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ESJ - Performing Arts

Reminder: Dance Company auditions tomorrow (Tuesday) in HG2. 3-4.30PM... open to all year groups. Including ! Show us what you’re made of...


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Mr Latch@Year8ESJ

Looking forward to seeing the Year 8 parents at the Expectations Evening tomorrow at 5.45pm


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For Pat, Janet and Sue! Thank you- every day! https://t.co/JJFqgVoQMj


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Miss Viccars

This morning , and I read the Y7 applications to join Student Leadership. So impressed at the courage to put themselves forward after just a fortnight at ESJ. We voted and now have two new leaders - can’t wait to tell them!

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Pizza lunch, Lego, fun activities and brand-new facilities – the first day at Church of England School sixth form was a blast for students. https://t.co/cGss5SSqfu https://t.co/qW62fPq6Zf


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Tony Breslin

Great to be one of 2 keynote speakers, alongside , at the 1st today; we’ll be exploring what qualities constitute great governance at school level and across a MAT


DT & Food Saturday School this morning with ... 9-11. See you there

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ESJ English

Attention!!! The book fair is with us from Monday-Wednesday next week at break and lunch in the Hub. Lots of new titles and classics available. We can take card and cash payments. Get your read on! https://t.co/VWaFFKF0QY


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Epping Forest Guardian

Make you have nominated your favourite childminder, governor or support staff for the by November 3! https://t.co/IAPxORfGLJ


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This is great! When can I sign up 🙋🏻‍♀️😅


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Miss Viccars

Huge thanks to all staff and students involved in the creation of new promotional video. And a huge thanks to Mr Smith for helping us put it all together! https://t.co/8g0zgLs5o5


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St Andrew's

Thank you for a great Open Evening. Our parents and children enjoyed it and loved seeing our ex pupils.


If you were unable to attend our open evening yesterday we have open mornings on Wed 18th & Tue 24th September and Tue 1st, Wed 9th & Wed 16th October, all 9am - 11am. To book a place at one of our open mornings please email warnerj.org.uk https://t.co/pp06AcGWN0


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Absolutely awesome open evening! So grateful to pta, staff and the army of students who helped to make it such a success, and the speeches... omg, students, so proud! And the Head, inspired!!! I want to send my kids here and they are grown up!! 😀


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mary burges

Congratulations all - that must have been the busiest and best Open Evening yet! The students represented themselves and the school brilliantly. you should be very proud of yourselves. Every department took their opportunity to shine. Exciting time’s ahead 😊


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Yoga Leggs

We didn’t need convincing to send number 4 to but we had a fantastic open evening. We saw snakes and livers 😳heard the most beautiful music played on a pink piano 💗 spoke to some great teachers, Miles bounced twice and we left very happy 😊🙏

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Having great fun at Open evening ! We even got to hold the Snake🙈🐍 Lots going on this evening💚 https://t.co/EQTd71Uw5K

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John Fry

Mural painted by students in evolving Chaplaincy space https://t.co/reu6dlOS4t

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2 minutes in & swamped already... ESJ Open Evening is underway... 6-9 this evening. You are welcome any time! https://t.co/1iJ43Xd1Sd

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Doors open for our Open Evening in just 4 hours! We’re looking forward to meeting you all soon https://t.co/n2LRA0du47

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Standards and Expectations

Epping St. John’s is committed to high standards and sets high expectations for its students.

Learning and Progress

The core purpose of Epping St. John’s is for students to be able to learn, make progress and achieve their full potential in a stimulating and safe environment.
We expect students to engage fully in the learning process to maximise their performance and to improve their life chances when they leave school.
We will work closely with parents and carers to provide information on progress and attitudes to learning and achievement to ensure that every child can make the most of the learning opportunities provided by the school


At Epping St. John’s we emphasise behaviour fit for learning in classrooms and promote the following

Classroom Learning Rules:
  1. 1 Arrive on time to lessons, properly prepared for the lesson (e.g. calculator for Maths).
  2. 2 Settle quickly to your work and do as much as you can, to the best of your ability, in the time given.
  3. 3 Have respect for yourself, respect other people and your environment.
  4. 4 Take responsibility for your own actions and be honest.
  5. 5 Do not distract others: keep your focus on the lesson.
  6. 6 Put up your hand if you want to make a contribution to the lesson or ask a question.
  7. 7 Listen to the teacher and to other students' contributions in class. Respect other people’s opinions.
  8. 8 Switch off your mobile phone and iPod and keep them in your bag, not your pocket, from 8.30am to 3pm.
  9. 9 Always write Home Learning in your Planner, complete it to the best of your ability and hand it in on time.
  10. 10 If things aren't going your way: talk to someone. Don't take it out on others.
  11. 11 If you have permission, you may drink water only in class: no other drink and no food are allowed; this includes chewing gum.
As a Church School, we promote the Christian values of respect and tolerance and have high expectations of how children and adults should engage with one another in and around school. This also includes demonstrating respect within the local community, when students wearing the Epping St. John’s uniform are making their way to or going home from school.
The key priority for the school is that students can feel happy and safe within the school environment and every member of the school community respects these basic principles.


Students should aim to achieve at least 95% attendance each year (the national average). Students with attendance below 90% will be required to meet with their House Leader to discuss ways of improving their attendance.

In order to encourage students to attend school as much as possible, students receive Housepoints for good attendance and punctuality and awards for sustained attendance of 100% at termly House.

The current law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child out of school during term time.  The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 prohibits Headteachers granting leave of absence to a pupil except where an application has been made in advance and the Headteacher considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application. If you do take your child out of school and the leave has not been authorised or a leave of absence application not been completed, the Education Welfare Service may issue a penalty notice to each parent of £60 for each child to be paid within 21 days.  If the penalty is not paid within the time scale the penalty will increase to £120

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Epping St. John’s values the importance of high attendance at its school. It recognises that high attendance maximises student achievement and contributes significantly to student progress and overall attainment at school.


School uniform is one way in which we can display the school’s identity and values to the community. All students are therefore expected to wear the correct uniform at all times. The following rules apply throughout the school:


Regulation black blazer with  school badge *

Regulation plain black trousers with a plain black belt
Plain white shirt worn with school tie
Plain navy or black socks (no bright colours)
Optional black v-necked jumper / sleeveless jumper with school badge*

Regulation black blazer with school badge*

Regulation school black and white checked skirt* (worn at knee length) or plain black trousers
Plain white blouse
Optional black v-necked jumper or black cardigan with  school badge*
Plain white ankle socks or plain black or skin coloured tights.

Items marked with an * can be purchased from the school uniform supplier:
Fosters Schoolwear Ltd,
12 Birchanger Industrial Estate,
Stansted Road,
Bishops Stortford,
CM23 2TH.
Telephone number: 01279 653865
Fax:  01279 501019
Fosters also regularly visit the school and hold uniform sales; you will be notified of the dates in advance.
Only plain black leather or leather-look shoes are acceptable.  Any branded footwear, such as 'Kickers' should have visible labels removed or coloured black.  'Pradas' are not acceptable school shoes and will not be allowed in any circumstances.  Trainers of any colour (including black) are unacceptable.  This includes 'Nikes' and 'Converse'.
Students wearing incorrect footwear will be given a pair of black plimsolls to wear instead (unless they bring a signed medical note to their Director of Learning before 8.30 am).

Points to Notes:

  • Outdoor coats should be plain and principally dark in colour (black or blue) without extreme or excessive logos.  Outdoor coats should not be worn within the school building.
  • Any garment worn under the shirt for warmth should not be visible.
  • Extreme haircuts and hair styles or colours are not considered suitable for school.
  • One small stud per ear to maintain pierced ears and a watch may be worn.  No other jewellery is permitted.
  • School uniform must be worn correctly.
  • Nail varnish/acrylic nails/excessive make-up are not to be worn for school.

To help maintain our high standards, all staff conduct regular checks of uniform.  If students are not in the correct uniform, parents/carers will be contacted and students will be expected to be in full uniform the following day.

PE Kit Requirements

Compulsory PE Kit

Fitted black polo shirt from our uniform provider*
PE shorts for our uniform provider*
Optional plain black jumper / plain black jogging bottoms
Optional black tracksuit*
Rugby shirt from our uniform provider*

Black sports socks
Training shoes (white)
Football boots
Items marked with an * can be purchased from the school uniform supplier (see above).

Points to Note

  • Absolutely NO jewellery is to be worn in PE lessons
  • All students are required to wear PE kit during PE lessons - even if injured or unwell, so that they can take on an appropriate role
  • Students are encouraged to wear black base layers during cold weather for warmth.
The PTA sell items of previously owned uniform


All students are expected to arrive at lessons with the following basic equipment: Student Planner, black or blue pen, spare pen, pencil, pencil eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, calculator. Tippex /correction fluid is NOT allowed in school. It may be useful for students to have a dictionary and coloured pencils. Students should have a suitable large, robust bag to carry their school books and equipment. It is also useful for students to have a USB pen drive to save their work from the abundant PCs around the school.

Home Learning

Home learning will not always require a written task to consolidate what has been taught in lesson time. It may require reading over notes or learning new vocabulary (often the case in Languages). Students may be required to undertake independent research or investigation. Some home learning tasks may take the form of a project, coursework or a longer assignment which will require sustained effort over a longer period; this is particularly relevant to KS4.
There is a member of staff on duty in the Learning Resource Area every lunchtime and after school. Students can undertake research on the computers to complete home learning in a quiet, focussed environment.
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