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.
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.
Cyber Re:coded was a new cybersecurity event designed to show pupils exactly what a job in cybersecurity looked like, what exciting innovation is shaping the industry, and put pupils in touch with future employers.
On Thursday 16th October, a small group of Year 9 pupils visited the University of Liverpool for a University 'taster day', to find out more about the fantastic opportunities available, and the support which can be offered to students as this fantastic University. At SJP we aspire for our pu...
Eight year 12 physicists travelled to Liverpool University to take part in the annual Liverpool Physics Olympics on Saturday 13th October. The competition involved 32 North West schools and colleges who each had to complete five different physics-related challenges plus a Fermi quiz.
Year 13 psychology students recently delved deeper into the human brain and how it functions, by making models of the brain using play-doh, paper mâché, clay and even cake.
Year 8 have been exploring their creativity in design this week. Some of our very talented pupils have been looking at product design from the drawing stage to prototype stage. The results have been fantastic! From rocket shaped water bottles to Harry Potter lightning strike bottles, I'm sure yo...
St John Plessington Catholic College This morning we learnt about Chinese minorities, Jade & traditional furniture amongst other things at the Shanghai Museum. #chinatrip @StMarysWallasey https://t.co/rg57KLBL5f
St John Plessington Catholic College Dinner tonight was followed by a walk along the very busy Nanjing Road shopping area. Everyone is now back in our hotel catching up on missed sleep! @StMarysWallasey #chinatrip https://t.co/8aUEwsROck
St John Plessington Catholic College Dinner tonight was followed by a walk along the very busy Nanjing Road shopping area. Everyone is now back in our hotel catching up on missed sleep! @StMarysWallasey #chinatrip https://t.co/R5CNrV6Sxx
"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)