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Miss Viccars

Great effort! https://t.co/aSKCAOVoCe

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Miss Viccars

You thoroughly deserve it! A great presentation backed up by great ideas of how you’ll support and lead our students when they return. You’re going to be an amazing leader!

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Miss Petrou

Unbelievably proud of these two incredible young ladies!

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Richard Wain

On Saturday 18th July my son Barney will cycle 39miles from Epping to Southend raising money for an expedition to Kenya in 2021 that he and other Epping St John’s pupils will undertake. Please help & donate if you can https://t.co/lLaSAmeoIH

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molly

My artwork from today’s leson https://t.co/l377bJ5uAJ

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Ms Horner

Some incredible poetry readings sent in by Year 6 students who will be joining us in September for their ACE challenge! What lovely intonation of voice you have, Ellis. I loved your readings of 'Parting Thought' and 'Lunch Line' by Steven Camden. https://t.co/6g0PQnE86c

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Ruby hasn’t seen her email yet! She will be thrilled. Thank you for supporting her

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ESJ Art, Textiles & Photography

So proud! Well done!!

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Ms Horner

Congrats girls! You will be fantastic ambassadors for your peers and the school! 👏

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Miss Viccars

Very much deserved. An incredible interview with so many strategies to help the school move forward. Your passion is infectious!

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So grateful for this opportunity! Thank you😊

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Thank you so much! Looking forwards to next year x

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Here it is! Introducing our Head Students - Harper and Sybil! One for the ESJ history books... our first students in charge and two Head Girls representing You will both be an asset to our school A big well done to everyone who applied! https://t.co/DWeGsPcqKJ

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Miss Viccars

Well done also to our StLT Year Leaders who were appointed this week by their Head of Year: Y8 - Thomas and Kara , Y9 - Ruby and Sawyer , Y10 - Max and Sonny . Welcome to !

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Tooze 🌍

Two amazing young women. Both survivors of the infamous Thorpe Park bus incident. Both fantastic role models for their peers.

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Nicola Tait

Charlie's Food and nutrition homework was to create foccacia bread and turn it into a piece of art. We had to improvise as we have no yeast but our cheese on toast lunch was very tasty. https://t.co/H8sbSxteJg

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Miss Viccars

Introducing our Head Students - Harper and Sybil! One for the ESJ history books... our first students in charge and two Head Girls representing . Can't wait to complete interviews in September for other roles! https://t.co/lfv54xwmRI

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Tracy Ward

All of you! 🤩🤩🤩

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MrFitten

Always a pleasure, its nice to be able to teach again even if it is into a computer!

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Heather Fisher

Thank You for making maths fun for Isabella even with a blank Teams screen She is enjoying learning maths for the first time ever please can we nominate him for one of your awards

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GCSE Case Studies

GCSE Case Studies

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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