November 2015

A number of Year 12 students studying photography here at St John’s have recently been working with Bowes Museum to produce work influenced by the visiting Artist Room Exhibition which is currently showcasing the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the most renowned and accomplished photographers of our time.

Mrs Holloway was fortunate to be granted some special funding for arts activities but decided to blow the lot on one big project – trains!  Cultural and creative participation can be transformative and help raise our students’ aspirations and self-esteem.    It inspires them to extend their knowledge and understanding of the world around them, to develop their own gifts and talents and to develop a range of transferable skills.  As a school we have an opportunity to strengthen our links with

Dear Parent/Carer

As you will be aware from our website and from our recent parentcall, school will be closed to all students on Friday and next Monday, 27 and 30 November. Whilst at home students could take the opportunity to catch up on outstanding work, complete any homework set or take advantage of our valuable online resource, SAM Learning.

We have just sent 364 shoe boxes on their way to Romania

Thank you to everyone - this has been a real community effort - students, staff, parents and carers, grandparents, office staff, dinner ladies and cleaners...

Art students in Year 9 were pleased to take part in this year’s Community Art Exhibition in Tow Law.  The theme was community.  Brianna Twedall, Calista Donovan, Megan Stoker, Lily Bonas, Paul Ughra, Jennifer Hindle, Katie Hook and Shauner Molloy all spent a day at the Community Centre working with artist Alison Diamond and helping children from Blessed John Duckett Primary School and Millennium Primary School to create two splendid silk screen printed banners.   Children from Blessed John D

Top Victorian Magicians Morgan and West in Parlour Tricks!

Great entertainment for all the family!


Wednesday 2 December promptly at 6.30pm


Fred Wilson Community Hall at St John’s School

Victorian refreshments available during the interval!