St John Plessington Catholic College

  • Year 7 Conway Residential Trip 2020

    Our Year 7s are off to Conway for a 3 day residential trip today. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for photos and regular updates!

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  • Year 7 Parents' Evening

    A reminder to our Year 7 parents and carers. Your Parents Evening is on Thursday 30 January 2020. We look forward to seeing you.

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  • 800m Northern Champion🥇

    Keira did her first under 17 ( she is only 14) 800m indoor race at the weekend, in the Northern Championships. She beat the country’s number 1 girl from the year above. Finish time of 2.12 - qualifying time for English schools was 2.17! Keira is now the under 17 Northern 800m Champion 🥇 (at 14) and in the Nationals in February.

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  • Swimming success for Emily

    Well done to Emily (Yr7) who has been invited to training camp in Malaga over the half term break with her swim club - Ellesmere College Titans. Emily continues to show sheer dedication and commitment to her swimming, with sessions before and after school included. Before Christmas Emily competed in Bristol and came away with 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals, finishing as 2nd top girl. Emily has also qualified to compete at the Regional Championships in May, swimming in 6 races. Huge congratulations to Emily, we are extremely proud of you!

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  • #EveryDayCounts

    Wirral's children's services has launched the #EveryDayCounts campaign.

    Every day in school makes a difference to your child's future.

    Speak to us about how to access support and advice on how best to improve your child's attendance.

    Click read more to view Wirrals #EveryDayCounts Poster.

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  • Admissions Policy - Draft for Consultation 2021

    The Local Governing Body of St John Plessington Catholic College, having considered the provision of efficient education and the use of resources, proposes to amend the Admissions Policy for September 2021 with a reduction in PAN (Published Admission Number) to 255. The consultation period commences 13th December 2019 and will run until the 24th January 2020. This is in accordance with the timescale set in the admissions Code, to consult for a minimum of six weeks between 1st October 2019 and 31st January 2020. If you wish to respond to this consultation, written comments should be sent, no later than 24th January 2020, direct to Helen Caul, Clerk to Governors at the College address or via email –

    Click Find Out More below to the view the draft Admissions Policy for September 2021.

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  • Proposal to slightly alter the timings of the school day for the Academic Year 2020-21.

    The proposal is that we reduce the lunch time for students and staff from 50 minutes to 40 minutes. The 10 minutes ‘gained’ would then simply mean school finishes 10 minutes earlier at 3.10pm rather than 3.20pm. The beginning of the school day would remain the same.

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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.

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January 2020

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

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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