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Year 5 Fun Day

On Tuesday 7th July 2015 we were delighted to welcome over 200 primary children from year 5 for a fun day. The children arrived at 8.30am to take part in 5 fantastic sessions all lead by SJB staff and sixth formers. The activities included were Cheerleading, CSI Science, Trampolining / Rock... more

8 July 2015

DofE Expedition

On the 27 th -28 th June 2015, 11 sixth formers went out on a practice expedition for their bronze Duke of Edinburgh,the sun was cracking the flags and the shorts where out. The award involved them walking for up to 6 hours each day while navigating a route, carrying all kit needed for the weekend... more

8 July 2015

Echo Award Winners!

Congratulations to the Year 8 Anne Frank Ambassadors who won the Team / Extra Curricular category at the Echo Awards yesterday. The names of the Ambassadors are:   Amy Buchanan Erin Coffey Phoebe Garrard Alice May-Hardaker Molly Hargreaves Hannah Hough Lauryn Laird Emmy McGarry... more

2 July 2015

Geography Field Trip

Year 7 set off for Ainsdale beach on Tuesday morning to complete some important Geography fieldwork, focusing on sand dune succession. By the time we reached the beach at about 10am temperatures were already reaching the mid-20s! The students worked very hard, despite the heat, examining different... more

2 July 2015

6th Form London visit

On Friday 19th June 18 year 12 Geography and History A Level students embarked on a trip to London, accompanied by Mrs Bee and Mrs McDonnell. Following a very early start the students arrived at the Imperial War Museum where they visited numerous exhibits including a moving exhibition on the... more

26 June 2015

Football Competition

On Wednesday 13th May, eight year 8 and 9 students participated in a football competition arranged by the Merseyside police against other schools all in the aid of building healthier and stronger communities. It took a few minutes for the girls to settle and get into the game but once they did they... more

24 June 2015

Salesian Games

Friday 8th May saw the St John Bosco athletics team head down south to Crystal Palace to take part in the annual Salesian Games Athletics Championships. It was an early start with students leaving school at 6am.It was a fantastic day with all students giving 100% effort. We took home 24... more

24 June 2015

Sports Challenge

On the 18th June, ten Year 9 pupils took part in a Sports Challenge event organised by the LSSP. This event is aimed at students who do not regularly participate in school teams. The day was split into three different activities, starting with Outdoor Challenge. The group of ten had towork together... more

19 June 2015

Summer School 2015

  Why not join us for 'Summer School 2015'? The theme is Festival, with lots of Fun filled activities to look forward to. We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information please contact Mrs Mathias on 0151-235-1620  ... more

11 June 2015

Echo Awards - Team Category

We are pleased to announce that the Anne Frank Ambassadors have been nominated for the Team Category at the Echo Awards. The students involved are: Amy Buchanon; Alice May-Hardaker; Molly Hargreaves; Hannah Hough; Charlie McKenna; Carinn Nelson; Chloe... more

11 June 2015

Year 11 Exit Questionnaire Feedback

What did you enjoy most about your time at St John Bosco Arts College? "The opportunities the school gave me" "Teachers putting the effort in and pushing us to the limit!" "I have achieved things I never thought I would" "I think that the staff's dedication to the students made my experience more... more

9 June 2015

Leavers Mass - May 2015

We came together as a Salesian family to celebrate mass with our Year 11 and Year 13 students.  We celebrated the student's journey throughout their time at St John Bosco Arts College with singing, prayer and an archive of images!... more

2 June 2015

Cambridge University Visit  

Pupils from St John Bosco Arts College visited the historic University of Cambridge to experience a day of Science and Maths activities. Ten year 9 pupils attended the famous university for Science sessions aimed to promote STEM courses and careers for girls. The workshops offered the... more

20 May 2015

Women in Industry Day

The aim of this event was to present positive female role models to our Year 9 students and highlight the different career options available and where their qualifications can take them. Lord Mayor, Cllr Erica Kemp CBE started the day’s proceedingsby addressing the Year 9 students. A diverse... more

20 May 2015

Summer Examination Timetable

Summer 2015 Examination Date Start Length Board Component Title Level Mon 11 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Rel/Life/Rom.Cath.Christy GCSE/B Mon 11 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE Rel/Life/Rom.Cath.Christy GCSE/B Mon 11 May 09:00 01:30 EDEXL/GCSE ... more

13 May 2015


  Summer School –“Imagine….a festival” - 27 th July 2015 An exciting week of activities at St John Bosco Arts College for Year 6 girls starting with us in September.  Transition concerns and worries are explored with the concept of ‘imagine’. Imagine... more

6 May 2015

Revision Sessions

Year 11 RE revision sessions: RE Saturday 9 th May 9.30am -12.30pm History Saturday 16th May English Tuesday 26th May 9.30am  - 12.30pm (sets 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) English Friday 29th May 9.30am - 12.30pm (set 6) History Saturday 30th May 9am - 12pm History Saturday 6th June 9am... more

1 May 2015

Term Dates 2015 - 2016

  Autumn Term:             3/9/15 to 18/12/15   Spring Term:               5/1/16 to 1/4/16   Summer Term:... more

27 April 2015

RIBA Award Prize Winners

Five properties in Merseyside out of 15 North West nominees have scooped a national architecture award.   After shortlisting 15 buildings the judging panel visited the projects over a week in March and awarded eight Royal Institute of British Architects regional awards at the ceremony in... more

20 April 2015

Easter Revision Sessions

Tuesday 7 th April Drama – Mrs Shawcroft Dance – Mrs Strevens / Mrs Ellison Art - Mrs Park   Yr 11 Yr 13 Yr 13 Wednesday 8 th April Drama – Mrs Shawcroft MFL – Mrs Andrews Art - Mrs Park   Yr 11 Yr 12 &... more

2 April 2015

Year 7 History Trip

On Wednesday 25 th March, the History Department took the Year 7 students to the Museum of Liverpool to participate in a number of activities based on Medieval Liverpool. They heard a talk from the museum archaeologist then participated in workshops that involved a Black Death theme, shield and... more

31 March 2015

World Poetry Day Celebration

 On Friday 20 th March 2015 we celebrated World Poetry Day at St. John Bosco Arts College. Throughout the day each lesson started with a reflective question about poetry followed by a short video of a range of poetry readings. Our staff and students discussed the language of poetry and song... more

23 March 2015

Child Sexual Exploitation

St John Bosco Arts College have launched ‘Listen to my Story’ a campaign in partnership with Merseyside Police to tackle the sensitive subject of child sexual exploitation (CSE). CSE is a form of child abuse and is against the law. It can have devastating effects on the lives of... more

16 March 2015

RIBA Northwest Building Award

  RIBA Northwest have announced that it has shortlisted fifteen new and exciting projects as they seek to identify whether there is another potential Stirling Prize winning building in the region this year. We are pleased to inform you that St John Bosco Arts College is one of the... more

16 March 2015

Gifted & Talented

Bosco ran a G&T event that took place over a week long period. The gifted and talented students were involved in a number of different activities that covered different skills and abilities to stretch and challenge all involved. The students were keen to be involved and excited about competing... more

16 March 2015

Numeracy Bug

  Mr Coffey launched the 'Numeracy Bug' competition today with staff and students!  The idea is to ensure students understand that numeracy can be used in all subjects, NOT just during Maths lessons! It doesn’t matter how small the Numeracy is, it could even be as simple as asking a... more

9 February 2015

Super Learning Days

All students have experienced a range of fantastic sessions, classes and activities during our ‘Super Learning Days’! Students have attended university visits, talks from motivational speakers and Chinese dance / art workshops.  Feedback from students has been really positive... more

5 February 2015

Parking Issues

Please do not park on the Zig Zag lines & Yellow lines The Road Safety team would like to raise your awareness to the dangers of Parking on the School Keep Clear (Zig Zag lines) & Yellow lines when parents / guardians drop off and pick up throughout the day. You could be issued... more

26 January 2015

Jasvinder Sanghera

Last Friday saw Jasvinder Sanghera visit the College, to deliver an inspirational talk to Y11, 12 and 13. Jasvinder is a tireless campaigner against forced marriage and domestic abuse. Her emotive and powerful story struck a chord with all students, who were genuinely moved and inspired by a truly... more

23 January 2015

Fall into Reading Festival

On Saturday 8 th November 2014 St. John Bosco were proud to launch “Fall into Reading Festival” at Broadway library in Norris Green. Miss Strode and our amazing 6 th Form Reading Buddies joined forces with Councillor Lana Orr and Liverpool LA to promote reading in our local community.... more

19 January 2015

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day was an exciting and enjoyable event this year, the theme was “Remember”. We started the day with a poetry quiz for Year 7,8 & 9 and it was very competitive. Our students became very excited as they were bursting with knowledge about poetic devices and it was a... more

15 January 2015

Liverpool Central Libraries

 On Monday 24 th November 2014, We were delighted to welcome Jacqui Roberts and Irene Mendlekow from Liverpool Central libraries to demonstrate to staff and parents how to use the online library service. The focus was on audio books, reading for pleasure, research, reference and study guides.... more

15 January 2015

School Production - Cinderella

On Monday 15th December it was the first night of our school production Cinderella and we would like to take this opportunity to share with you, the wonderful comments we received from our audience members who came to watch our opening night. " Thanks very much for tonight, we really enjoyed... more

16 December 2014

ECO Group

This term the focus for the Eco Group has been developing the‘River Alt Project’. Our students have attended several visits to the park andhelped with the planting of trees.  The Eco students have also entered acompetition to name the park, so we are hopeful one of our... more

16 December 2014

Primary Choir of the Year

We were delighted to have 6 local primary school choirs take part in the annual Primary Choir of the year competition here at St John Bosco Arts College. The performance was Christmas themed and all the choirs gave fabulous performances, really getting us all in the Christmas spirit! Well done... more

8 December 2014

Dame Nancy Rothwell

10th December 2014 Y12/13 A level Biology students will be attending a lecture by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.  Prof. Rothwell is a world renowned leading female neuroscientist and the first vice chancellor of a Russell group University.  This is a unique opportunity for our sixth form... more

4 December 2014

STEM Club Update

Over the past couple of weeks the members of STEM club have been enjoying all things crystal!  Our first task involved was making crystals. For this we were provided with some saturated solutions of varying colours, we then evaporated away the water to leave some fascinating crystals... more

2 December 2014

Maths Leadership Award

Gifted and Talented students in year 9 have been invited to take part in the Maths Leadership Award. The course is an exciting opportunity for students to strengthen their maths skills and to develop leadership qualities. Students take part in weekly sessions where they will not only take part... more

27 November 2014

Geography Trip to John Moores University

  On Wednesday 19th November, our year 13 Geography class visited John Moores University to receive a talk from the Geography AQA ex-chief examiner for our A2 exam. The ex-chief examiner discussed in detail how to combat a range of structured questions varying from 7 marks to 40 marks. This... more

27 November 2014

Choir of the Year

  On the 24th October all Year 7 students took part in our annual 'Choir of the Year' competition. The girls worked incredibly hard in their music lessons and with their tutors in registration time to learn the words and music for this event. There was great support from family and friends in... more

25 November 2014

Badminton Competition

'Late last week saw the second round of matches played in the LSSP Badminton Competition, St John Bosco went in confident following their first round matches. In first game played both team A and B beat Fazakerly High School. Team A won comfortably with a score of 21-6 while... more

20 November 2014

History Visit

The year 9 students visited the Museum of Liverpool on11/11/14 to take part in a World War One Event. The students took part in anumber of different educational and engaging activities including a dramaperformance, handling artefacts and questioning sources sessions and a WorldWar One tour. It was... more

19 November 2014

History Artefacts Boxes

St John Bosco Arts College offers a range of history artefacts boxes that can be used during sessions with A level students. Primary schools can come and use the fantastic facilities available here at St John Bosco Arts College and work with History A Level students that have been trained in... more

17 November 2014

Young Person's Question Time

Year 7, 8, 11 & 13 representatives from the St John Bosco school council took an active part in Young Person's Question Time this week.  They asked questions around government provision for vulnerable young people, the future of affordable housing in the city and the issue of selling off... more

14 November 2014

Year 11 Science - Super Learning Days

  The recent Super Learning days provided our year 11 students with the ideal opportunity to focus on their Science curriculum. This meant that set 1 students were able to complete part of the controlled assessment for their Further Additional Science qualification.The assessment involved the... more

13 November 2014

Faith in Our City - Year 7 Super Learning Day

  The first Super Learning Days for this year took the Year 7 students on an alternative journey across the city. Liverpool has a great reputation as a city of faith and the students experienced first-hand what this means to the community and how the community responds.     As... more

13 November 2014

Super Learning Days

6th and 7th November 2014 Students in each year group had a particular focus on eachof the days. Year7                   – Retreat/Faith in Our City... more

13 November 2014

Year 7 Parents Coffee Morning

11 th November 2014 – 9am -11am Year 7 parents were invited to attend a workshop on “Parental E-safety” and “Supporting your daughter with reading”.  Miss Crowley delivered a parental e-safety update, highlighting some of the dangers our students face when using... more

12 November 2014

Celebrating the Bi-Centenary of Don Bosco's Birth

The Bi-Centenary of St John Bosco's birth is an opportunity for our Salesian community to consider the life of our patron saint.  Today our students and staff watched an outstanding and powerful performance of Don Bosco – ‘A Magic Saint!’, by RISE Theatre; an... more

6 November 2014


STEM Club for years 7 and 8 runs on a Tuesday from14:50-15:50. During week 1’s session the students observed the intricateanatomy of ‘mini-beasts from the deep’ using light microscopes. Week 2’ssession was spent dissecting giant ox hearts to see the chambers and bloodvessels... more

30 October 2014

Badminton Competition

KS3 Year 7 and 8 pupils took part in the LSSP badminton competition on the 16th October. With only 3 weeks coaching and a late change to the fixtures all 4 girls gave their best, winning 2 of 5 matches. KS4 The KS4 LSSP badminton competition took place on the 9th October, 4 year 11... more

17 October 2014

Student Finance Presentation

James Kennedy delivered an engaging presentation to our 6th Form students, providing information and guidance on the student finance aspects of higher education. It provided an excellent insight into the costs, funds available and the challenges of managing a budget at university. The students... more

16 October 2014

Salesian Student Voice Weekend

Four of our Year 10 students spent the weekend in Savio House Bolloington as representatives of StJohn Bosco Arts College for the annual Salesian Student Voice gathering. Demie, Lesedi, Tyler and Stephanie joined our Northern Salesian schools and took part in activities that explored the... more

16 October 2014

Archdiocese Day

Six of our Catholic feeder schools gathered together to celebrate our shared Catholic ethos on Thursday 9 th October. 240 Year 6 students and their teachers worked with St John Bosco staff looking at the theme of dreams. Dream Catchers were made, dancing and drama and a chanceto pray in our... more

16 October 2014

Reading Revolutionaries

The 6 th Formstudents are embracing the drive to improve literacy standards for all ourstudents, with over 50 pupils volunteering to support the ReadingRevolutionaries programme. During form time, the volunteers support Y7 and Y8pupils with their reading programme. Well done to all involved. ... more

16 October 2014

The Tall Ships

Title - More 6 TH form Tall Ships adventures: Summer 2014. Student quotes: ‘I learned a lot about sailing and myself, it has made me amore confident person.’ ‘I was sea sick a few times, but you are part of a team, andyou just have to get on with it.’ ‘It was a truly... more

10 October 2014

Open Evening

St John Bosco Arts College held it’s first Open Evening in the brand new building on Thursday 2 nd October.  Feedback from our visitors was fantastic; you can read some of the comments below.  If you didn’t manage to attend, would like to visit during school hours or need help... more

6 October 2014

6th Form Welcome Mass

Father Michael welcomed the 6 th  Form into their fantastic new building and academic year, with a truly inspirational and thought provoking Mass. The 6 th Form choir were outstanding as always, with their leading of hymns and renditions of modern songs. The Mass was superbly supported ... more

2 October 2014

JESIP - Our old building sets the scene for national rescue programme

'The St John Bosco Arts College construction site in Liverpool has played a key part in improving the national emergency services in the UK as part of a national Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP)' Our £18.2m college, set the scene for a large scale ‘live... more

25 September 2014

Year 7 Welcome Mass

Fr Michael Winstanley SDB celebrated Mass with year 7 students in our first opportunity to gather together in our new prayer room. This was the perfect way for the students to begin their journey in our Salesian college. The students and staff prayed and sang with great enthusiasm creating a... more

25 September 2014

Healthy Schools Award

The National Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) is a joint Departmentof Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families project intended toimprove health, raise pupil achievement, improve social inclusion and encourage closer working between health and education providers in the United... more

25 September 2014

Year 12 & 13 Induction day at Barstondale

The new 6th form have made an impressive start to the academic year, forming new friendships and strengthening current ones on a fun filled day at Barstondale. The fantastic weather was only beaten by the Salesian spirit, demonstrated by all students who took part in a series of reflective... more

12 September 2014