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03/08/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Congratulations to who has just been awarded the Spine-Chillers Spring Term student winner. Fantastic! Well done from . We are all so proud! https://t.co/EVEAcAvHgm

31/07/21

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

Exciting new music for young people aged 11-18 Come on in and join the band Opportunities to write and record - sing and play guitar - drum and bass

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27/07/21

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Epping Forest Foodbank

and are running a free summer club for primary aged children who have mild to moderate Special Educational Needs. Sign up by visiting https://t.co/WXjKBJudoP Find eligibility details below https://t.co/GnMLr4M3Ic

21/07/21

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victoria sear

Well that’s it! Massive thank you to all G’s amazing teachers You’ve created so many wonderful memories finishing with their virtual assembly which was made so special by you all❤️I know you have given her the best start for her future ahead

20/07/21

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Miss Viccars

Thank you so much. It’s been an absolute pleasure and a part of me will always be 💚 https://t.co/efMkOiUGmZ

18/07/21

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victoria sear

Thank you despite the pandemic Ruby has had another brilliant year down to fantastic teachers & friends & finished on such a high with sports day coming home full of it! You have all been amazing & so supportive hope you all have a lovely,restful summer

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18/07/21

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victoria sear

👀If you’ve not seen it it’s arrived!👀 Remember to ask for the blue coins at the counter & self service checkout in Tesco & help support to get more benches & make the the best outside space at school for all the kids to enjoy https://t.co/xnQcZeNBUN

17/07/21

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Tooze 🌍

Well. Today marked my final day (cough:again) It’s been emotional. Ended the day with a glorious leg in the staff relay; pushing the team from last to 2nd. Now, I’ll be gracing the corridors of for the foreseeable future.

17/07/21

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mary burges

Farewell and thank you for your tremendous legacy you leave at You have been an absolute dynamo of energy & creativity. Your new school is blessed to have you. Please stay in touch 😊

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16/07/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

and Year 10… the last 6 years have been an absolute pleasure. Thank you for being my first year group and one I will never forget. ESJ is an incredible school and a place that is truly special to me. Thank you for everything 💚 https://t.co/SAWymbM6o2

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16/07/21

Aaaand they’re off. ESJ Sports Day ‘21 Athletics Events are underway… great fun but not quite the same with so many of our students off self-isolating. We miss them all! https://t.co/Pzf3Y7WxgB

16/07/21

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ESJ PE

We’re all super excited for our sports day!! Remember sun cream and water! ☀️⚽️🏀🏉🏐🥅🏆🥇🥈🥉🏅

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16/07/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

I've been very quiet but I wanted to wish the community all the best for the future on the eve of my last day at the school. Proudly associated with the school since 2000. https://t.co/A7IpOlEWlH

16/07/21

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C Hines

Really chuffed with Charlie’s progress at and his latest report. Covid might have been a major disruptor during Year 8 & 9 but he’s going on to Year 10 in a strong position to start his GCSEs. 💪🏼💚

16/07/21

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sarah kingsland yeoland 💙

just wanted to say a huge thanks to all the staff who have made Imys 1st year at ESJ such a positive experience, you have all been amazing.She has absolutely loved every minute. Have a wonderful summer😊

15/07/21

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Epping Playground Association

Are you an based budding social media content creator that could help out a local charity? We need help to spread the word about our redevelopment project at ! If you’re looking for experience in this area, do get in touch.

15/07/21

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innerpeace27

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT THIS TERM .

14/07/21

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St Clare Hospice

Hope the trainings going well and good luck for the big walk!

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14/07/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Now the turn of Year 12’s to test their cookery skills. Some impressive dishes created by . Thanks to Mrs Marshall and Mrs Stock for all your patience! https://t.co/IVKk1hO5ig

14/07/21

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MrFitten

2 weeks today I will be walking 45 miles for a great cause in memory of a great man. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated 🏏🐯 https://t.co/cbRoCigBEW

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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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