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Once again the Anne Frank Exhibition was welcomed into St John’s School. Students and staff visited the Exhibition during lessons and at lunch time in the History Department. Year 8 students were trained as guides by Jane Patel from EAL and showed visitors around the Exhibition explaining different aspects of Anne’s life.


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On Thursday 28th June we were lucky enough to have the Olympic Torch in school. Charlie Donaghy who carried the torch through Darlington brought the torch into St John’s over lunch time so that our students were able to get their picture taken with it. Over 75 excited students came to get their pictures taken with the torch and we managed to raise £75 for charity.

St John's Academy Orchestra and Choir will be performing in the Proms on Sunday at 6.15pm at the Bishop Auckland College Music & Arts Festival this weekend.

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22 June 2012

Dear Parent / Carer

Uniform for September 2012

In order to plan for the new academic year we would like to remind you of the uniform that is required for students in Years 7 – 11: 

June 2012

Dear Parent/Carer

You are warmly invited to attend a meeting for new students and their parents from 6.00 – 8.00 pm at St John’s Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre on Wednesday, 11 July 2012.

Shake the Dust Regional Final at ARC, Stockton on 16 June 2012

St John's students were superb on Friday when representing Durham in the International Youth Games. A total of 11 countries took part. All of the St John's students won at least 1 gold medal, winning about 15 medals between them in total.


Matthew Bradley (y9)


Ashlyn Bland      (y8)

Chloe Allison      (y9)

Matthew Raisbeck(y9)

Declan Middleton (y9)

Josh Fodden       (y9)

Zigi Shipper, the Polish Holocaust survivor who recently met and spoke to the England Euro 2012 football squad ahead of their European Championship campaign, came to St John’s for a second time to meet our students in May 2012.

  • A group of 4 year 10 students have won a North-East competition run by Newcastle University. Pupils had to identify a problem or issue connected to the marine environment that interests them and devise a research solution to this problem. The competition was open to 14-19 year olds, and the year 10 team of Emma Dodds, James Pirie, Sophie Peat and Laura Allison were ranked first with their project about Phytoplankton and climate change.


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