June 2015

A Year 11 group of 4 boys and 2 girls completed their expedition in the Lake District around the beautiful area of Keswick and around Derwent Water.

Since September Year 7 and 8 have have read 3,858 books, which equates to 91,061,550 words

We are hoping to reach 4,000 books by the end of term - this will beat our record

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We are gathered here today to celebrate together fifty years of learning in this school.  Even as we look forward to the future, I believe it is important to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the past.  The foundations of St John’s are deep rooted in the faith communities of this area.  It was thanks to the people in the local parishes who had a strong desire and commitment to provide a first class Catholic secondary education for their families that the school was finally open

Dear Mr. Robertson Thank you for submitting your Impact Evaluation of international learning activities.

Year 11 Celebration Day

Thursday, 11 June 2015


We're delighted to announce the launch of 'Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know'. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.

The films aim to help parents and carers:

·         Understand young people's motivations for sending nude selfies.

Over 150 Year 8 students took part and viewed a live theatre production in French. It was a very rewarding experience to see students listening to the French they learn in class and understand it in a professional production. Many Thanks to Mrs Holloway, and the Performing Arts team who helped to organise this amazing event.

Mr Robertson along with the MFL team have successfully applied for St. John's to become an International school. The initial award we are delighted to say has been approved, below is the feedback from the assessors of our bid.


Please be aware that if your child is absent from school and you haven't contacted us to inform us of the reason why then you could receive an automated 0845 phone call (rather than the regular school phone number) from school.

Photos from the 11 Arches Promotional Day video shoot

Photographs from the Hexham & Newcastle Partnership Mass are available at hncps.co.uk gallery

£10,000 grant well spent!


On Sunday 5th October, 15 students from Year 8 and 9 took the long journey to Megeve from Manchester to take part in an exchange with College Emile Allais.

Year 9's recent trip to Minsteracres as part of a horticultural project. Students were fantastic and worked very hard to help complete a path for people to gain access to the lovely surroundings.

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group successfully completed their training expedition in the beautiful countryside of Wolsingham on Saturday 16th - 17th May 2015. The 8 groups were all set off with their group leaders in 20min time gaps and walked up towards Tunstall Reservoir and then back down through the fields where we all met for lunch. In the afternoon they navigated up to the trig point over open access land and back down to Carr's Farm where they were staying.