St John Bosco students shine on results day!

Students at St John Bosco Arts College in Croxteth, Liverpool are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today (23 August).

Year 11 students attained record breaking results, with many achieving the top grades of 9-7 in English, mathematics and science.

The overall pass rate for English and mathematics was 62.2% at grades 9-4 (A*-C equivalent)

Student successes include Alice-May Hardacre, who gained 9 GCSE qualifications at grades 9-7 including four coveted grade 9s in English, history, RE and Spanish.

Meanwhile, Kaitlyn Bell also secured 9 GCSEs at grades 9-7, with two grade 9s in mathematics and history

Gabrielle Steen received 9 GCSEs at grades 9-7, including a grade 9 in Science while Wiktoria Kobus got 8 GCSEs at grades 9-7.

Many of the students will now progress into the school’s sixth form or pursue a number of alternative education and work options.

Headteacher Darren Gidman, says: “I am very proud of all our students, who have worked extremely hard alongside our staff, as well as the support of parents and carers. While there have been major changes to GCSEs, our students have risen to the occasion and performed brilliantly.”

“I congratulate all our students and wish them every success in their next pursuit!”


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