Part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust

The family of St Joseph’s loves, learns and grows together as followers of Jesus.


Our Staff





St Joseph’s is an inclusive, vibrant and dynamic Middle school within the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust.

We are a Catholic school but welcome applications from those of other faiths or no faith who share our ethos and values. We are large enough to be able to offer a diverse curriculum whilst maintaining a focus of the progress of the individual. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have strong faculties that encourage our students to develop their sporting, musical and creative skills. We are a school at the heart of Hexham and are very proud of the success of our motivated students and dedicated staff who understand the value of professionalism and innovation in everything that we do.

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Our Values

At St Joseph’s Democracy is embedded. The elections of School Council representatives are based solely on staff and pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action. Pupils are taught about the importance of the Law.

Often members from local authorities e.g. Police, Firemen, Ambulance Service are invited into St Joseph’s to discuss the reason we have Law. This helps reinforce the importance of following rules. At St Joseph’s we encourage children to make choices in everyday school life.


We send out letters and newsletters on a regular basis to keep parents up to date with school decisions and progress.

At St Joseph's, we keep our parents, carers and families informed about upcoming events and celebrations of our children's successes. We regularly publish a newsletter, which is sent out electronically to all of our parents and is made available on this page. We also use Social media to share the very latest events, learning and religious celebrations that take place within our school.

Latest News

Y8 Football

A huge well done to our Y8 pupils who play football for Allendale U13’s, celebrating a treble-winning season after securing their third trophy of the year. They also won 100% of their games throughout the season! Let’s hope England have the same success rate in the Euros!

KS2 Icecream

A big thank you to Vision for Education and Ciccarelli Artisan Gelato for treating our KS2 pupils to ice cream, it was thoroughly enjoyed in the sunshine! 

STEM Marine Biology Assembly

One of our Teaching Assistants Miss Bell, lead an assembly today as part of STEM week. She used to live on the Fair Isle, located halfway between Orkney and the Shetland Mainland. The Fair Isle is a place rich in wildlife and cultural heritage. She talked about the Marine life and the Seabirds found on […]


Ofsted 2023

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