August 2017

St John's Year 11 students have just achieved a fantastic set of KS4 results. Students have worked hard throughout the year and have been rewarded for this effort across many subject areas. Below is an summary of some of the achievements:

Students from Years 7-12 donned their gangster suits and flapper dresses at the start of July as they geared up for their production of ‘Bugsy Malone’.

Set in 1920’s New York, ‘Bugsy Malone’ follows rival gangsters and their ‘gals’ as they fight for power, fame and love. Featuring the famous songs, ‘Bad Guys’, ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ and ‘My Name is Tallulah’, the show was filled with comedy moments, lively dance routines and plenty of splurge gun fights!

A group of 25 Sixth Form students and staff returned this week after an amazing two weeks in Iquitos, Peru working alongside Joe Plumb and The Peru Mission. The group assisted with the building of dining facilities in a local school and led workshops and activities at a children’s centre.

In July students from year 8-11 participated in a wonderful Geography trip to Iceland. They looked at volcanoes, amazing waterfalls, geysers and hot springs and glaciers.  Students were able to see the boundary between the Eurasian and North American plate where it appears on land. This was a great opportunity for the students to see a unique part of our world and enjoy new adventures.


On Friday 7 July the Year 9 and 10 Vocational Duke of Edinburgh award groups navigated their way from school to Escomb Saxon church. Along the way they practised the navigation skills learned in the classroom, completed a survey and carried out research for Escomb church. The day was an opportunity to prepare for the expeditions  planned for later in the year.




Future Business Magnates project started in November 2016. Students from Year 8 had to submit an application to say why they would be suited for the project. The  following 8 students were selected based on their skills, talents and their drive for winning: Aboabea Attuah, Annia Walton, Madeline Leach, Charlie Jackson, Eve Rose,  Emma Robinson, Alannah Burns and Abbie Tindale.