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School will finish at 2.00pm on the following dates. School transport will run at the earlier time of 2.10pm. Please ensure you have made any necessary arrangements for your child.

Wednesday 29 November 2017 - Sixth Form Progress Evening
Wednesday 13 December 2017 - Year 7
Wednesday 17 January 2018 - Year 11
Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Year 10
Wednesday 21 February 2018 - Year 8

St John's Art & Photography department POP up Gallery, featuring work from 8R 8T 8H 8N, fantastic bold bright oil pastel skull designs inspired by Fabric Lenny's work. Currently on display between ART 1 and Art 3 ground floor main corridor until next week.

The Government has recently published provisional school performance information based on the results this summer.  The key information about St John's is as follows:

Key Stage 4

-0.1  Progress 8 score       Average Progress similar to 40% of schools nationally

49.9 Attainment 8 score    Above national average

Come & find out about St John's A-Level and vocational courses in a warm and friendly environment.

Tuesday 3-4:15
Art 1
Cost £10
6 weeks
20 places
Year 7 students only
Starts Tuesday 14th November 2017
Finished Tuesday 19th December 2017

Letters are available on MyEd, BOTH payment and reply slip must be completed to gain a place in the club. Payments are non refundable. We will look to run further Clay Clubs in the new year if you miss out this time.

Since 1990, more than 146 million children in over 150 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Once again this year we will be supporting this appeal and your support would be very much appreciated.

Our shoeboxes will be collected form school on Thursday 23 November


Audition details:
Audition preparation to be held on Monday 30th October 3-4pm
(audition material will be taught and given out here so all must attend)

Actual auditions to take place on Monday 6th November, 2-4:30pm

Students wanting to audition for a principal role will be required to sing a solo and perform a prepared acting piece.

St Joseph's RC VA Primary School in Newton Aycliffe (one of our feeder primary schools), is seeking to appoint a new Headteacher - for full details please see the attached advert.

What a lovely surprise we got at Breakfast club, Miss Helens who has now retired came into say goodbye to us, we wish Miss Helens a very, long and happy retirement.

The Big Breakfast returns on Thursday 19th October.


Students in Year 9 and above have the opportunity to attend an event called The Source which is led by the Diocesan Youth Ministry Team. The event will take place at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle. The sessions give young people from across the diocese the opportunity to celebrate their faith through prayer, music and drama.


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