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Just a reminder that tomorrow (29th April) is INSET day


26th April

Year 8 & 9 HPV Vaccinations

Year 8 and Year 9 girls will be given a Vaccination Consent Form for the Human papillomavirus (HPV) this week. The vaccine will be offered in school on Thursday 23rd June, please note that this will no longer be offered routinely at the GP surgery. In readiness for the vaccination session, please complete and return the consent to school by Friday 13th May. If your daughter does not bring a form home, the consent form on our webpage can be downloaded and printed.

Consent form


18th April

Message from the Headteacher

You may be aware, from recent newspaper articles, that a number of members of our governing body have resigned.  I would like to reassure you that this will not affect the day to day running of the school and school life for all of our children will continue to be of a high quality.


School governors are an important part of the school even though most parents and students remain unaware of the work they do.  Although a voluntary role, it is a difficult and complex job, and we thank the governors who have recently departed for their service.


The next step for our school is to appoint an interim Chair of Trust.  My team and I will be working with Jennifer Bexon-Smith, the Regional Schools Commissioner for the East Midlands to complete this task as soon as possible. As soon as the new Chair of Trust is appointed, we will introduce them to you.


Although the timing of this falls in one of the busiest terms, especially for our students undertaking examinations, we will continue to support all of our students with achieving their aspirations and enjoying school life.


I will keep the whole community informed as we go through the process of securing a new Chair of John Port Trust who will support and spearhead leading the school into what we realise are exciting times.


Chris Sainsbury



18th March

Progress Reports - UPDATE***

Half Term 3 Progress Reports for year 11, 12 and 13 students have been distributed to students. Electronic versions including attendance data can be viewed on MCAS.  Half Term 4 Progress Reports for all year groups will distributed towards the end of April. 


18th March

Non-uniform day Thursday 24th March

Students would like the proceeds from this non-uniform day to go towards a memorial to celebrate the life of Ben Turner who lost his fight with cancer last year. Any remaining proceeds will go to the children’s cancer charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust. Click here for more information


14th March

English Revision

The summer exams are fast approaching and in the English faculty we are supporting our students in a variety of ways to begin their revision. This could be from re-reading their novel, looking back over their notes, accessing revision websites or re-watching the film version of their literature texts.


In English most students will sit exams on these dates:

GCSE English Literature Paper 1

(To Kill a Mockingbird/ Of Mice & Men/ An Inspector Calls/ The Crucible)

Monday 23rd May AM

GCSE English Literature Paper 2

(Relationships Poetry/ Unseen Poetry)

Friday 27th May AM

GCSE English/ English Language

Tuesday 7th June AM

As a faculty we will be providing students with revision packs.

Click here for more information


11th March

The Bushcraft Company


As part of Enrichment Day 5, John Port School would like to offer students in Years 7 and 8 the opportunity of a three day residential camping trip to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from Friday 15th July until Sunday 17th July. This three-day residential course involves students in a range of hands-on activities, giving them the chance to really get to grips with wildlife in the outdoors and providing them with a unique environment in which to learn and interact.

Click here to learn more


10th March

Year 7 Disco

  • Wednesday 13th of April
  • Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Venue: C-Hall
  • Price of ticket:£3
  • Snacks and drinks on sale during the night

Contact for enquiries:


7th March

Derby County Football Club - Own the region

John Port School featured in Derby County FC's latest 'Own The Region' video. 




2nd February

English GCSE - Year 11 Support 

Year 11 students have support available to them in the weeks leading up to their English GCSEs. Students are currently studying either ‘The Crucible’ or ‘An Inspector Calls’ and an anthology of poems if they are doing Literature. All students, including those taking English only are continuing to have language focused lessons and practice on the different questions. There are also Support sessions and a planned Intervention Day on 11th February 2016.

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20th January

Half Term 2 Progress Reports will be distributed to Students today/tomorrow. Electronic versions including attendance data can be viewed on MCAS by the end of the week. Kind Regards John Port School General Office.


20th January

Year 11 Student Personal Learning and Development Booklets

Year 11 students are receiving their own Personal Learning and Development Booklets (PLDB).

  • Each Year 11 student  will receive a Personal Learning and Development Booklet (PLDB).
  • This PLDB will contain Mock examination results
  • The PLDB will also contain a ‘predicted grade’ for each of the subjects that students study.

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