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  • Timetable for Holy Week Liturgies

    Timetable for Holy Week Liturgies


    Wednesday 17th April 2019 & Thursday 18th April 2019

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  • The Small Hours Production

    The Small Hours Production


    On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th of March 2019, a mixture of students from years 9-13 performed The Small Hours by Katharine Soper. This is part of the nationwide National Connections Festival commissioned by the National Theatre in London. On Tuesday evening, they were privileged to welcome a representative from the National Theatre, Alex Thorpe, who was blown away by the talent of our students in the play. Directors, Ms Richards and Miss Donley, were extremely proud of what the students achieved in the process. 

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  • Open Mic Night

    Open Mic Night


    Next Thursday 28th March 2019 the 6th Form team are hosting their annual 'Open Mic Night'. It takes place in College Hall at 6.30pm and promises to be an amazing evening.

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  • Social Sciences Trip

    Social Sciences Trip


    During the month of March the Social Science department took a group of students to Poland; this visit was based around enlightening students of the events which initially sparked researcher’s interest into the field of Social Psychology.

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  • The Small Hours

    The Small Hours


    Earlier this year, the Performing Arts department was accepted onto the National Theatre Connections Festival.  The programme provides schools, colleges and youth groups with the opportunity to rehearse and present a new play written by a professional writer and to perform at a home venue and at a regional theatre.  We are currently in the process of rehearsing the play, The Small Hours by Katherine Soper and are very excited to be performing at SJP next week and subsequently at Home Theatre, Manchester in April. 

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  • Special Guest Speaker - Mohammed Amin MBE

    Special Guest Speaker - Mohammed Amin MBE


    On Friday 1st March the whole of year 7 had a talk from a very special guest.  Our visitor was Mohammed Amin MBE who has, on several occasions, been listed as one of the hundred most influential Muslims in the UK.

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  • National Career Week 4th March 2019

    National Career Week 4th March 2019


    Career Education is inspected through the * Gatsby benchmarks :

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  • Paris Trip

    Paris Trip


    During the half term breakone hundred and thirteen of our pupils travelled by coach and ferry to Lésignynear Paris. Everyone was very excited to arrive in France. We arrived at our accommodation ‘Chateau de Grande Romaine’ where we enjoyed settling in, having an evening meal and participating in the evening activities.

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  • Year 7 Disco

    Year 7 Disco


    Year 7 had their disco on Friday 8th February to help continue to raise funds for World Challenge Costa Rica. Lots of fun was had by all!

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  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    International Day of Women and Girls in Science


    Today at SJP we are celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.

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  • Digital Explorers Workshop

    Digital Explorers Workshop


    The Digital Explorers Workshop engaged our students with a range of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STE(A)M) subject areas and  hands-on activities. The day was designed to excite and enlighten our students on how STE(A)M is fun, interesting, and results in a rewarding career.

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  • Catenian's public speaking competition

    Catenian's public speaking competition


    In the last week of term before the Christmas holidays, all of our Y13 students participated in their first Oracy Conference Day. Working in forms, they considered the topic of the NHS and debated whether or not it should be privatised.

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