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1st July

Annual Strawberry Summer Tea

John Port would like to invite you to the Annual Strawberry Tea which is to be held on Friday 17th July in Chatsworth Hall from 12am until 2.30pm. The Strawberry Tea is in aid of Breast Cancer Care. For more information please click here.

30th June 2015

Warm weather advice

Blazers are not required for the rest of term, however other uniform expectations must be adhered to.  There can be no alternative to the school blazer, so no hoodies, cardigans, jackets or tops are acceptable.  Ties are required although students may be given the option in school to remove these. 

We suggest that students bring water bottles that can be refilled from the water fountain before school, at break or at lunchtime.  Reusable water bottles can be purchased from Student Services for £1.25 each.

Hats are optional but must not be worn indoors and must not have any slogans or provocative language/inappropriate images on them.  If your child spends their social time outside, please ensure they take care in the sun, applying sunscreen when required.

Thursday is Sports Day and most students will be spending the afternoon outdoors.  Please make sure they take sensible precautions in the warm weather and enjoy the sunshine.  Ice lollies will be sold by Sixth Form students raising money for the Camps International Peru trip for 50p each.

25th June 2015

Year 9/10 Parent/Student Skills Workshop - Thursday 16th July 2015

English Maths, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages will be offering information and activities to parents of year 9 and 10 to help their child with their GCSEs at home. There will also be a presentation session (one at 16:45 and another at 17:45) for parents of year 9 provided by Maths and English to inform of the changes to the GCSE curriculum. For more information please see this letter.

22nd June 2015

Safeguarding Information Evening – Tuesday 7th July 2015

This is a free event open to the parents of young people aged ten or over who live in the school’s "normal area" as well as leaders of youth organisations. For Health and Safety reasons we will have to limit attendance to two hundred and fifty people. If you wish to attend please complete the reply slip below and return it to Mr Foxon. There will be a maximum of two tickets per family. More information can be found in this letter. Links to useful information and resources are available on the Parents Information Evening page.


16th June 2015

Fundraising event - Camps International Peru Expedition 2016

There will be a fundraising event for the Camps Internation Peru Expedition 2016 taking place in the school coach park on Sunday 5th July. For more information please click here.

8th June 2015

Matt Dickinson visit to school on Monday 15th June 2015

We are delighted to be welcoming the author and film maker Matt Dickinson to our school on Monday 15th June 2015. Matt will be speaking to all Year 8s about his real life adventures in Antarctica, the Sahara Desert and the Himalayas as well as about the writing of his books. For more details please click here.

19th May 2015

Enrichment Day Five 

The fifth Enrichment day this year will take the form of an Activities Day (previously known as Personal Challenge Day) on Friday 10th July 2015 and will involve Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of enjoyable, creative, outdoor, sporting and educational activities based both on and off the school site. Futher details can found here.

18th May 2015

Inspection of John Port School by Ofsted

John Port has been informed that Ofsted will be inspecting the school on 19-20 May. Click here to read the Inspection Notification. A parent guide to school inpsections can be found here. This is a (section 8) monitoring inspection.

As part of the inspection Ofsted would like parents to fill out an online survey. More details can be found here.

PTA Summer hanging baskets 2015

The PTA are once again offering hanging baskets for sale at very competitive prices. They are supplied by a local nursery and are of excellent quality. For more information please click here.

5th May 2015



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