St John Plessington Catholic College

  • End of term letter from the Head Teacher - 22/10/21

    Dear families

    As we come to the end of this half term, I’d like to update you on a number of important points. This half term has seen all year groups able to return to school and whilst we have been presented with some pandemic related challenges,  our students and staff have risen to meet them. We are particularly proud of how the newest members of our school community, Year  7, have settled. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

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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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  • 11-Oct-21 Coronavirus update from the Headteacher

    Dear Parent/Carers

    We know how important it is for you to be able to send your child to school. 

    At SJP we are taking a number of measures to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, including:
    Encouraging all staff to test regularly, to minimise the risk of our teachers giving your child or other children Covid;
    Ensuring our staff and children practice good hygiene;
    Making sure our spaces are well ventilated; and;
    Encouraging all members of our community to isolate and book a PCR test should they develop symptoms of the virus.

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    I wrote to you on 8th July 2021 to invite nominations for the vacancy for a parent local governor.

    I am delighted to say that there has been a good response and there are three candidates for the one vacancy. This means we must now hold a ballot.

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  • Term Dates 2021 - 2022

    F.A.O all parents and carers: term dates for next academic year (2021-22) are now available - Please click 'find out more' to download.

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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 an Outstanding Voluntary Aided Catholic 11-18 Academy. We serve the population of the Wirral and are oversubscribed in all year groups with 1609 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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St John Plessington Catholic College, Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 7LF

Telephone: 0151 645 5049
Fax: 0151 643 1516

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