News from Academic Year 2016

Students shine on GCSE results day! 

  Another outstanding year for GCSE results at St John Bosco Arts College. We are celebrating yet another successful GCSE results day. Year 11 students attained fantastic results, with many students achieving their target grades in both English and mathematics. This year saw the introduction... more

24 August 2017

Celebrating success.

We are celebrating yet another successful A-Level results day.  Overall, our students achieved a pass rate of 98.6%. Among those celebrating their A-Level results was Veronica Brecevich, who gained 5 A-Levels, three of them at grade A. Emily Martindale and Hannah Young both achieved A B B... more

17 August 2017

Liverpool Read Quality Mark – GOLD       

  We are delighted to have been awarded the Liverpool Reads Quality Mark Gold. Reading and literacy is a big part of our everyday life here at St John Bosco and it was brilliant to have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm and all the work we have done with our assessor. Our feedback was... more

18 July 2017

English High Flyers Primary Day- Monday 3rd July 2017

  During the final session of our High Flyers project we explored a Victorian poem by Mary Taylor Coleridge called ‘The Deserted House’. Students used their reading skills of skimming, scanning, inference and deduction to interpret the poem. We learned the meaning of some very... more

6 July 2017

Maths Inspiration Day

  Students in Year 9 Set 1 enjoyed a morning of Maths Magic at Liverpool Hope University. There were great speakers from different areas of maths who had come together with one aim – to understand how we can win games! Students didn’t waste the opportunity and got stuck in,... more

3 July 2017

Liverpool City Championships

  On Thursday 15 th June, the St John Bosco athletics team arrived at Litherland Sports Park to compete in Liverpool Girls City Athletic Championships. Our students had demonstrated passion, commitment and drive throughout the five weeks training and preparation at Athletics Club.We were well... more

23 June 2017

Half Term Revision Sessions

During the half term break there are a range of revision sessions being offered for Year 11. Date Time Subject Staff 6 th May 9.00 – 12.00 Art T McGuinness 6 th May 12.30 – 3.00 English J Howden 13 th May 9.00 –... more

26 May 2017

Archdiocese Photography Competition

The theme of the competition was 'Spirituality within our School', with an optional focus on the Year of Mercy, each photo had a short description interpreting the theme to go alongside. Our students did a fantastic job creating their images.    ... more

22 May 2017

Barcelona Football Tour

LFC Foundation College students have returned home after a successful football trip to Barcelona. Miss McMahon LFC Sport Tutor led the trip accompanied by Miss Hinnegan and Mrs Quirk and 14 of our Sixth form students studying BTEC Sport. Students enjoyed a fun filled action packed 5 days visit to... more

17 May 2017

Anaphylaxis Support Group

Anaphylaxis Campaign have organised a support group for any parents or students living with allergies. It will take place on Wednesday 26th April 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Palmerston School.  ... more

25 April 2017

Easter School

During the Easter break there are a number of additional sessions offered for all Year 11 students.     ... more

6 April 2017

Teaching School News

Our Teaching school is looking to recruit Specialist Leaders in Education. If your interested in the role contact Jane Kennedy on 0151 235 1620 or via e-mail sle application form.doc   sle application guidance.pdf... more

31 March 2017

Awards Evening

We were delighted to welcome parents, carers and guests to our annual awards evening. This was an opportunity to celebrate our students receiving GCSE, A-LEVEL and Btec awards. The evening began with a performance from Barlow’s primary, winners of this year’s Primary Dance Festival with... more

13 March 2017

Bosco Book Week

Our annual Bosco Book Week focused on celebrating the life and works of Beatrix Potter. The 150 th anniversary of Beatrix Potter was celebrated in 2017. To launch our celebrations we began each day with an assembly giving a brief biography of Beatrix Potter and reading for pleasure.  This... more

3 March 2017

Liverpool Central Library half-term visit

Miss. Crowley and Miss. Strode were delighted to spend the afternoon with the most senior member of the PTFA Bob Cartwright and his granddaughter Sarah at Liverpool Central library. We had a tour of the library and learned about inspirational key figures who helped to build and shape the cultural... more

2 March 2017

Teaching School News

Our Teaching school is looking to recruit Specialist Leaders in Education. If your interested in the role contact Jane Kennedy on 0151 235 1620 or via e-mail  ... more

10 February 2017

Primary English Mastery Days February 2017

  We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with staff and students from our feeder primaries and spend the day with them in our English Mastery Day. They were a joy to teach. Miss Strode and Mrs. Howden were pleased to welcome back pupils from the following schools: Croxteth Primary... more

7 February 2017

Harry Potter Night February 2nd 2017

  They say that the influence of a good teacher can never be erased so who better to celebrate on Harry Potter Book Night 2017 than those who taught Harry Potter and his friends many magical skills. Whether it was the suave charm of Gilderoy Lockhart or the dark complexity of Severus Snape,... more

7 February 2017

Pensioners’ party at St John Bosco

   In December our Sixth form students worked with Mrs Hughes and Miss Carney raising funds for the annual pensioners’ party. The fund raising events included Dodge ball, name the teddy, raffles and collections from students at registration. All the funds raised went towards... more

16 January 2017

Choir of the Year

On Friday 16 th  December we held our annual  Year 7 Choir of the Year  Competition at St John Bosco. The girls worked incredibly hard during music lessons and with their form tutors to learn the words and music for this very festive Christmas themed competition. Every class gave a... more

19 December 2016

Fairtrade Christmas Market

Thursday, 8 th December saw the Teaching Hall bustling with festive cheer. With help from many sixth form students the hall was transformed into a Christmas market that would rival many European cities!!  With a number of Fairtrade goods on offer from Christmas biscuits to homemade crafts,... more

16 December 2016

Primary Christmas Choir of the Year 2016

Fast becoming our most popular Primary event, the Primary Choir of the Year started off our festive month on Friday 2 nd December 2016. With 6 schools taking part it certainly was a treat for the ears! Our judges had a very difficult decision choosing their winner but after much deliberation it was... more

9 December 2016

Primary Dance Festival

Primary Students ‘WOW’at our Primary Dance Festival 2016 Now in its eighth consecutive year our Primary Dance Festival took place on Thursday 24 th November 2016. 6 Linked primary schools were invited to take full advantage of our fantastic dance facilities to take part in the dance... more

9 December 2016


As part of our drive to encourage our students to explore a range of careers options we invited representatives from Merseyside Fire and Rescue to come into school  to recruit students onto their cadets programme. A number of our year 10 and 11 students were successful in their application and... more

25 November 2016

University Updates

It’s  been busy time for year 13 and the 6th form team over the past few weeks ensuring University applications are completed and references are written. We are pleased to see many of our young people applying to Universities up and down the country for a wide variety of courses ranging... more

25 November 2016

Attendance Advent Calendar 2016

We are delighted to relaunch the highly successful attendance advent calendar. Your daughter should ‘open the door’ each day of advent and leave the house to come to school. All students who achieve 100% attendance between Monday 28 th November and Wednesday 21 st  December will... more

25 November 2016

New St John Bosco App

We are delighted to have launched our new app. To help keep all our parents and friends of the college more informed we have worked to develop our new app. To download it you can go to the app store for iPhone/iPad or the google play store for android.  app launch letter.docx  ... more

23 November 2016

Attendance awards

We were delighted that two of our students were invited to the town hall to receive awards for their attendance from the Lord Mayor. Leanne McCormick was awarded for seven years attendance and Abbygayle Carrol for five years. We are very proud of our students for this fantastic achievement and Mrs... more

8 November 2016

We Can Play

As part of the FA run initiative that was created to encourage more women and girls to play football by encouraging schools, clubs,community groups and wider organisations to facilitate football sessions, St John Bosco has had a football filled week. On Monday, 10 th October  Years 7 and 8... more

14 October 2016

National Poetry Day

Following on from our wonderful National Poetry Day activities where students were asked to illustrate their favourite song lyric our winners have been announced. There were over 100 entries and there were so many it was hard to choose the best. Here are the winning entries.  Esi Lindsay Year... more

14 October 2016

Clown Rumours              

Colette O'Brien, Director of Children & Young People's Service has sent the following message to schools. “I have had Merseyside Police contact me this morning regarding a social media story which has been escalating during the morning. It concerns a Halloween ‘prank’ linked... more

10 October 2016

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day was a vibrant hub of activity. The theme of the day was messages. During English lessons staff and pupils discussed pre 19th century poetry; modern song lyrics and imagery. Miss. Strode and Miss. Newton were inundated with entries for the National Poetry Day... more

7 October 2016

Macmillan Coffee Morning

St. John Bosco were delighted to host a coffee morning to raise money for the Macmillan charity. Year 9 students baked cakes based on the theme of their favourite books and served the parents of our new Year 7 students.Staff got their bake on and entered a baking competition.  During the... more

3 October 2016

Year 7 Welcome Mass

On Monday 26 th September we held our welcome mass for our new Year 7. ‘The Hill’ was filled with all Year 7 – our biggest year group for some time, staff and a large number of parents. The theme of our welcome mass was ‘Let it Shine’ (Matthew 5:14-17) Our school... more

3 October 2016

London - Business Visit

  The year 13 BTEC Business group visited London to experience one of the world’s largest financial centres.  They took in the sights and experiences of London including the biggest  financial institution the Bank of England, Westminster and Buckingham Palace.  A visit to... more

3 October 2016

Andy Grant 

  We welcomed Andy to St John Bosco Arts College to speak to our year 11 and year 13 students about his life experiences.  Andy explained his story, where he came from and how he got to where he is today overcoming life changing obstacles.  From growing up, to joining the marines... more

3 October 2016

Student Council Elections

  This week the St John Bosco Student Council elections took place.  Students gave speeches to their year groups and their names were placed on a ballot paper for the year group to vote for their representatives.  The Headgirl team announced the successful candidates across the... more

16 September 2016

The Basic Skills Quality Award Mark

  St John Bosco Arts College has been awarded ‘The Basic SkillQuality Mark’ in recognition of our improving provision, practice and performance in respect of the ‘basic skills’ of literacy and numeracy.   Well done to all involved!  ... more

16 September 2016

Maths, English & Science Evening.

  Year 11 students and parents are invited to attend St John Bosco’s Year 11 Core Subject evening on Tuesday 20 th  September 2016. This is an fantastic opportunity to understand how your daughter can achieve her target, what you can be doing at home to help her along the way and... more

16 September 2016

Friday Fun!

As part of our attendance rewards we are launching a form incentive this term. The class with the highest attendance each week will get to choose their favourite song to be played at 2.30 pm on a Friday as students leave for the weekend. In the event of several forms with the same attendance,we... more

16 September 2016

Sixth Form Barnstondale Trip Thursday 8th September

  As Head Girl I would like to welcome back all staff and students to the college. As part of our Sixth Form induction programme, all year 12 and 13 students visited Barnstondale, where they took part in a variety of team-building activities. This was a great way for new members of our sixth... more

16 September 2016

Fall Into Reading Festival - Autumn 2016

International Literacy Day Thursday 8th September 2016 Year 7 had a wonderful day celebrating International Literacy Day. The focus was on Literacy, communication and e-safety. They completed a cross - curricular literacy and numeracy project which was enormous fun. Students learned about the... more

8 September 2016