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27/09/20

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Miss Perry

Congratulations!!! So proud of you both!

26/09/20

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Epping Primary

Well done Grace!! Fantastic news!

26/09/20

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Epping Primary

We know O will be a brilliant student leader! are very lucky to have you! https://t.co/U8tH1kYaSa

26/09/20

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The Johnson Family

Well done Oscar !

26/09/20

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Miss Viccars

Congratulations to both of you! You’re joining a strong StLT this year that can’t wait to hear what Year 7 have to say. https://t.co/F1NJFO088C

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26/09/20

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Miss Petrou

Introducing our new Year 7 Student Leaders. They’re so excited to represent their year group and get started with student council meetings! https://t.co/bOXgDe3u4m

25/09/20

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Clare Cooper

So proud of our Daisy for her role on the student leadership team. If anyone can make a difference you can!

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25/09/20

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Claire Hadley

Well done to my lovely Grace for getting PE star of the week https://t.co/T9RIPSsSJd

25/09/20

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Miss Viccars

I have no doubt you girls are going to lead the team with great success despite bubbles and restrictions! https://t.co/4VcqOvZhae

25/09/20

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Ms Horner

JH was definitely a worthy winner of star baker. His chocolate orange brownies were DIVINE! 😋

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25/09/20

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ESJStudentLead

A big thank you to the Sixth Form Charity Committee and everyone who donated cakes and money to our Macmillan bake sale today! We still have lots more to sell on Monday! https://t.co/cBGgghAzaM

25/09/20

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Mrs Christofi

Thank you to all staff and students who supported them today 👍

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25/09/20

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Well done to the Sixth Form Charities Committee who kicked off this year’s fund raising with a Macmillan cake sale! Still more to sell on Monday! Great start https://t.co/Rr7MjQFfWa

25/09/20

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Tooze 🌍

Time for a new (socially distanced) profile pic I think?

25/09/20

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ESJStudentLead

Welcome to the brand new Student Leadership team! This account is now led by the head girls Harper and Sybil. We hope we can represent in the best way possible. Stay tuned for future updates :)

24/09/20

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Congratulations to you all! What a great leadership team! 👍

24/09/20

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Mrs Kingsbury

A very well done to all of those that applied and a big ‘congratulations’ to the successful applicants! 💚💚

24/09/20

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Fit School Essex

Isaac told me all about it too. He could literally remember every bit of vocabulary too. F and M. And has been asking questions in French. He loved it! Thank you.

24/09/20

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Miss Viccars

Our Team for 2020-2021 has been finalised following two days of interviews. What a line up! This is displayed in West First and the Common Room. Personalised letters with interview feedback will be handed out on Monday.

24/09/20

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Julie Dreeling

I was sat in a class in St Andrew’s Primary, the children loved it!

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GCSE Case Studies

Posted: 21st August 2020

Teenagers in Epping have beat the odds to secure the very top grades in their GCSEs.

A new grading system was introduced two years ago, enabling top achieving students to strive beyond an A* grade for the new grade 9.

It is a grade just a handful of the brightest students around the country are awarded.

But, there were plenty of grade 9s handed out to students at Epping St John’s Church of England School.


Patrick Machin, from Epping, picked up seven grade 9, two grade 8 and two grade 7. He is staying on at Epping St John’s sixth form to study history, English and art.

He said: “I am over-the-moon; really, really thrilled. I’m surprised, but thrilled.

“It was emotional and confusing when the exams were cancelled. We did not know back then how we would get our grades. It was a feeling of building up to something for five years and being told ‘don’t worry about it’.

“Despite the six months of waiting, it does feel like an achievement today. These results come from the work we have put in. It hit me last night that I was about to get my GCSE results. I was more excited than anything else.

“The school has supported us the last few months by providing us with bridging the gap work. There have been phone calls most weeks, so that we could discuss our A-level options and to support those who were not coping with lockdown so well. That has been really good.

“I had not realised how stressed I was until now. The weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, but I hadn’t even realised it was there.

“For the next two weeks, I am going to ease myself back into getting into the mindset of doing lots of work and thinking – and holding a pen! I am not worried; I am optimistic about the future.”


Zoe Warner, from Epping, achieved eight grade 9, one grade 7 and one grade 6. She is going to Davenant Sixth Form to study art, biology, chemistry and maths.

She said: “I am very happy; I’m over-the-moon! I did not think I would get as many grade 9s. I am blown away. It feels like the hard work over the years has paid off.

“I was nervous about the results in case I had to appeal against any. I would have been upset if I had not got at least the same as my mock results.

“I was watching the announcement on the telly when it was decided schools would close and exams would not happen. I just burst into tears and wondered what was next. I wondered how I would get my grades and whether I would still be able to go to sixth form.

“I was relieved when I heard it would be our teachers who would award us our grades as they are the ones who know us, not the government.”


Alex Kyriacou-Drummond, from Roydon, collected six grade 9, four grade 8 and one grade 7. He is staying on at Epping St John’s sixth form to study French, Spanish and history.

He said: “I am ecstatic! I had hoped for these results. I am over-the-moon with the grade 9s. I am one of four siblings and come from a very competitive family where it is not out of the ordinary to get this kind of results. So, I had to perform well!

“It was such a relief to open them and to see that the work over the years had paid off.

“I was gutted when the exams were cancelled as I always do better in exams; that is where I always perform. We had just come out of our mocks, so the teachers had a good idea of how I could do.

“I would not have got these grades without the school. I was never gifted in maths or science, but they made sure I got the best grades possible. The aspirations sessions, Saturday school and extra work all helped me to get there.”


Susie Peachey, from North Weald, picked up four grade 9, three grade 8 and two grade 7. She is staying at Epping St John’s sixth form to study geography, biology and psychology.

She said: “I feel very happy. Some of my results are much better than I had expected. I am very relieved.

“I was unsure what would happen when the schools closed as there was not much news on it back then. I was worried what the results would be based on.

“I am happy with the results. They reflect the level of hard work I have put in.”

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