St John Plessington Catholic College

  • Letter to Parents - 02-04-20

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  • To Parents and Carers of Year 11 and Year 13 students

    Dear Parents and Carers We have today received guidance from OFQUAL (the Government Regulatory Body responsible for national qualifications) regarding how GCSE and A Level grades are to be determined this summer.

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  • Support for parents and children during COVID-19

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  • Google Classroom Update

    Please read the full letter from our Head Teacher for more details.

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  • Free School Meal Update

    Parents/carers of pupils eligible for free school meals should have received supermarket e-vouchers today. Please contact school if you have not received them:

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  • Google Classroom Distance Learning Strategy

    In the event that the school does have to close due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, students will be able to continue their studies via Google Classroom. Teachers have been working hard to ensure that this is all up and running. Each teacher has set up a class within Google Classroom that their students can access whilst they are not in school. This facility enables teachers to upload resources, assignments, tasks and include links to relevant learning websites. Your child has been given a sheet with the relevant class codes needed for them to access their subject classes. They have also been told what their username and password is to access Google Classroom. However, please see below for detailed instructions to follow when using Google Classroom.

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  • Have you ever considered a career in teaching?

    Train to teach at SJP with School Direct, the school-based teacher training programme. Visit for more details, or email

    Applications Now Open for September 2020

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Aspire not to have more but to be more...

St John Plessington Catholic College is an Outstanding Voluntary Aided Catholic 11-18 Academy. We serve the population of the Wirral and are oversubscribed in all year groups with 1546 pupils.

We have received many accolades over the years including in 2010/2011 the Times Educational Supplement's "OUTSTANDING SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR" award. We have achieved the status of a High Performing Specialist School and, as a National Support School, a Leading Edge School as well as a National Leader of Education, we provide service and support to other schools in the local area and the wider region.

In May 2013 we received our second Outstanding OFSTED judgement (previously Outstanding in 2007) and were delighted to have been awarded best Mathematics Department in the Times Educational Supplement awards of 2013. In 2014 we were awarded the status of National Teaching School, reflecting our key role in helping other schools to be successful as well as helping to train the next generation of outstanding teachers and leaders. Further to this, we were, once again, shortlisted for Outstanding Secondary School of The Year in 2018 which is a phenomenal achievement.

We are very proud of these external validations of our success but value above all else the hard work and support of our community of pupils, families and staff. Working together in partnership we believe that anything and everything is possible. We are proud of the fact that we do not select our pupils by ability or social class but instead uphold our Christian values that all children are welcome in our community.

Upcoming Events

April 2020

St John Plessington Catholic College, Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 7LF

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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