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.
20 Media & Film Studies pupils boarded an early morning train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston on Friday 22nd November in search of a magical experience at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Catching a connecting train to Watford Junction they then left the muggle world behind and boa...
On the evening of the 26th of November 2019 St John Plessington Catholic College celebrated the achievements of over 130 students who have achieved a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. We were joined by Dr Ian Lovegrove who has run scientific expeditions in Antarctica and Kevin Rogers...
Very early on the morning of Tuesday 19th November Year 12 pupils from SJP and SMCC departed from Liverpool John Lennon to Krakow. Once we had arrived and settled in the hotel we set off for the first of our visits. This was a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter of Krakow...
This October, Pupils from St John Plessington Catholic College, accompanied by Mr Jones and Miss Chesters travelled over 5000 miles to Eastern China. The trip was designed so that pupils would act as a delegation from SJP and visit our sister school in the city of Taicang, Taicang Number 2 Middle Sc...
Congratulations to Lydia Evans, who made it to the final in a national Young Artist Christmas Competition competition to develop a piece based on a theme of 'Festive Dreams.' for the cover of the 2019 InvestIN Christmas card.
St John Plessington Catholic College Abbie McMahon a past pupil, who went onto rare Studio (a performing arts school based in Liverpool) came back on Wednesday to work with a select group of girls. Abbie worked with the students to develop choreography and performance! The girls really enjoyed it! Thanks Abbie! https://t.co/CRsJHco4hs
St John Plessington Catholic College Mr Houghton's form has been busy collecting and bagging up plastic litter from around the school after lunchtimes over the last two weeks. What a fantastic display of Eco Stewardship at SJP #settinganexample #recycling #litterpickers #ecoembassadors https://t.co/thDnR5cBpy
"All that is best in Catholic education."Bishop of Shrewsbury
WINNER – Secondary School of the YearTES National Schools Awards 2010
“Students are invariably polite and courteous towards each other and their teachers.”(Ofsted)
“The students at St John Plessington are the jewels in the crown of this Outstanding College.”(Ofsted)