I was delighted to be appointed as the Headteacher of St John Bosco Arts College on the 1st January 2016 and would like to offer you a very warm welcome.
This school is at the cutting edge of teaching and learning and thrives on providing the best opportunities to the young people that it serves. All of our staff go the extra mile to ensure that our young people succeed in developing the necessary skills to compete in an ever increasing globalised market.
We became an Arts College in 2004; a leading Edge School after being assessed by the DFES as a high performing school in 2012 and a Teaching school in 2013.
Inspired by the example of St John Bosco, the purpose of our College is to react to the needs of each individual student, touching their hearts and developing their talents and creative skills.
"Offering an Outstanding education for girls, aged 11-18"
Mr Darren Gidman
All of the girls gave up their Half-Term to help run a VIDES Play-Scheme at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish for the children of the local area. The week focused on teaching children about their human rights and the students did an amazing job, they attended every day from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm and...
Our main charity event this term has been Macmillan. We joined with the rest of the country hosting a coffee morning raising money for cancer research. Working in partnership with our literacy coordinator Miss Strode and e-safety coordinator Miss Crowley we hosted a coffee morning for Yr 7 parents;...
Fr. Kenny Hyde our Parish Priest from Our lady and Queen of Martyrs helped us to celebrate our welcome mass for both Yr 7 and Sixth form. The liturgy for our Yr 7 mass was based on St Matthew’s Gospel ‘ You are the light of the world. The first reading was taken from St Paul were we are asked to...
Congratulations to our successful appointed Year 8 and 9 Reading Buddies. These students have been selected because they have demonstrated initiative and leadership in their own learning. They are positive role models within our school community and most importantly, avid readers.These students...