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Summer Creative Course ** Free Places available** 

In Year 7 and Year 8? Interested in a FREE summer school programme July 26th for 4 weeks (10 till 3pm daily – you must be willing to commit to all 4 weeks) in the Oval Centre, Workington (transport can be provided free too). It is being run by Cumbria Development Education Centre and looks like a fantastic opportunity for young people. Closing date is end of June.

Develop your sporting and creative skills, leadership potential and communication skills in a fun packed programme on a range of topics. If you are interested, please email the address below with your name and year group and endeavour to get a place for you. Places are limited so don’t delay – get in touch today!

Places are available to those- on free school meals, who have an educational health plan, who are in the care system, who are young carers, those who have mental health issues, involved with criminal justice (YOS) or if you are newly vulnerable due to family circumstances due the pandemic.

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Weekly Message

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a lovely Easter. From now I will write a weekly message to parents.

The Year 9 Options Website with information about subjects will open on Monday 19th April.


Year 9: Thursday 29th April – Year 9 Options & Progress Evening (non -core subjects) online. Your students all have access to the Options website with subject information. This information contains videos from staff which is why it is on our students’ section.

From 4.00pm until 7.00pm

Opens for bookings on Thursday 22nd April at 9.00am. More information to follow on how to book in.

Closes for bookings on Wednesday 28th April at 2.00pm

Year 9: Thursday 6th May – Year 9 Core Subjects ( Eng, Maths, Science and RE)  Progress Evening online


From 4.00pm until 7.00pm

Opens for bookings on Thursday  29th April at 9.00am. More information to follow on how to book in

Closes for bookings on Wednesday 5th May at 2.00pm

Advance Notice Year 7 Parents Evening: 8th July.

Advance Notice Year 10 Parents Evening: to be arranged in June.

Year 11: We are planning that Year 11 will be with us  untilFriday May 28th.

Year 10: We are offering a 30 minute catch up Science lesson at 2.45 every Thursday until the summer. This is compulsory for all students in Year 10. Therefore for Year 10 school will finish at 3.15. English will be planned next.

Miss Kennedy

Today’s Message – 4th January 2020

Dear Parents,

I apologise for the very late message.

We have decided to pause the COVID testing due to the announcement this evening.

I would like to thank all of the volunteers who so kindly gave up their time to be trained and to set up today.

I hope that we might be able to offer testing again nearer to our return to school, whenever that might be.

I hope all our St Joseph’s family is well. We will be in contact tomorrow about work and GCSEs.

Keep safe,

Jacky Kennedy

Today’s Message – Sunday 3rd January 2021

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! This is my first daily message on a Sunday but it is important that you know what is happening. I did email last week also. It is worth noting that if the Government adjust their plans, we will have to change ours.  I speak for all the staff when I say that we would prefer that everyone was back this week and we were all in school together at St Joseph’s. #family

Monday 4th is staff training. We are meeting online. No staff are in school.

Tuesday 5th testing begins for staff and Year 11 in the hall. The programme is on our website. Reception is open from Tuesday, if you need to call us.

Wednesday 6th testing continues. Provision for key workers  and other students  begins: 9.30-2pm. If you wish to book your child, please email Heads of Year will phone some families to offer school provision. Online work and teaching starts. More information on Monday’s message.

Thursday 7th testing continues. Provision for key workers etc. 9.30-2pm.

Friday 8th provision for Key workers etc. 9.30-2pm.

Year 11 return Monday 11th January, all school Monday 18th January. Mock exams are going ahead..

Remember, you do not have to have a test.

Best wishes to everyone. Please email tutors or Heads of Year if you need anything. will answer password issues.

Miss Kennedy

Mobile Devices

If you need to connect your own device to our new system it needs to be reset first.

Reset Windows 10 =
Restore your iPad to factory settings =

Once it has reset connect to your WiFi.

Windows 10Laptop/Tablet = “Setup for an Organisation” and use your school email and password (Guide)

Apple iPad = use your school email and password to register the device with Apple


Now the device should connect to Lightspeed Systems.


Any problems, please bring your device to the Network Team Office next to IT2 (Mr Yeomans).

Your device must support Wi-Fi (802.11ac)

Daily Message

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to Jessica Irving in Year 10 who has won the ‘Autumn in Workington’  photography competition! Her photograph of Harrington Beach was a well deserved first place. Also congratulations to Melissa McKenzie and Marwa Abdulkareem who have won the Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition. Well done to all three students!

We have had a third positive case in Year 11. Year 11 have not been in school since last Thursday. The year group are due back in school next Thursday 19th November.

Thank you to you all for providing packed lunches. Again, we wish all students recovering at home a speedy recovery.

Thank you to Mrs Fowler who made all the staff a mince pie today. They were delicious.

Please keep safe at home this weekend,

Jacky Kennedy