18th March 2021 — St Joseph’s In The Park is pleased to report a very successful year for the Year 6 pupils who have gained entrance into a wide range of independent and state senior schools across Hertfordshire. Five scholarships were awarded: Eden (Academic, Bishop’s Stortford College & Music, Haileybury); Elaine (Music, St Albans High School for Girls); Isla (academic, St Edmund’s College); Kerensa (sports, Mount House). For the third year in a row, the school gained a 100% pass rate for Haileybury which is a great achievement. Children will move on to St Albans High School for Girls, St Edmund’s College, Bishop’s Stortford College, Haileybury, Queenswood, Aldenham, Mount House, Presdales, Gosfield, Broxbourne, Richard Hale, Chauncy, Chancellor’s and the King’s School, Harpenden.
Headmaster Douglas Brown congratulated all the pupils. “The staff are very proud of the children’s achievements and recognise all the hard work they have put in this year. I really believe the scholarships awarded demonstrate that as a school we truly add value to all our pupils and offer an all-round education.”
“It is important for the school to provide a great deal more than just exam success. We are proud to be a non-selective school offering a wide and varied curriculum, enhanced by a diverse and complementary extra-curricular programme which is designed to equip children for the modern and changing world. Pupils are encouraged to develop learning habits; such as curiosity, persistence and independence which will stand them in good stead for future careers. The focus of any curriculum should not simply be on attainment, but on producing confident, well-rounded children who are adaptable and can contribute and have a value in society,” said Douglas Brown.