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17/09/19

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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...

16/09/19

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Mr Latch@Year8ESJ

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

16/09/19

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ESJ-SenCo

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

16/09/19

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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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16/09/19

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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

15/09/19

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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

14/09/19

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

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13/09/19

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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

13/09/19

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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

13/09/19

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Jes

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

13/09/19

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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

13/09/19

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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.

13/09/19

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

13/09/19

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ESJHistory

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!! 😀

12/09/19

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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 😊

12/09/19

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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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12/09/19

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ESJStudentLead

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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12/09/19

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John Fry

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

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12/09/19

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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12/09/19

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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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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