Welcome to The Joseph Whitaker School.

We are immensely proud of our school. People who visit us find a well-ordered and caring environment where pupils and adults alike achieve their full potential. We set the highest standards; have the highest expectations, and we believe that learning should be challenging, stimulating and above all enjoyable.

Although we have over 1200 pupils on roll, a strong family ethos has been created, built on very good relationships and staff knowing their pupils well. Schools are about people, and The Joseph Whitaker School is the good place it is because of what our pupils, staff, parents, Governors and the wider community bring to it.

In 2013, the school achieved record GCSE and A level results. This has not happened by accident. Our results are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our pupils and staff, supported by parents. They are one of the many reasons why we are oversubscribed. At GCSE level, 72% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics, 85% achieved 5 A*-C grades and every student achieved at least 5 GCSE passes. At A level, 52% of students achieved an A or A* grade, with 72% of students achieving an A* or B grade. The pass rate for the school was 100%.

Of course, it’s not just academically where our pupils excel. We are very proud of all their achievements across a wide variety of areas, including sport, the performing arts and in the wider community.

Our website can only give you a flavour of the school. You can find out more by reading our prospectus, available either in school or by clicking here. We would encourage you to visit us at any time, so that you can meet our pupils and staff and see the school in operation.

With very best wishes

Rob Martlew