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.
Next week, week commencing 24th September 2018, Students and Staff at SJP will be celebrating the Harvest by supporting the Wirral Foodbank in their mission of feeding those who find themselves in need in Birkenhead. We are asking that every member of our community (where possible) to dona...
On Friday our Year 12 pupils took part in the Emmaus Walk up Moel Famau. This is one of many Sixth Form charity events, raising money for The Wirral Foodbank.
Congratulations to all learners who took their LAMDA Acting examinations in July. For the third year running, all SJP students passed with either a Merit or Distinction grade! LAMDA performance examinations are the Speech and Drama equivalent of Music Grades; candidates choose a leve...
Last week saw 20 of our pupils begin the final chapter of their DofE Award as they successfully completed their Gold practice expedition. It is wonderful to see the journey these pupils have made from completing Bronze in Year 9, Silver in Year 11 and now Gold in Year 13. It is...
The College is exceptionally pleased with the performance of our students this year who have once again achieved an excellent set of results despite significant changes at GCSE to the new 9-1 grades.
St John Plessington Next week, W/C 24th September, Students & Staff at SJP will be celebrating the Harvest by supporting the @FoodbankWirral in their mission of feeding those who find themselves in need. We are asking every member of our community (where possible) to donate one of the items listed https://t.co/aEDgdqfh4E
St John Plessington Drama Clubs are happening all week! every Wednesday 12.40-1.15; every Thursday 12.40-1.15; every Friday 12.40-1.15. If you're interested in joining please speak to Miss Donsow. https://t.co/IXWqQ9AEfK
"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)