St John Plessington Catholic College

Wirral, United Kingdom

Location: Wirral, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About St John Plessington Catholic College

  St John Plessington Catholic College Voluntary Academy has been an outstanding and oversubscribed 11-18 college for more than 10 years. In 2007 and then again in 2013 and was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding in every category and over this time have been awarded numerous accolades. This has included the prestigious award by The Times Educational Supplement (TES) of “Outstanding Secondary school of the year” in 2010, investors in People Gold Award 2013, the TES award for “Numeracy and Mathematics” in 2013 and were shortlisted for the TES award for “Literacy and English” in 2013. The College has been a national support school since 2009 and has provided extensive school to school support during this time. 

The College become an Academy in 2012 and is part of Holy Family Catholic MAT comprising two other outstanding Teaching Primary Schools and one sponsored secondary school. In 2014 we became a Teaching School extending our network further, and are a major contributor to our local area across all strands of the Teaching School remit. Over the years we have welcomed over a 100 schools to view what we do well. In 2016 the college achieved a SSAT award for “exceptional student Key Stage 4 attainment” in recognition of being in the top 20% of schools nationally. We also achieved the SSAT award for “exceptional student key stage 4 progress” in recognition of being in the top 10% of schools Nationally. We have received these awards each year since 2009. As part of the SSAT family we have contributed to the system by hosting a range of Conference Days as well as being part of Leading Edge. 

The 2017 Progress 8 Headline measure St John Plessington came in the top 6% of schools nationally with a Progress 8 score of +0.71. The progress of our disadvantaged students puts the College in the top 9% with a Progress 8 score of +0.42, the national score for this cohort is -0.41 and for other students it is +0.11. Our boys achieve a Progress 8 score of 0.62, the only positive progress score for any school on the Wirral, and our girls achieve 0.87 which is the second highest Progress 8 score on the Wirral.

 OFSTED Inspection – May 2013:

What OFSTED has said about us:

  • The students at St John Plessington are the  jewels in the crown of this outstanding College
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils are outstanding
  • The Leadership and Management are outstanding
  • The achievement of pupils is  outstanding
  • The quality of teaching is outstanding
  • Teachers have high expectations of their students
  • The behaviour of students is exemplary. They are happy, safe and have real pride in their College
  • Students value the strong relationships they have with each other and their teachers these relationships, built on a foundation of mutual respect, create an atmosphere where outstanding learning can take place
  • The outstanding leadership of the Head Teacher supported by passionate and determined colleagues is central to the success of the College. They share an unwavering belief that all students can achieve their potential.

What we can offer:

  • A chance to work in a cutting edge, outstanding comprehensive Teaching School 
  • The opportunity to make a significant difference to our children’s lives in an environment that has high aspirations for all.
  • The chance to help shape and  develop our other school through collaborative leadership and dynamic interpersonal skills
  • A working environment that is modern and professional 
  • Great experience for those who want to work at the very highest level in education
  • A comprehensive, tailored CPD offer at every level
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Address: Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 7LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 6455049