St John Plessington Catholic College

  • Beauty and the Beast

    The Performing Arts Department are very happy to present our musical for this year of Beauty and the Beast. The show will take place on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November 2019. The show will start at 6.30pm in College Hall and we would like to invite you all to the show. The musical includes all of the well loved characters from the Disney films as well as the songs and is suitable for all of the family. Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £2 concessions and are on sale now from reception. It would be fantastic if you could promote this with your forms over the next few days and encourage them to buy their tickets and we would, of course, love to see as many of you there as possible. Family and friends are all welcome as is fancy dress (for the little Beauty and Beasts in the audience).

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  • Medical Forms

    We ask all parents/carers to complete for their child, a Medical Form with information of any conditions and medication. This information is stored for the time the child is at SJP. We ask parent/carer to update the school if any information changes.

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  • Diocese of Shrewsbury - Schools Building Fund donation

    A leaflet informing parents and carers about voluntarily supporting the Diocese of Shrewsbury Schools Building Fund will be distributed to pupils to pass to parents and guardians. The leaflet outlines how contributions can be made, including Gift Aid.

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    Foundation Governors play a very important role on our Local Governing Body and are a vital part of the College community, upholding the Catholic Ethos in all aspects of College life. We currently have Foundation Governor vacancies. If you would like to know more about these important voluntary roles, please contact Helen Caul, Clerk to Governors at the College by phone or email (

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  • Try our Awesome Mobile App

    The SZapp is our dedicated School App that allows you to receive targeted, relevant, notifications from our College, as well as, access school calendars, events, Learning Programmes and much more. To find out how to install the app click find out more.

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  • Progress 8 - 2019

    We are pleased to announce that we are the highest performing Comprehensive school on the Wirral for the Government's key performance indicator Progress 8 - well done to our staff and students.

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  • GCSE Results Day 2019

    Once again, we are delighted with the achievements of our Year 11 pupils. We have maintained the positive outcomes that we strive to achieve for our pupils year on year. The initial results show that pupils at SJP make significantly better progress than their peers nationally as our community has come to expect. All pupils and teachers should be congratulated on their hard work and we wish to thank parents for their continued support. SJP is a school that goes from strength to strength.

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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

October 2019

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

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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