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19/09/19

Biggest & best ever. We are so lucky to have you https://t.co/H7mW6GqVOJ https://t.co/wnwPrgzaDW

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19/09/19

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Coming soon https://t.co/H4w9Gq6WBR

18/09/19

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Lorraine 🧘‍♀️

Thank you. Great meeting. Very positive and informative. Exciting times ahead for all at esj

18/09/19

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Miss Viccars

Great first meeting back with the Parent/Carer Forum tonight! Valuable discussions to help us identify the many strengths but also areas of development whilst we are launching a new chapter at . What a great group of supportive parents!

18/09/19

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Ms Horner

Check this one out too ! Some fantastic opportunities to develop your journalistic style! See me of interested! https://t.co/nuDlQtdQrg

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Epping Forest Guardian

We hope that students will be able to achieve the best grades within their brand-new facilities 📗 https://t.co/x6aA1H8XbA

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Johanna Worrall

Fantastic insight into the school

17/09/19

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Julie Dreeling

We have just come back from Year 9 eve, which was the same. I don’t remember school staff being so enthusiastic/passionate when I was at school! 😊

17/09/19

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ShoeSu

Great yr8 Expectations Evening tonight, fantastic to see back! is the perfect choice for Head of School, incredibly enthusiastic & committed to the school & students. Exciting times 😊

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Ms Horner

Attention ! Are you in year 10-13? Do you have aspirations to be a journalist? If so, please come and speak to me about The Young Reporters Scheme! This is a brilliant opportunity and personal statement builder! https://t.co/NNhnfGLN9U

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17/09/19

addressing a packed house of his wonderful Year 8 students, parents & carers at Expectations Evening https://t.co/PiRX4EQlQ4

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CathyP

Absolutely. It's come so far.

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Love this school ❤️

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Brilliant video

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Proud of how far School has come on its . Still some work to do to reach its full potential, but with everyone pulling in the same direction, it will be achieved. A community school, of which can be proud. https://t.co/ChOZzDfOhz

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ESJ English

Last day of the book fair tomorrow. Let's get our read on! https://t.co/RYlXjezrsC

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Epping Forest Guardian

We are offering students a chance to build up a portfolio of their work through our Young Reporter Scheme https://t.co/SsDbXPyqxC

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ESJ - Performing Arts

Reminder: Dance Company auditions tomorrow (Tuesday) in HG2. 3-4.30PM... open to all year groups. Including ! Show us what you’re made of...

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Mr Latch@Year8ESJ

Looking forward to seeing the Year 8 parents at the Expectations Evening tomorrow at 5.45pm

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For Pat, Janet and Sue! Thank you- every day! https://t.co/JJFqgVoQMj

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Posted: 27th August 2019

A raft of improvements at Epping St John’s Church of England School to help students reach their potential have been praised by teenagers.

As Year 11 collected their GCSE results this week, they were keen to praise the school and its programme of changes which have seen Saturday school and study clubs introduced.


For Oliver Warren, he is certain the study clubs and Saturday school are responsible for him achieving four grade 9 and five grade 8 in his exams.

He said: “My results are better than I had expected, although I was predicted to do well. I was relieved and happy to open them; it’s nice to have the weight lifted off my shoulders.

“I have done a lot of revision in my own time after school, but the school and teachers are such a great support network and the effort they put into study clubs and Saturday school helped massively.

“I always thought it was a good idea, but now we have all done well we fully appreciate quite how much it has done for us. They are not just normal teachers; they are friendly and organise revision that’s not stressful and that definitely has improved grades.”

Oliver hopes to continue at Epping St John’s sixth form to study biology, chemistry and maths.


James Cronin attended five study clubs every week to ensure he got the very best grades. The effort paid off and he collected one grade 8, three grade 7, four grade 6 and one grade 5.

He said: “I am over-the-moon with my results. I was not expecting to get grades that high, but I did work really hard. I wanted to get good grades and so I put in the hard work.

“Not many schools offer study clubs like Epping St John’s; our teachers really put in a lot of effort into our year group.”

James is staying on at Epping St John’s sixth form to study maths, computing and physics.

He said: “Knowing the environment and the teachers, I know the effort will be put in to support me.”


A desire to do her very best was facilitated by the extra school support offered to Harper Al-Kubaisi and her peers.

Mum Zoe believes her daughter’s determination coupled with the opportunities to attend study club and Saturday school is what resulted in her collecting one grade 9, two grade 8, three grade 7, one grade 5 and one grade 4.

She said: “She pretty much nailed it! Harper has worked her butt off to get there, so she was excited and overwhelmed to open her results.

“She has achieved these results by being willing to work hard and by preparing herself. It all became real for her at the end of Year 10; she knuckled down and focused on what she needed to do. When she needed extra support, she asked for it.

“I think the school saying ‘we have put these extra sessions on for you all of the time and you can come along whenever suits’ gave them the choice. It was a brilliant support for Harper and for us, as parents. It opened up a whole dialogue about where she was at with it all.

“The school facilitated it by putting so much on. It has been great.”

Harper is staying on at Epping St John’s sixth form to study art, English literature and history.


While attending study clubs and Saturday school was a tough commitment at the time, the results have made it all worthwhile, according to Henry Jones.

With three grade 9, four grade 8, one grade 7 and one grade 6 in the bag, he appreciates the purpose of the extra revision sessions.

He said: “These results are what I was predicted, but I still didn’t see it coming. There was such elation in opening them!

“I have achieved them through hard work, good teaching and staying committed to what I was doing. I went to a lot of revision sessions and Saturday school, as well as working on my own at home. It was great having just ten to 15 people in the extra sessions as it meant more one-to-one teaching; we could ask specific questions rather than sitting through a whole lesson.

“I knew the extra sessions were helping, even if I didn’t always want to go; I knew it was something I had to do and I am very glad I did now.”

He is looking to study maths, chemistry and physics at A-level.

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