Welcome from the Student President
Faith, hope, charity and courage are the key Catholic virtues that provide the roots and foundations of Saint Joan of Arc School. These values have been taught and displayed in all different areas throughout my school life from Year 7 to Year 13. The environment, support and staff at St Joan of Arc have shaped and developed me into the person I am today.
St Joan of Arc offers a wide and varied range of subjects to study and other fantastic opportunities to all students. The curriculum is wide and varied from GCSE through to A-levels. The positive, friendly, welcoming environment and highly skilled staff endeavour to nurture and develop each individual student’s unique talents and skills to the best of each individual’s abilities throughout their journey at the school.
Extra-curricular activities offered are vast and varied enabling everyone to have the opportunity to participate in activities from football to netball, drama, dance and science. There is something for everyone!
St Joan of Arc has been underpinned by the virtues and ethos of ‘Love Christ and Inspire Others’. The school displays this ethos and virtue through our engagement within the catholic community and the highly rewarding charity work the school undertakes. The students and staff support the local food bank with annual collections of items to be delivered. Supplies and contributions were also collected for other charities such as the recent appeal to support Ukrainian refugees and also hosting events for Macmillan Coffee Mornings. Home Start is significantly supported every Christmas by all students providing gifts and vouchers to less fortunate and deprived families in the local area. Within the forthcoming year the school will resume the support offered to Udayan School located in Kolkata, India which supports children of leprosy sufferers by sending aid to the school.
St Joan of Arc has truly shaped me in many different ways and my identity as a person. This has been achieved by receiving advice and support from staff to developing relationships with friends and my peers. I was enabled and supported to develop strengths further but also to address and tackle my weaknesses both academically, personally and on a social level. St Joan of Arc has provided me with the building blocks and confidence to make the next steps in what I hope will be an exciting challenge!
Amy Brown - Year 13