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


On Tuesday afternoon we held a very exciting event; where some of our extremely generous parents came into school to deliver talks about their chosen profession. There was a real buzz around the school and pupils were thoroughly engaged in both the talks, and in considering where their career journey might lead them. A massive […]

Young Green Britain Challenge

We are delighted to inform you of the outstanding achievement made by three groups of Year 7 students from St. Joseph’s in reaching the County Finals of the Young Green Briton Challenge last week. This commendable accomplishment showcases the dedication and hard work of our students in actively contributing to environmental sustainability. The Young Green […]

6C Fundraiser

Today marks 6C’s fundraiser to support Cancer Research as part of St. Joseph’s Catholic mission. A huge thank you to all children, parents and carers for an unbelievable turnout. It was important to the pupils in 6C that we did something that would raise awareness of this important cause and do something which many pupils […]