St John Plessington Catholic College

  • Beauty and the Beast

    SJP was proud to present Disney's Beauty and the Beast this week. With strong characters and lively storytelling, pupils of SJP kept audience members enchanted with dazzling vocals and captivating dialogue as they told the story of Belle and her journey of self discovery as she attempts to rescue her Mother from the claws of the Beast. Pupils from all year groups took to the stage and stunned with their polished performances. We met all of our well-loved Disney characters; Lumier, Cogsworht, Mrs Potts and Chip along with Gaston and Lefou graced the stage and brought with them a horde of villagers and castle objects as they entertained us for close to two hours. Audience members were left speechless by the fantastic performances of all pupils and it was fantastic to see new talent coming to the forefront in leading roles. Pupils once again proved that hard-work and commitment truly pays off and once again demonstrating the high quality performances SJP are renowned for.

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  • SJP launches its new Mission Statement.

    St John Plessington Catholic College is pleased to present our new Mission Statement.

    The statement holds up our values and vision for all members of our community as we move forward and go from strength to strength. It is a much simpler and more memorable statement than the previous one. The purpose of a Mission Statement is to remind us all what the essence of our school life is about on a daily basis and our purpose of existence. Our faith, our core values and our hopes for the future are all encapsulated in this statement and in the imagery that goes with it.

    We hope you like it!

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  • Wirral Football Tournament Winners Yr7/8

    Congratulations to some of the year 7/8 girls who represented the school last in a football tournament at Bebington High last night. The girls played some brilliant football and were excellent in representing the school by showing brilliant behaviour and respect to their opponents. The girls were split into two teams as the first round of fixtures seen both teams play two games before they went on into the next stage of the tournament.

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  • Holidays and Key Dates 2019 - 20

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  • Medical Forms

    We ask all parents/carers to complete for their child, a Medical Form with information of any conditions and medication. This information is stored for the time the child is at SJP. We ask parent/carer to update the school if any information changes.

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  • Diocese of Shrewsbury - Schools Building Fund donation

    A leaflet informing parents and carers about voluntarily supporting the Diocese of Shrewsbury Schools Building Fund will be distributed to pupils to pass to parents and guardians. The leaflet outlines how contributions can be made, including Gift Aid.

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    Foundation Governors play a very important role on our Local Governing Body and are a vital part of the College community, upholding the Catholic Ethos in all aspects of College life. We currently have Foundation Governor vacancies. If you would like to know more about these important voluntary roles, please contact Helen Caul, Clerk to Governors at the College by phone or email (

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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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November 2019

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

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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