St John Plessington Catholic College

  • Open Evening - Thursday 8 September 2022

    SJPs Open Evening will take place on Thursday 8 September 2021 from 6.00 pm - 8.30pm.

    This event will offer prospective students and their families the opportunity to explore our fantastic facilities and tour our amazing College, meet key members of staff and existing students. 

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  • SJP End of Year letter from the Headteacher

    Dear Families

    I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well as we come to the end of a most rewarding and challenging academic year. Whilst we are coming to terms with living with and managing COVID in school, our Y11 and Y13 students have taken the first public examinations since 2019, our Y10s have had their first full year in school since they were in Year 7, we have welcomed the newest members of our SJP community this week and said goodbye to the oldest members of our SJP community at a Y13 Leavers' Dinner last week and we are looking forward to opening our new building of 8 state of the art classrooms in October 2022, to name just a few things! I thank you for the support you have given the school throughout the year.

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  • Term Dates 2022 - 2023

    F.A.O all parents and carers: term dates for next academic year (2022-23) are now available - Please click 'find out more' to download.

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  • 1-Jul-22 Student Bus Travel 2022-23

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    The next school year is fast approaching! If you’re child doesn’t already travel to school by bus, have you thought about this as an option for the next academic year?

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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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  • School Contact

    Dear Parents & Carers In order to streamline and improve communication channels between key staff and our parents at SJP, we have set up a number of specific email addresses.  Please use these to contact relevant year teams, get support with IT / Google classroom login issues, report safeguarding or subject queries / contacting departmental staff. 

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Aspire not to have more but to be more...

St John Plessington Catholic College is a Voluntary Aided Catholic 11-18 Academy. We are part of the Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust. We serve the population of the Wirral and are oversubscribed in all year groups with 1609 pupils.

We are the lead school in the Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub, one of only 87 hubs nationally. 

We are very proud of the 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. 

At SJP, we recognise that improving educational outcomes is the biggest way we can positively impact our students’ futures.  Curriculum means more than just a set of results.  It includes a child’s intellectual development, social and emotional development, citizenship and responsibility, happiness and success - we call that the SJP experience.

Respect is a deeply held value which permeates all aspects of life at St John Plessington Catholic College (SJP) and underpins the design of our curriculum and everything we offer our students. We believe in the transformative power of education and know that it is one of the most important weapons in the fight against inequality, inequity and poverty.

Access lies at the heart of our educational philosophy. In all that we do, we ensure that every student has the opportunity to engage with our curriculum offer, removing any potential barriers and creating opportunities for excellence. Thinking is at the heart of our curriculum offer.

If our students leave us with a sense of agency - the capacity to act autonomously and make their own free choices - we will have fulfilled our aims.

At St John Plessington Catholic College, students will:

  • Be reflective citizens;
  • Experience a broad, deep, connected and knowledge rich curriculum;
  • Develop their literacy and numeracy;
  • Have high expectations for their behaviour and achievement;
  • Learn compassion;
  • Develop holistically;
  • Access the next appropriate stage in education or employment.

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

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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