St John Plessington Catholic College

  • College Closed Friday 10-Dec-21

    This is a reminder that College is closed on Friday 10th December 2021 as our holiday for the Queen's Jubilee next year.

    College reopens on Monday as usual.

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  • 7-Dec-21 Covid Reminders

    Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. I'm writing to you to provide reminders regarding covid measures in school. Read more

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  • 30-Nov-21 Election of a Parent Governor SJP

    There is a vacancy on our Governing Body for a Parent Governor. Any parent with one or more children on the register of the College may stand as a candidate.

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  • 29-Nov-21 Latest Covid Measures

    I write following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday regarding new temporary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the UK.

    Following government guidance, the new measures outlined below will be introduced in school and will be in place until the end of this term:

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  • 26-Nov-21 - Train Safety

    Dear Parents & Carers

    We have been contacted by Bebington train station with concerns where there have been a number of health and safety concerns with young people trying to grab the train whilst it is pulling into the station. Staff are also reporting young people pushing each other through closed doors once the train is ready to leave.

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  • Year 11 Trial Examinations – 29th November 2021 - 9th December 2021

    Year 11 trial examinations will take place from Monday 29th November 2021 until Thursday 9 December. In preparation for these examinations, students will have a special assembly to go through expectations, COVID risk assessment arrangements and their personalised timetables, including their seat numbers. I would like to stress the importance of full attendance and the need to be punctual to school to avoid missing examinations.

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  • Train to Teach through School Direct

    Ignite Institute (formerly Ignite TSA) are delighted to be working in partnership with St John Plessington Catholic College to offer both primary and secondary routes into teaching.

    Our 2022-23 PGCE with QTS School Direct Programmes will open for applications on 12th October 2021. To make an application, visit and search for Ignite Institute (22A)

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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 1609 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.

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December 2021

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

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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