Celebrating Success

Graduation ceremony
The King John School likes to take every opportunity to celebrate student success and achievements and as such we hold a Graduation Ceremony at the end of key stage 4.
For the past 3 years the event has been held at Cliffs Pavillion as it is the only venue in the area large enough to hold our audience of 1200 people.
Students are presented with their Graduation Diplomas at the end of year 11 and their tutors comment upon life with them over the past 5 years.
Students from the year group also perform and Dr Wilson makes her final speech  before students join our sixth form or head for pastures new!
We want all of our students to achieve their potential both in and out of the classroom ,preparing themselves for post 16 life.
The Graduation ceremony is, in part, a celebration for all the effort that students, staff and home have contributed to make our young people what they are today.


Prize giving evenings
Prize Giving is an annual event for years 7 to 10.
In most cases awards are sponsored with a cup for academic achievement and a shield for endeavour.
In Years 7 and 8 prizes are awarded to a boy and a girl in each subject and category.
In Years 9 and 10 the award is either for a boy or a girl in each subject and category.
Each subject area nominates students for the awards.
There are additional awards for Outstanding Achievement, Community Service, Role models and Services to the School.
We are always looking for sponsors for our awards – please contact the School if you are able to help with this.


Year 11 prom
Year 11 students celebrate the end of their exams and school days with a prom. It is a chance for students to say their goodbyes and celebrate the end of the exams in style. Staff also attend the prom to celebrate with the students and to wish them all the best for the future.


Jack Petchey Foundation

At the King John School we are lucky enough to be on the ‘Achievement Award Gold Scheme’ which means that we are able to recognise 9 ‘Outstanding Achiever Award’ winners per calendar year.  Each winner receives £250 to be spent within the JPF guidelines.

Please click here to see the list of winners for 2018 with details of why they were nominated and where the £250 was spent.

We are also lucky enough to be able to nominate 1 Outstanding Leader Award per calendar year.

Our most recent Leader Awards were given to:-

  • Mr Del Rosario – 2018 – Money spent on MFL resources to be used within the LRC
  • Mr Saunders – 2017 – Money spent on resources within the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty

On this scheme we are also eligible to apply for up to 2 educational visit grants per calendar year.

To find out more about he Jack Petchey Foundation please click on the link below.

http://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk/achievement-awards