I am delighted to be able to welcome you to our website and hope that it helps provide a flavour of our thriving school and Sixth Form.
St Joseph’s College was founded by the De La Salle Brothers in 1855 and has been located across a number of sites across London during its amazing history. These sites now give name to our six houses that are at the heart of our thriving and successful community. The College finally arrived at our current location on Beulah Hill in 1904. This makes St Joseph’s College one of England’s oldest and most established Catholic State Funded Boys Schools. Girls are admitted into our excellent 6th Form. St Joseph’s College in one of the top performing boys’ non-selective schools in the area.
As a College, at our core, we are an unambiguously Lasallian School, inclusive of people of other faiths and traditions. Our Christian dimension permeates and shapes every aspect of college life: tone atmosphere, spirit, signs, symbols, relationships, curriculum, requirements and regulations.
Our policies are centred on our young people, designed to prepare them to take their place in society. We are determined to enable our students to “live life to the fullest” (John. 10:10) through a quality human and Christian education.
At the core of what we want a St Joseph student to embody when they leave the security of the college on their life journey are these five fundamental respects.
Respect for Faith
Respect for Learning
Respect for Others
Respect for Community
Respect for Self
As Headmaster, I feel very privileged to be able to play a role in the future development of this historic College and the lives of our school community. As a Roman Catholic Comprehensive College, we aim to help everyone in our community to grow in faith and make the most of their talents and abilities.
The culture and ethos of the College is centred on our high expectations of ourselves and each other: All students who attend the College have the opportunity to maximise their academic potential, their talents and their abilities across a wide range of activities both academic and vocational.
Our motto “Fides Intepida” or “Fearless Faith” provides us with the inspiration that, in order for our students to take on the challenges of an ever-changing world and realise their dreams, when they leave the college they are:
Confident: Have self-belief and communicate clearly in any situation.
Determined: Work hard to achieve in all aspects of life.
Enthusiastic: Learn from mistakes and maintain a positive outlook.
Independent: Take responsibility for themselves and their learning.
Creative: Explore many different paths to develop understanding.
Considerate: Strong in their own faith and values whilst respecting other views and values.
At the heart of our College lies our strong sense of faith, community and values. Our commitment to realising the potential of each and every young man and woman in our care is our driving force. Every day, every lesson and in every experience we strive to provide a balanced education that addresses the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of our students lives.
Please come and visit us and take the opportunity to talk to me, our staff and most importantly our students who are great ambassadors for our College and will explain what life is like at our school.
I look forward to welcoming you to our College and showing you its work in action.
Mr D Garrido
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