St Joseph’s College

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  • Qualifications


  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, vegan, halal & kosher

  • Key information

    St Joseph’s is a co-educational school in Ipswich, Suffolk with 580 pupils aged 2-18. The school has approximately 70 international students from 12 different nationalities including UK in two boarding houses. Boarding can start in Year 6 (Age 10-11).

    In Years 7-9, international students can use the timetabled second language lessons (Spanish or French) to have focused group EAL (English as an Additional Language) lessons which are always small groups. In Years 10 & 11, if students want to they can study IGCES English as Second language rather than GCSE English as one of the compulsory options. 1:1 intervention is also available when/where possible. IELTS support is also offered in Years 12 &13 too without extra cost.

    The College is also an accredited testing centre for IELTS and SAT examinations.


    St Joseph’s is located in the town of Ipswich, Suffolk in 60 acres of parkland near to the centre of the town.

    The College is 1 hour from London Stansted Airport, 1.5 hours from London City and Gatwick Airports, 2.5 hours from Heathrow Airport

    A Day in the Life of…

    Testimonials from pupils and parents best explain what life is like at the College

    My name is John, I am from Nigeria. I joined St Joseph’s College in October 2018. Ever since then, I have had a great time and learned a lot. The teachers and other staff are very helpful and supportive, bearing in mind I’m so far from home. I appreciate the caring nature of the boarding staff and thank them for a good time.”
    John (Graduated in July 2019, now at Aston University studying International Relations and English Language)

    My name is Eruchi I’m in Year 10 and I joined in 2017. St Jo’s is a caring and warm place, especially Boarding, which has helped me to really settle in and become more independent. It has made me more determined and has taught me to pave a way for the future ahead of me.”
    Eruchi is in her Year 10 and her sister is at our school too in Year 12

    I am Angus, from Hong Kong . I joined St Jo’s in 2019 at the start of Year 9. I am also a member of the football academy. Being at St Jo’s has helped me become more independent. While being here, I have become more culturally diverse, having met some great people from different cultural backgrounds and developed strong bonds with them. My younger brother and sister also joined me at St Jo’s in January 2021.”

    Parent testimonial
    “Lockdown has been a problem for children in education. After watching our younger son Alex with his classroom mate, I was so impressed. For him to have day to day structure, almost mirroring the normal school day was so impressive. So, we have moved our older son to St Jos. He started fresh this term and there is no comparison. Now in lockdown 3, we have regained his confidence for his future. ”

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