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07/12/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for a Cover and Admin Assistant 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/LJfojEsjOF https://t.co/BiwwDGoHzp

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06/12/21

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French Reading Race + Guided Reading based on festivals!🇫🇷 https://t.co/wKcZFrsC4v

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06/12/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for a Co-Educator 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/rkPvyuHNVB https://t.co/iLdnJKYLtV

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06/12/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for a Medical / Admin Assistant 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/amxs9WegUY https://t.co/Lm9ngZBl9x

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05/12/21

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What a wonderful tree festival and a lovely contribution from the Art department 🎄 https://t.co/5i9GC6SkAt

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04/12/21

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victoria sear

We really enjoyed going to see all the amazing trees especially beautiful tree❤️🌲🎄 https://t.co/WNi2XIQDrQ

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03/12/21

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ESJ Reading Race

Another month, another book recommendation! Has to be one of my favourite reads so far- thoroughly recommend!📚 https://t.co/y5IXijIdZy

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03/12/21

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Dee Boydell-Brown

Such a pleasure to provide the teachers with a well deserved breakfast this morning 🥰 the PTA hoped that you enjoyed it 🥰 https://t.co/pk0xQsY30M

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03/12/21

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Ms Horner

A gorgeous spread put on by our PTA for staff. We breakfasted like royalty! Thank you 💚 https://t.co/pWtKceAmdY

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02/12/21

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Ms F Clarke

Brilliant discussions and collaborative revision happening in Y10 Geography today. https://t.co/h0MqVFZFWf

01/12/21

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Ms Horner

It is gorgeous! I think we are definitely in with a shot! ❄️🎄 https://t.co/i4II4ME8XD

01/12/21

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mary burges

A beautiful tree!! There is always stiff competition in the school’s section, the young people of Epping are so creative!! I’m so looking forward to the tree festival 🎄 🌟🎄

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01/12/21

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Lee Batson

Good to see the tree festival coming together. Here is the entry from at . But will they win? Looking forward to seeing others come together during the course of today. https://t.co/3vCVUTKZmu

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01/12/21

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Fact sheet based on this article! 📚 https://t.co/HoUKIb3WKT https://t.co/zXAp23Ljmj

30/11/21

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Guli Francis-Dehqani

We were delighted by the warmth of welcome. Thank you to everyone involved. https://t.co/uqVqvDeUFr

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30/11/21

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Chelmsford Diocese

The Revd Lynne Cullens - has this morning been announced as the next Bishop of Barking. Find our more here – https://t.co/8W3kKrtFYv Share your own welcome message with Lynne using the hashtag https://t.co/NBifmle5Zp

30/11/21

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Ms Horner

A partnership that is going from strength to strength. A real honour for our school and students today.

30/11/21

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mary burges

Cannot WAIT !! 🥳😃

30/11/21

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Ms Horner

Woohoo! Really looking forward to this!

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30/11/21

ESJ was proud to be host to to announce the appointment of as the . Thank you to for coordinating. https://t.co/8PE4pPsRzI https://t.co/ODamlQht8i

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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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