St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich

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St Joseph's Roman Catholic High SchoolSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_0_0
AddressSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_1_0
InformationSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_2_0
TypeSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_3_0 Voluntary Aided ComprehensiveSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_3_1
MottoSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_4_0 Justitia Sine Timore

(Be Just and Fear Not)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_4_1

Religious affiliation(s)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_5_0 Roman CatholicSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_5_1
EstablishedSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_6_0 5 November 1963St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_6_1
Local authoritySt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_7_0 BoltonSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_7_1
Department for Education URNSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_8_0 St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_8_1
OfstedSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_9_0 St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_9_1
HeadteacherSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_10_0 Mr Tony McCabeSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_10_1
GenderSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_11_0 No Gender Assumption #2019St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_11_1
AgeSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_12_0 11 to 16St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_12_1
EnrolmentSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_13_0 856 pupilsSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_13_1
Colour(s)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_14_0 Blue & SilverSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_14_1
WebsiteSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_header_cell_0_15_0 St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_cell_0_15_1

St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School and Sports College is a voluntary aided comprehensive school located in Horwich, Greater Manchester, England. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_0

It is under trusteeship of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford and is maintained by Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_1

The school is in the top four schools (three of which are faith schools) at GCSE in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_2

On 2 June 2020, the school was formally admitted as a member to the worldwide UNESCO Associated Schools Network. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_3

Admissions St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_0

As of 2013 the school had 856 pupils within the age range of 11-16. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_4

The school is in the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford, established in 1963. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_5

Headteachers St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_1

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  • 1963–1975: Mr. John B. YatesSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_0_0
  • 1975–1991: Mr. G. Eric HesterSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_0_1
  • 1991–1995: Mr. Gerard F. BoyleSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_0_2
  • 1995–2013: Mr. Leo F. ConleySt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_0_3
  • 2013–2017: Mr. Richard WoodsSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_0_4
  • 2017–present: Mr. Anthony McCabeSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_0_5

Deputy Headteachers St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_2

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  • 1967–1993: Mr. Brian BradySt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_1_6
  • 1993–2004: Mr. Len GeeSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_1_7
  • 2004–2007: No appointed deputy (four teachers were assistant headteachers)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_1_8
  • 2007–2018: Mr. Maurice GrahamSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_1_9
  • 2018–present: Mrs J MorganSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_1_10
  • 2018–present: Mrs N Yorke RobinsonSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_1_11

Chairs of Governing Body St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_3

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  • 1963–1966: Rev. Fr. P. J. VealeSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_2_12
  • 1966–1975: Rev. Fr. B. O'LearySt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_2_13
  • 1975–1980: Rev. Fr. MoriartySt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_2_14
  • 1980–1985: Rev. Fr. B. PillingSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_2_15
  • 1985–2012: Rev. Canon H. JonesSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_2_16
  • 2012–2019: Mr W. CharnleySt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_2_17
  • 2019–present: Mrs Patricia JonesSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_2_18

Aims and Mission Statement St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_4

In 2018 governors, staff, students, parents and carers reviewed the school's mission and devised the following mission statement to reflect the work of St Joseph's. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_6

Students were keen to make the mission statement an acrostic poem using ‘Joeys’ as the lead word. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_7

Jesus Christ is the school family role model. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_8

Opening our hearts and minds to dream the impossible and achieve beyond our wildest imagination. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_9

Everybody is valued, nurtured and respected. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_10

Young and old will journey together to build God’s Kingdom. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_11

Striving for academic excellence and celebrating success in all we do. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_12

Academic Life St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_5

Subjects available at GCSE and above are: St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_13

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  • Art (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_19
  • Biology (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_20
  • Business Studies (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_21
  • Chemistry (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_22
  • Computer Science (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_23
  • Design & Technology (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_24
  • Drama (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_25
  • English Language (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_26
  • English Literature (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_27
  • Food TechnologySt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_28
  • Geography (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_29
  • Health & Social StudiesSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_30
  • History (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_31
  • ICT (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_32
  • iMedia (OCR Cambridge Nationals)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_33
  • Mathematics (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_34
  • Modern Languages - French, Spanish (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_35
  • MusicSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_36
  • Sports ScienceSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_37
  • Physics (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_38
  • Religious Studies (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_39
  • Textiles (GCSE)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_40
  • Award in Statistical Methods (level 3)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_3_41

Curriculum Enrichment St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_6

St. Joseph’s, believe that education is not purely academic and highlight the importance of nurturing children to become responsible, dynamic young people who can achieve academically and have the life skills that can be used in the workplace maintaining a Catholic ethos, in their future lives as adult Christians. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_14

In addition to the many academic lessons and activities, St Joseph's has a number of enrichment programmes that anyone can get involved with. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_15

St Joseph’s enjoys a rich and vibrant extra-curricular programme which plays a vital role in building confidence and deepening personalities. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_16

These range from sporting clubs and fixtures through to Be Kind to Your Mind and the School Mission Team. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_17

They also provide many opportunities for residential and day visits, including retreats to Savio House, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, sporting trips to Jesolo in Italy, the ski course to Austria and an annual pupil exchange to Spain. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_18

Other extra-curricular activities available at St Joseph's include: St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_19

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  • DramaSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_42
  • Craft ClubSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_43
  • Baking ClubSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_44
  • Film ClubSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_45
  • Music Drop-inSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_46
  • Science ClubSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_47
  • STEM ClubSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_48
  • Astronomy ClubSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_49
  • Eco-WarriorsSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_50
  • Creative WritingSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_51
  • Philosophical ThinkersSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_52
  • Bar Modelling Master ClassSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_53
  • Puzzle ClubSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_54
  • Chess ClubSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_4_55

Infrastructure Developments St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_7

Currently under construction is a £3,000,000 new wing of the school, creating capacity for a further 10 classrooms, 2 ICT rooms, a large library and drama studio. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_20

This new infrastructure is due to open in the summer term of 2020. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_21

Work has continued on the new development throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period in order to be ready for the next academic year. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_22

COVID-19 Contingencies St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_8

Following government advice, St Joseph's has remained open for the children of key workers. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_23

Education provision has continued through the setting of work through the school ePraise system and regular contact between teaching staff and students. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_24

The school is continuing its pastoral care through weekly welfare phone calls, engaging through emails, YouTube videos and a new Alexa skill called 'Joey's Thrive.' St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_25

On 4 June 2020, St Joseph's was awarded the Teach Well School Gold Award from the Teach Well Alliance in recognition of the work it undertook to take care of the physical and mental wellbeing of its staff and students during the coronavirus pandemic. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_26

Notable Joey's St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_section_9

People who are connected to the school community in any way are affectionately known as ‘Joeys’. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_27

To be a ‘Joey’ means to represent the school mission. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_28

The school informal motto is, ‘Once a Joey, always a Joey’. St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_29

Notable JOEY's are: St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_sentence_30

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  • Vernon Kay, British TV presenterSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_5_56
  • Phil Clarke, Great Britain Rugby league captain and Sky Sports commentatorSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_5_57
  • Peter Anglesea, Sale Sharks rugby union former captain and head coachSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_5_58
  • Sean Long, former rugby league footballer, most notable for playing for St. HelensSt Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_5_59
  • Charlie Bowling, Commonwealth Games bronze meddalist, Olympic Wrestling (Team England)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_5_60
  • Jordan Flores, footballer (Dundalk FC)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_5_61
  • Adam Senior, footballer (Bolton Wanderers FC)St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, Horwich_item_5_62


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