A school which completely and utterly saved me from the horrors of South East London's education system.
The community feeling is like nothing I've ever known; sometimes I feel that the pupils there don't appreciate it as much as they could do - they should try my old school, then they'd realise how bloody lucky they are!
Place where I reached the limits of my academic potential, which is more than I can say for my past experiences.
Comparisons to my old school :
St Joseph's - acres of space to play competitive sports. Old school - a small park to run around the outside of (which was across a busy road).
St Joseph's - teachers who can speak English to a high standard. Old school - Among others, a black Nigerian teacher who's own name could'nt be disyphered by her class let alone the Science lesson!
St.Joseph's - pupils who hold doors open for each other and had have good general discipline in comparison to other places. Old school - ok...I saw a black year 10 kid get arrested in the school canteen for whacking a boy from another school over the head with a hammer at a bus stop; need I say more?