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Brentwood & Epping Forest Community Policing Team

Op Sceptre - Knife Crime Educational Package Epping Forest Community Policing Team officers attending Epping St Johns school yesterday and spoke to year 8 students about the effects of knife crime and made them aware of the law and provided advice on avoiding becoming involved. https://t.co/XYhMqkOa92

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ESJ - Performing Arts

Great to see so many new faces joining our Performing Arts residents at auditions for We Will Rock You tonight. 🙌🏻 Judging by the talent vying for lead roles, this will be a sensational show...

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Miss Viccars

Reminder - Parent Carer Forum meeting is tomorrow at 6PM at ESJ. See you there! is looking forward to hearing your views on our curriculum.

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Mr Yerosimou

Introducing our third Political Party - The Seal Party 🌊 Do they get your vote? https://t.co/ojwHAYtypn

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BMAT

WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

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Epping Forest Guardian

and have just returned from a cultural trip helping build new wells and toilets https://t.co/Xqqp5PBYtA

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ESJMFL

Lots of new trips for our students studying languages . Murcia Exchange 2020 🇪🇸 Paris 2020🇫🇷 Boulogne 2020 🇫🇷 Denmark 2020 🇩🇰. See your teacher for more details!

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BMAT

WE ARE HIRING - Catering Assistants We are looking for Catering Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles are part-time during the school day, term-time only and flexible. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/IYV11rP3PW

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Ms F Clarke

Geography feeds the mind... and the stomach! Y9 learning their plate boundaries using Oreos. Well done 9B1 for resisting temptation 😂 https://t.co/njOwgnw3rl

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Ben Murphy CC

A hustings with the parliamentary election candidates will be held at School, Bury Lane, , at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd December. The event will be Chaired by Team Rector, The Rev Lee Batson. https://t.co/fhYk48Q6yZ

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18/11/19

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ESJ-SenCo

Email invites will be sent to our SENd parent carers to invite them to our first forum on 2.12.19. We hope to see you there! https://t.co/EODLW2ndat

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Mr Yerosimou

Introducing our second Political Party - The Fox Party 🦊 Do they get your vote? https://t.co/rCVmL2Q0b2

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EppingForestBaby

Saturday 16th Nov just gone... The day Team turned sports hall into an indoor Festive Family Market for everyone! What a turnout!! Small businesses coming together all under one roof and the atmosphere..! Wow! 👏🏼🎄🎶 https://t.co/ny37RV2kjE

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EppingForestBaby

A big Thanks to for sponsoring event on Saturday 16th November 2019 Your support has been amazing. 👏🏼👌🏼👍🏼 https://t.co/inQID2Iz2P

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ESJ_Music

Blood Sugar and The Love Days BOTB 2/2 https://t.co/bHdLvRF295

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EverythingEppingForest

VOTE 2019: Question the Epping Forest General Election candidates at the hustings at Epping St John's School, 7.30pm Tues, December 3 Details https://t.co/zvexfp6s5G

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ESJ_Music

Have to do some editing as videos are so long. Neo and Issac did a beautiful job performing Stay tuned for videos soon!

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EppingForestBaby

𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗦𝗟𝗘𝗘𝗣 !! 🎄💚🎉🍬 𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄: Festive Family Market, organised by 𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲: Epping St.Johns Secondary School. Bury Lane. CM16 5JB. Free Parking. 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 1-4pm. 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗲: £1 on the door. Under 14’s free https://t.co/ifzxYv7j3W

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Ms Horner

Still time to get your sponsorship form filled in! https://t.co/jXOhyWfEbR

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Epping St Johns PTA

Thanks to all the helpers that made last night happen! Amazing 🙌🏻 💚#quiznight https://t.co/SSDVlKbnai

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Posted: 27th August 2019

A raft of improvements at Epping St John’s Church of England School to help students reach their potential have been praised by teenagers.

As Year 11 collected their GCSE results this week, they were keen to praise the school and its programme of changes which have seen Saturday school and study clubs introduced.


For Oliver Warren, he is certain the study clubs and Saturday school are responsible for him achieving four grade 9 and five grade 8 in his exams.

He said: “My results are better than I had expected, although I was predicted to do well. I was relieved and happy to open them; it’s nice to have the weight lifted off my shoulders.

“I have done a lot of revision in my own time after school, but the school and teachers are such a great support network and the effort they put into study clubs and Saturday school helped massively.

“I always thought it was a good idea, but now we have all done well we fully appreciate quite how much it has done for us. They are not just normal teachers; they are friendly and organise revision that’s not stressful and that definitely has improved grades.”

Oliver hopes to continue at Epping St John’s sixth form to study biology, chemistry and maths.


James Cronin attended five study clubs every week to ensure he got the very best grades. The effort paid off and he collected one grade 8, three grade 7, four grade 6 and one grade 5.

He said: “I am over-the-moon with my results. I was not expecting to get grades that high, but I did work really hard. I wanted to get good grades and so I put in the hard work.

“Not many schools offer study clubs like Epping St John’s; our teachers really put in a lot of effort into our year group.”

James is staying on at Epping St John’s sixth form to study maths, computing and physics.

He said: “Knowing the environment and the teachers, I know the effort will be put in to support me.”


A desire to do her very best was facilitated by the extra school support offered to Harper Al-Kubaisi and her peers.

Mum Zoe believes her daughter’s determination coupled with the opportunities to attend study club and Saturday school is what resulted in her collecting one grade 9, two grade 8, three grade 7, one grade 5 and one grade 4.

She said: “She pretty much nailed it! Harper has worked her butt off to get there, so she was excited and overwhelmed to open her results.

“She has achieved these results by being willing to work hard and by preparing herself. It all became real for her at the end of Year 10; she knuckled down and focused on what she needed to do. When she needed extra support, she asked for it.

“I think the school saying ‘we have put these extra sessions on for you all of the time and you can come along whenever suits’ gave them the choice. It was a brilliant support for Harper and for us, as parents. It opened up a whole dialogue about where she was at with it all.

“The school facilitated it by putting so much on. It has been great.”

Harper is staying on at Epping St John’s sixth form to study art, English literature and history.


While attending study clubs and Saturday school was a tough commitment at the time, the results have made it all worthwhile, according to Henry Jones.

With three grade 9, four grade 8, one grade 7 and one grade 6 in the bag, he appreciates the purpose of the extra revision sessions.

He said: “These results are what I was predicted, but I still didn’t see it coming. There was such elation in opening them!

“I have achieved them through hard work, good teaching and staying committed to what I was doing. I went to a lot of revision sessions and Saturday school, as well as working on my own at home. It was great having just ten to 15 people in the extra sessions as it meant more one-to-one teaching; we could ask specific questions rather than sitting through a whole lesson.

“I knew the extra sessions were helping, even if I didn’t always want to go; I knew it was something I had to do and I am very glad I did now.”

He is looking to study maths, chemistry and physics at A-level.

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