St. Joseph's College

Croydon, South London


  • We educate young people in an actively Christian environment where the values of the Gospel are proclaimed and upheld.
  • We continue the education mission of the De La Salle Brothers in South London, which began in 1855.
  • We provide a variety of quality learning experiences which will develop the students’ full potential, which are enjoyable and which also benefit the staff, parents and others connected with the College.
  • The College is a community in which each individual is considered by all to be of equal worth and value, and accordingly is treated by all with respect and dignity.
  • The students, parents, staff, governors and trustees of the College play a full and active part in promoting our mission. All are committed to ensuring its success.


St. Joseph's College
Beulah Hill
SE19 3HL

About St. Joseph's College

St Joseph’s College was founded by the De La Salle Brothers in 1855 and has been located in a number of sites across London during its 161 year history. It finally arrived at our current location on Beulah Hill in 1904. This makes St Joseph’s College one of England’s oldest and most established Catholic State Funded Boys Schools. Girls are now admitted into our thriving 6th Form. In 2015 St Joseph’s College was the top performing boys’ state school across the Boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Merton and Lewisham, and one of the top three performing schools in the area.

As a Roman Catholic Comprehensive College we aim to help everyone in our community to grow in faith and make the most of their talents and abilities. 

The culture and ethos of the College is centred on our high expectations of each other: All students who attend the College have the opportunity to maximise their academic potential, their talents and their abilities across a wide range of activities both academic and vocational.

At the heart of our College lies our strong sense of faith, community, the values we strive to maintain, our commitment to realising the potential of each and every young man and woman in our care and in providing a balanced education that addresses the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of our students lives. 

Mr D Garrido                                                                      

Head Teacher

Mr David Garrido