St John Plessington Catholic College

  • Celebration of pupil achievement

    At SJP we are swift to celebrate our amazing pupils’ successes in order to encourage and reward all their fantastic achievements! This week and next we are using our assembly time to celebrate pupil achievement throughout the college. Pupils have been awarded for their attitudes to learning both through subject teachers and positive rewards on Classcharts. Pupils also received rewards for attendance and contribution to life both in and out of college.

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  • Website Policies

    If you require a copy of our policies, please contact the school and we will print them off and send them you by return of post. This will be done free of charge.

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  • Learning Programmes

    LP2 are now available to download.

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  • SJP - a place where all children AND staff can learn!

    At SJP, it is not only the pupils who are put through their paces to achieve! Here, the staff are also encouraged to develop further skills for themselves by taking part in a whole range of extra continued professional development programmes.

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  • Holidays and Key Dates 2018 - 19

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  • China Expedition

    On 18th October 18 students and 2 teachers from SJP, along with 16 students and 2 teachers from St Mary's Catholic College, set off for Shanghai and Taicang in China. After an early start and a long journey, we were delighted to arrive and immediately set out to see the sights in Shanghai, including the Bund with its amazing skyline and architecture and Nanjing Road with its fabulous shops.

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  • Remembrance Day 2018

    On Friday 9th November 2018, the whole of the SJP college family gathered together to show their respect for those who have died in service of our country in the armed forces. Fifteen hundred students, as well as all members of staff, stood together on the college yard in an Act of Remembrance. A two minute silence was observed, after the sounding of the Last Post by Mr Austin, a former member of staff.

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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

November 2018

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

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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