Important Announcements


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 can achieve their full potential. We set the highest standards, have the highest expectations and believe that learning should be challenging, stimulating and above all enjoyable. These are some of the many reasons why we are oversubscribed. 

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.

We want every pupil to achieve the highest possible academic outcomes and this is our number one priority. We know that this will only happen by providing the highest standards of teaching day in and day out. Of course, it’s not just academically where pupils can 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 propectus, available either in school or by clicking here. If you would like a  copy of of any information from the school website, please contact the school and we will be happy to provide this for you.

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