St Joseph's College

St Joseph's College is a co-educational day and boarding school with a Christian ethos. Its 600 students, aged 3 - 18 years, occupy a beautiful 60-acre campus near the centre of Ipswich. St Joseph's College produces confident, academically successful and compassionate young people who excel in many disciplines. The school is particularly known for the Creative & Performing Arts and for Sport. It incorporates an outstanding Prep School and a new, state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre.

Birkfield House
Belstead Road

+44 (0)1473 694576

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ISC associations: The Society of Heads, ISA, AGBIS, ISBA, IAPS

Religious affiliation: Christian

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 594

St Joseph's College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£10,825 to £14,526

Day fees per term:
£2,223 to £6,503

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
935 / 6044

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2 to 19 (295)

Boarding: 11 to 19 (55)

Sixth Form: (88)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2 to 19 (211)

Boarding: 11 to 19 (33)

Sixth Form: (74)

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Additional Information


Learning Support interventions at St Joseph’s

The Learning Support Department at St Joseph’s College aims to provide a warm, caring and welcoming environment in which the following interventions are offered to maximize the teaching and learning experiences of our students within a positive social context:

  • Students identified with literacy difficulties are taught tailored literacy programmes by a specialist teacher in dyslexia
  • Open-door, drop-in support offered on a daily basis
  • Touch typing, organisational skills, handwriting support put in place where the need is identified
  • Pastoral support provided
  • LS option offered at KS4 to deliver support across the curriculum, and to teach study and revision skills
  • In-class support of a LSA where appropriate
  • Catch-Up Reading programmes on a 1:1 basis
  • HWK club (after school)
  • Lunch Club
  • 1:1 mentoring/self-esteem development
  • Students learn within a ‘can do’ approach with high expectations
  • Access arrangements put in place (SENCo/specialist teacher)
  • Spelling Stars
  • Additional teaching of spelling, punctuation and grammar in direct response to the changes made to the GCSE English Language paper, which now places greater emphasis on these aspects

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies