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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.

The Art Department hosted a very successful 2 day workshop with the “high end“ product designer Liam Hopkins. Liam is a very successful designer who produces bespoke products such as furniture, jewellery and ornaments; his clientele include Marriot Hotel, Bloomsbury and Habitat. The students designed and produced a lampshade based on simple geometric principles.

St John's students have been making great progress with revision using SAM Learning. There are currently 160 active users in Year 11, 100 in Year 10 and 181 in Year 9. The avergae user in Year 11 spends 6.12 hours on revision and learning activities. 

St John's School & Sixth Form College, A Catholic Academy


A Feast of Words and Music

to celebrate

The Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen


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