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.
On Wednesday 11th September PE staff took 70 students to watch stage 5 of the OVO Tour of Britain as it raced through Bebington.
Last weekend both World Challenge teams travelled to Snowdonia to complete their preparation for their adventure in Costa Rica in 2020.
OPEN EVENING: THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2019 - 6.00pm - 8.30pm. Head Teacher's talks: 6.00pm, 6.45pm & 7.30pm We invite parents and prospective pupils to tour our outstanding college, meet key members of staff and existing pupils.
Head Teacher Mr Rylance commented: Once again, we are delighted with the achievements of our Year 11 pupils. We have maintained the positive outcomes that we strive to achieve for our pupils year on year. The initial results show that pupils at SJP make significantly better progress than their peer...
Another great year for A Level results at SJP
"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)