St John Plessington Catholic College

  • Congratulations to Our Year 13 Students

    As a community, we are very proud of our Year 13 students and their achievements during their journey with us. They have enriched our lives, made invaluable contributions to the school and been a privilege to teach. Read more....

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  • A Message from the Head Teacher - A Level Results

    We congratulate all our students who have got the grades needed for their university of choice. However we are dismayed at the number of downgraded results by the Exam Boards. Our students deserved much better and we will do everything to support them through the appeal process. We urge you to make your voices heard through your MP or local politicians.

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  • 16-Jul-20 Message from Mrs Sharratt

    Dear Parents/Carers It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of SJP. It is a privilege to have been appointed by the Multi Academy Trust and Governors and entrusted with the job of leading such a fantastic school. In the words of Pope Francis, “Teaching is a beautiful job; as it allows you to see the growth day by day of the people entrusted to your care”. We are truly blessed with such wonderful pupils.

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  • Temporary menus - September 2020. 

    We have reduced our weekly menus to make sure we get all students through lunch in their allocated time slots. Click 'Find out more' to view the reduced menus.

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  • Message from the Head Teacher, Simon Rylance 13-Jul-20

    Dear Parents and Carers It is with a heavy heart that I write my letter of farewell to you as I take up retirement at the end of this week. I joined SJP in 2001 and of course have seen it change, grow and develop into a brilliant school over a sustained period. It has done so as a result of the commitment and dedication of all the staff here, over time, who bought into a vision that had children at the forefront. I’ve never ceased to be amazed at how staff here have continually gone the extra mile and made massive sacrifices. It is this commitment which is behind SJP’s unique success. Read more...

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  • Holidays and Key Dates 2020 - 21

    📅 TERM DATES 📅 Planning ahead? You can find our term dates for the 2020 / 21 academic year on our website here 👇

    *Please note that these may be subject to change.

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  • Coronavirus: NSPCC helpline

    he NSPCC helpline has received £1.6 million in government funding to help people report concerns about vulnerable children. The NSPCC Helpline can be reached 24 hours a day by email, at, or through its online reporting form on the main NSPCC website. Helpline practitioners can be contacted on 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm at the weekends. Find out more about the NSPCC helpline: Report child abuse

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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.

Upcoming Events

August 2020

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

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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