about us

Becoming Fully Human in Christ

St. Joseph’s is an 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school situated in the heart of St. Joseph’s Parish, Port Talbot.   From Year 7 to Year 13 and beyond, we offer a pathway through Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, preparing our students for the rest of their lives.  Our aim is always for excellence,  for an education that inspires the development of the whole person, emotionally, spiritually and academically.

Whether you are a student, a parent or a visitor, we hope you find this website a useful resource to find out more about our school. There is more information and easy to follow links below, or use the menu at the top to find your way around.

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Make sure you stay up to date with all of our scheduled events, trips, INSET days and holidays.

Whilst we aim to keep this calendar up-to-date, keep an eye on our Twitter feed and on your email inbox for any changes or updates as they happen.


Homework is an important part of a child's education. It teaches them to work independently, and to take ownership of their work and progress. We want homework to be an engaging and valuable experience for students and parents. Click here for our homework schedule. An up-to-date list of homework tasks is available on the ClassCharts app.


We use out Twitter feed to keep you up to to date with the latest news, information and events.

All of our tweets are displayed on this website, but make sure you follow us, so that you don't miss out on the latest news and information.


ParentPay is the easy way to manage your child's school dinner money. It's also an easy way for us to get in touch with you with up-to-date news. Make sure your email address on your ParentPay account is up-to-date so that you don't miss out.

Click on the logo to go straight to the ParentPay page.


ClassCharts is an app that allows you to check on you child's achievements in school. Every achievement and sanction point issued is available for you to see. You will also be able to see all of the homework issued to your child, with helpful advice, due dates and an estimated length of time each piece should take. The app is available on Apple or Android devices, or on their webpage.


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Please note that updates on events, trips and other important information will be sent out via ParentPay emails and on Twitter.

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Latest Twitter Updates...

KidzBall is an initiative set up by Sandfields/ Aberavon NPT if your child/children would be interested in attending our event. It's on every Monday 4- 5, it will be an outside activity at St. Josephs Comprehensive school Field, Newton Avenue, if raining held in The Barn next do

Successful visit to Kraków by Mr Torrance and Mrs Gow to share our Pioneer Schools journey as part of the @EUErasmusPlus Culture of Learning Project! Great to visit schools in Poland and discuss ideas with colleagues from partner schools in Iceland, Latvia and Wales 👍


Great to see everyone enjoying Open Evening at St Joseph’s tonight 👍

Don’t forget to join us tonight at our Year 5/6 Open Evening for entry to Year 7 in September 2019! Starts at 6pm in the New Hall! All Welcome!

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Why Choose St. Joseph's School?

Year 11 students gaining 5 or more GCSE grades in 2017
Pass rate at A-Level in 2017
A-Level Grades at A or A* in 2017
Students who gained entrance to their chosen university or apprenticeship