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Stuck for ideas for what to read next? Read all the books by your favourite author? Or do you simply want to try something new?

To give you ideas and inspiration our lovely booklists, for children and young people at all ages and stages, will be updated each week.

Where will your reading journey take you next?

In our book list this week you will find Amazing Animals...

Our School Prospectus

Please see the updated Children and Young People interactive sheet with contact details of mental health and emotional wellbeing services available in County Durham as well as some links to National support services.

We hope you and your families have enjoyed a safe and relaxing Summer, and are now looking forward to your children returning to school to continue with their education. We are all keen to welcome our students back to St John’s and we have been planning, preparing and following Government guidelines to ensure that we can provide a safe environment for both students and staff.

Some members of the Kooth team will be sharing their advice and experiences from 10th to 20th August, and there is a Live Forum planned on 14th August called 'Exam Results; What's next?'

Social media links for years 11 and 13

Fantastic news!
St John's has received reaccreditation as an international school due to our amazing work with schools all over the world.

A group of St John's students have been busy transforming one of our garden areas.

With the support of Mrs Kreczak and Mrs Smith they worked very hard and have done a wonderful job creating new planting boxes and decorating the shed to commemorate the amazing NHS.

Bastille day is celebrated in France today but do you know why the French people celebrate it? Join Miss Richardson to find out more about this important French festival and see if you can break out of the Bastille Day Escape Room...

Watch out for your post this week for details about your opportunity to virtually Meet your Tutor next week via Google Meet. Lots more info in the letter that has been sent out.

ThinkUKnow have created a new short video guide, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), to help parents and carers to understand:

  • How in-game chat works;
  • How it might be abused by others, and;
  • What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat


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