A firm foundation for life
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Welcome to the excellent Pre-Prep Department, where our children are provided with the best start to their school life.

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Junior 4-11 Years

The Junior School develops confident, hardworking pupils who have both high self-esteem and a passion for learning.

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Senior 11-16 Years

Our pupils are well-mannered, enthusiastic and motivated, and are encouraged to become confident, independent learners.

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Beauty & The Beast

Summer Production 2018 of Beauty & The Beast. 5th, 6th, 7th July 2018. For further details & tickets please click here.

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We're a highly successful, non-denominational, non-selective private day school in the South West of England; we combine a broad, challenging and high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity. As a result, we take great pride in our young people and what we help them to achieve, and they develop into confident, well-mannered and responsible individuals who respect others, the school and their environment.

We welcome boys and girls from age 4 to 16, going from reception class through the junior school and into the senior school.

We measure the success of what we do not just in academic achievement - although results in the junior school and GCSE results are well above national averages - but in the atmosphere we foster, the care we take of each child and the opportunities we extend to all. Our aim is to educate the pupil in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

We have been very busy with registrations, with certain year groups nearing or at capacity. If you are considering an independent education for your child please contact us to arrange a visit.

Our next Open Day will be taking place on Friday 15th June 2018 from 10am - 1pm. If you would like to attend please register here https://www.stjosephscornwall.co.uk/admissions/open-day-june-2018/

  • Music For A Summer Evening 2018 There seemed to be a sense of déjà vu at this year’s Music for a Summer Evening concert! However for once, the sun came out and it really felt as if the summer concert season was well underway. Apart from being a great social occasion with the chance of refreshments afterwards, it was encouraging to see a number of pupils (many of whom were Grade 6 standard and above), from Years 7 – 11 taking part. For such a young pupil base, their performances were outstanding. In addition to the many superb solo performances, the newly re-formed Wind Band gave their debut performance, playing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables. We welcomed a number of new players into the Band, including some pupils from the Junior School. The Boys’ Choir delighted the audience with their performance of Do you hear the people sing, also from Les Miserables. As has been the tradition over the past few years, when we have listened to some compositions from the Y11 GCSE Music group, this year was no exception. Hattie and Holly proudly presented their Set Brief from the Exam Board to the audience, both of which were very well received. Members of Canzonetta have also been working very hard throughout the past term and performed A Bunch of Thyme arranged by Michael Neaum, Philip Lane’s Full Fathom Five and Frank Bridge’s arrangement of the tongue twister, Peter Piper, to a very appreciative audience. The evening ended with Canzonetta and the Boys’ Choir joining forces and performing Rutter’s Gaelic Blessing, followed by Rhythm of Life from Sweet Charity. They were joined by former Head Choristers Alina Nuta (2015-2016), and Rosanna Rowe (2016-2017) for both pieces. A huge ‘well done’ to everyone who took part – especially all the soloists who performed so brilliantly: Katie Heard (Musical Theatre), Fallon Gillies (Violin), Issy Thorns (Flute), Darcey Courtney-Bridgey (Piano), Lucas Drayton (Singing), Alec Macdonald (Trumpet), Lucy Rowe (Singing), Holly Whale (Trombone) and Hattie Loe (Singing) as well as members of the Boys’ Choir, Canzonetta, the String Ensemble and the Wind Band. It was a fantastic evening and £182.50 was raised for the Cornwall Air Ambulance. Mrs L Mann
    May 17 1:30 pm
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