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 22nd June

Reminder: Year 8 & 9 HPV Vaccinations

Year 8 and Year 9 girls will have been given a Vaccination Consent Form for the Human papillomavirus (HPV) in April. 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. 

The consent form is available here for anyone who has not already returned one: Consent form 


20th June

Student EU Referendum

The student council have organised a student EU referendum for students to vote. Use the log in below to cast your vote on Thursday 23rd June!



16th June

Year 10 Half Term Progress Reports

Year 10 Half Term 5 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.


6th June

China trip May 2016

To discover more about our fantastic China trip, including a gallery, click here


6th June

Year 11 revision support

All Year 11 lessons are continuing and, if the exams are complete, are available for private study. A timetable of additional revision sessions is available here.


24th May

Show My Homework 

Homework update:

We are aware that a small number of students are currently unable to access the homework that has been set by their teachers on SMHW. All teachers are aware and the issue is being resolved. Affected students are still able to view their homework tasks by using the whole-school SMHW calendar. They should filter the calendar by selecting either their teacher or their teaching group.

The whole-school SMHW calendar can be found by clicking here


20th May

STEM Challenge

Following a very successful STEM challenge, we have made the papers! 

Click here to view the article.

If you'd like to see more pictures you can view them in our Galleries here


18th May

Science Revision Sessions

The Science faculty is very committed to ensuring your son/daughter receives as much support as possible in the run up to their Science exams. To help support them further during their study leave there are a number of sessions taking place that students are welcome to attend in addition to any other revision sessions their teachers have offered to them already.

Click here to view the timetable


16th May

English Year 11 post study leave

Information about the support that will be available to year 11's around exam time for English: English Year 11 post study leave letter


Science trip to Sky Skills Studio

This trip has proved extremely popular with year 7 students and unfortunately the trip is now full and we cannot accept any more students. Form tutors and Heads of house have been issued with a list of names of those students that have secured a place. Please can students double check with these members of staff in unsure.

It is hoped that should the trip prove to be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience the school will run an additional trip in the future to accommodate those that have been unfortunate in missing out on a place.


Mrs Hickman


13th May

The force is coming to C Hall

Star Wars fans will have a chance to see the latest in the sci-fi series - Star Wars, The Force Awakens - at a special movie night being hosted by Athena and John Port PTA.

The screening will take place on Thursday 26 May in Chatsworth Hall, with doors opening at 6.30pm.

Tickets are free and can be collected from Miss Guest or the Head of House office at lunchtimes. Under 12s need to have parental permission to view the movie, which is certificate 12A.  Permission slips were distributed via Parentmail.

Drinks, sweets and popcorn will be on sale - plus ice creams during the 15 minute intermission - and all proceeds will go to the PTA.

Please direct any queries to Miss Guest or


10th May

ParentMail update

John Port School is working to improve communications with parents, to ensure you get relevant information about your child, school activities and events. If we have a valid email address for you, you will have already been introduced to ParentMail.

Click here for more information


9th May

Enrichment Day 5

The fifth Enrichment day this year will continue to take the form of an Activities Day on Friday 15th July 2016 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.

Click here for more information


5th May

Enrichment Day 5 - Booking

Enrichment day 5 is almost upon us! Click here to view the events available. You can now book by clicking the Activities Day button on the right.


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







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