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March's Student Spotlight

Teigan Dunleavy and Maisie Sweeney, recently secured an impressive second place in the prestigious STEM Northwest Challenge held at Manchester University. The STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) Northwest Challenge provided a platform for students to explore STEM topics and develop essential skills like teamwork and problem-solving. The event not only showcased the talent of

March's Student Spotlight
Young Debaters Shine in Urban Debate Competition

In a testament to their prowess and eloquence, young debaters from across the city showcased their skills in the second round of the Urban Debate competition. The event, which saw participation from nine schools, unfolded into a riveting evening of intellectual exchange and spirited discourse. Amidst the bustling atmosphere, it was evident that the girls had prepared meticulously for their

Young Debaters Shine in Urban Debate Competition
Young Reporter Competition - BBC

What is the BBC Young Reporter Competition? It’s an opportunity for young people to report with the BBC. The BBC are looking for original stories about your lives or the world around you, or relating to subjects and issues that particularly matter to young people. Anyone aged between 11-18 years old and living in the UK can enter. If the idea is successful, it could appear on TV, radio, online

Young Reporter Competition - BBC
T-shirt Design Competition - Greenpeace

Greenpeace are looking for young people (aged 0-17) to help them spread the word about the problem of plastic pollution. This year, governments around the world are negotiating a UN Global Plastics Treaty, which will limit plastic production and use. Greenpeace need your creative eye to produce a design that illustrates the issue and gets people talking. The winners will get a t-shirt featuring

T-shirt Design Competition - Greenpeace
Writing Competition - Wicked Writers: Be the Change

National Literacy Trust has partnered with the acclaimed stage musical Wicked for a second year of this persuasive writing competition open to young people aged 9 to 14. For Wicked Writers: Be the Change they are asking students to write a piece of persuasive writing about any environmental issue that is important to you, for example, the climate crisis, pollution or endangered species. Making a

Writing Competition - Wicked Writers: Be the Change


A very warm welcome to St John Bosco Arts College’s website. Our college is an exciting, vibrant and dynamic girls’ Catholic comprehensive school which has a very distinctive Salesian ethos grounded in support, care and a warm friendly atmosphere.

We believe in developing a rounded individual so that students are prepared for life academically, spiritually, morally and socially. In our school community we seek to nurture the gifts, dreams and talents of all in the spirit of St John Bosco.

The college is at the cutting edge of teaching and learning and thrives on providing the best opportunities to the young people that it serves and is one of only 835 schools in England granted teaching school status.

Mr D Gidman Headteacher >

‘Together we inspire each other to flourish in faith, hope and love.’

Our vision

We want everyone within the St John Bosco family, to go cheerfully into the world, sharing love, knowledge & kindness.

 "Serve the Lord with gladness”
Psalm 100:2

Our values

At St John Bosco, everything we do is underpinned by our shared values;

Each represent and reflect us as individuals, as a Catholic Salesian college and a strong pillar of our local community.

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