St John Plessington Catholic College

St John Plessington Catholic College – ‘Year 6 into Year 7 Summer School’

As you will be aware, we have been busy organising our SJP Year 6 into Year 7 summer school.  We have finalised plans and have many different activities planned for students during the week.  We hope that summer school ensures that the newest members of our college community have the very best start, making excellent relationships with both their peers and staff.  Research shows that students who continue learning and keep active during the summer are better prepared for the next school year, it gives them confidence and can increase the likelihood of success in future years.

Summer school will start next Monday, 22nd August. Summer school runs from 10:00 until 14:00 daily.  I would request that students arrive no later than 9:45am each day to ensure that each session starts promptly.

Students should arrive through the main gate, which is at the side of school, near to the Oval entrance.  Here they will be greeted daily by a staff member and one of our sixth formers who will guide students to their allocated group. At the end of the day, at 14:00, students will be taken to the school gates once more and dismissed for the day.

At SJP, we firmly believe that regular reading is an integral part of your child's development and ability to be the best they can be. Whether it be reading for pleasure, or reading for study, the more a student reads, the greater their chances of having a choice filled life.  During summer school, students will read The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence by Marcus Rashford, each student will receive a copy of this book and will complete activities throughout the week.

Students do not need to wear uniforms for summer school.We have organised many different activities such as tennis, healthy eating, painting and capoeira to name just a few.  We would advise students to come to school in casual clothing, ideal for physical and creative activities. For those students that have enrolled on the Bikeability course, please can you ensure that you bring a helmet for the session.  Bikes will be stored in our bike sheds which will be locked, however, please I advise that you bring an additional bike lock.

Your child’s place at our summer school is fully funded, meaning there is no cost to families.  Your child will be expected to bring lunch and water each day, unless they receive a free school meal, in this case lunch will be provided for them.

Full attendance to summer school is essential to ensure that students have the very best start to their SJP journey.  I look forward to meeting all of the newest members of our college community at 09:45 on Monday 22nd August.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on the transition email address, which is
Miss J Gascoigne
Assistant Head Teacher