St Joseph’s Toy Museum

Year 1 pupils have been studying Toys in their History lessons. The topic culminated in the setting up and running of a Toy Museum. We set up exhibits featuring toys our grandparents may have had, toys our parents may have had and toys from the present. The children created leaflets, worked in the café, gave guided tours, took entrance money and assisted in the interactive play area of the museum. The children were able to talk about and describe toys from the past and present.

Due to current circumstances we are unable to visit museums so it was fun and exciting to be able to have our own experience of a museum here at St Joseph’s.

Mrs Harradence

Headmaster’s Scholarship Award 2020


The winners and runners-up of the 2020 Headmaster’s Scholarship Award have been announced. In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the College last year, pupils were set the challenge over the summer holidays to complete a project on “How the world has changed during the last 125 years.”...

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St Joseph’s Toy Museum


Since we are currently unable to visit museums, Year 1 invited staff and pupils to their very own St Joseph’s Toy Museum. As part of their History topic, Toys, the museum featured toys from the past and present, handmade leaflets, a café, guided tours, an interactive play area and tickets on the door, providing the full museum experience. ...

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Winter Music Concert


On Thursday 12 November, our Music Department performed their second socially distanced Virtual Music Concert this autumn term. From Year 4 to Year 13, pupils sung and performed a wide variety of musical pieces, ranging from the ‘Wallace and Gromit’ theme tune, and an a capella adaptation of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ to the more classical compositions by Domenico Cimarosa and Carl Maria von Weber....

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Mrs Quinton’s incredible family fundraiser in aid of Launchpad


Congratulations to our Languages teacher, Mrs Quinton and her family for raising over £800 for Launchpad, a Reading-based homeless charity. Mrs Quinton, her husband and two daughters decided to brave the outdoors on World Homeless Day and slept on their front doorstep for a night in aid of Launchpad’s much-loved annual event, the Big Sleep Out. ...

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Founders’ Day Concert


On Thursday 5 November, we celebrated our Founders' Day as the College turned 126 years old. We held a socially distanced Founders’ Day Music Concert, which was a wonderful occasion. Well done to all staff and pupils for their hard work and participation in a truly memorable Concert. Although we were unable to invite an audience this year, we invite you to enjoy the recoding. ....

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