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 which is usually held at The Three Rivers Golf and Country Club, Cold Norton. 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.
Sixth form prom
The Year 13s celebrate the end of their time at sixth form with a prom which both students and staff attend. The students organise the Leaver’s night themselves and enjoy saying goodbye in style.
Jack Petchey Foundation
Please see attached lists of the winners with details of why they were nominated and where the £200 was spent.
We have been granted 3 Leadership Awards to date.
- Bernadette Darbey – Sept 2016 – Money spent on resources for the students in the CPC.
- Alison Murray – May 2015 – money spent on the tranquil garden.
- Carol Woodhouse – Nov 2014 – £750 spent on Hotpoint gas cooker/2 Kenwood food processors/13 Kenwood hand mixers.
- Linda Jeffery received this award in 2009, but no monetary award was given at this time.
All schools involved in the Jack Petchey Foundation can apply for 3 educational visit grants per calendar year. We were successful in receiving a grant for the following activities.
- Educational visit grant – Careers Fair Nov 2014
- Educational visit grant – Wicked theatre trip March 2015
- Educational visit grant – Cambridge University July 2015
To find out more about the Jack Petchey Foundation please click on the link below.