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Please take some time to peruse our brilliant Summer Term newsletter. Our school community is just incredible.💚https://t.co/8Ml67pGRei


Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone that donated to our teacher bbq today to give our teachers & staff a well deserved thank you for all their hard work & dedication to our kids.Have a great summer everyone💚#ESJFamily

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A brilliant sports day! And gorgeous weather to accompany it. Thank you to the PE department for the excellent organisation. 🎽👟 pic.twitter.com/XT3wTPpMK2


Just been to see Alice in Wonderland at it was a truly spectacular performance! Everyone involved should be so proud of themselves. Well done and thank you for an outstanding production

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Another brilliant Taster Day for Year 5s. We hope you enjoyed your day and got a flavour of what ESJ is like! We look forward to seeing lots of you at our Open Evening on Thursday 12th September. 💚 pic.twitter.com/Wv59d5hOol


Well done to each and every one of you who took part today, it’s an amazing achievement to raise so much for this great cause!! This will go a long way to help those of us with cancer live longer & It means a lot to us all.. so thank you everyone 😊 Jo Hudgell x

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The opening show of Alice in Wonderland was wonder-ful! A super ensemble cast, excellent musical performances, a professional tech crew, and some beautiful artwork brought Lewis Caroll's masterpiece to life! So very impressive! Please do come along on Thursday night! pic.twitter.com/n7OvUJPlLq

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A big thank you to who was the driving force behind today’s . You were an inspiration to our students today. We wanted 5k for 5k and our school community did it! pic.twitter.com/JN2s00npo2

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Now the turn of the runners! Very proud of our students pic.twitter.com/eMp8VkF0LJ

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Ms Perry and I just finished our 12.5 laps walk for Race for Life 👚! Donate, donate https://t.co/xM1u76leSg pic.twitter.com/mOYGcbMk4H


Good luck everyone! We hope you enjoy the Race 💗


Incredible fundraising event! We are so very proud of our walkers and runners! 💚 https://t.co/JNzwN1dsBA


Last push for donations before the big Race for Life! We are so proud of all students that have signed up fornthis brilliant charity event. 💚💗 https://t.co/Ul1EyLXEQk

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Today we're focusing on music in Forest!Come and join us in September on Mondays at our Community Centre at .Includes our FREE vocal group, plus lessons in Piano, Voice and others.Register for next term here: https://t.co/ExXEBsFYHL pic.twitter.com/KbpXdIFTcj

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We had our very own mock General Election today. 6th Form Politics and History Students led the campaigns for the different parties and officiated the polling, which took place throughout the day. The Diamond Party won a marginal victory! 🗳 📣 💎 pic.twitter.com/3Rd1odmNor


Thank you to our wonderful parents/carers for joining us at the last forum of the year. As always, your views are welcomed. Minutes will be on the website tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/s8qHbP5Efp


A brilliant taster of what is to come! Students and staff are buzzing about this production. 💚 https://t.co/LfhADiXCKw

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This Friday our wonderful ESJ students and staff will be running Race for Life. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 💚💗 Please donate to this very worthy cause: https://t.co/UzzxyEKoYH

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A beautiful celebration of our students' achievements. A very proud evening for our ESJ community 💚 pic.twitter.com/1IZdtOwCfj

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A brilliant Transition Day for our incoming Year 7s. You behaved impeccably and made us proud. You were committed to new learning and had fun along the way. We are excited to welcome you back in September. pic.twitter.com/TFDuqL5P7n

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Posted: 13th August 2021

Students today flocked to sign up for a growing sixth form.

Today, we were open today for students collecting their GCSE results to register for further education classes.

Our sixth form was still celebrating seeing its biggest cohort of students achieve the best set of results in their A-levels this summer.


ESJ GCSE results Tilly NelsonAmong those signing up for sixth form was Tilly Nelson, from Epping, who is looking to study sociology, media studies, English and geography from September.

She achieved two grade 8, four grade 7, two grade 6 and one grade 5 in her GCSEs.

She said: “I am really happy.

“I decided to stay on at the sixth form as I know all the subjects I have picked are taught by good teachers. I have always liked the school and felt good there. The last couple of years of sixth formers have really made me want to go there, too, as they really liked the sixth form.

“When we got into Year 11, we were given so much help by our teachers, but also the freedom to work on our own.

“Over the years, the year groups have gotten closer. I already know lots of sixth formers which makes joining a lot easier. I am close with sixth formers because we have been encouraged to make those connections. That is nice as when we start sixth form, we already have friends there. That has definitely helped to make us feel more comfortable with the move.

“I am excited to get stuck in and to concentrate on the subjects I have chosen.”

ESJ GCSE results Samaya Kaleel

Samaya Kaleel, from Waltham Abbey, achieved three grade 9, two grade 8, four grade 7 and one grade 6 in her GCSEs. She had also picked up a grade 8 last year.

She will study history, English, economics and biology at the sixth form.

She said: “I was really happy with my grade 9s; I thought they would be grade 8s.

“I love the teachers, the school and the people at Epping St John’s. It is a very happy place.

“Online learning has been really difficult as it took it out of you. As soon as we came back to school, our teachers did absolutely everything to support us.

“I am looking forward to the freedom of sixth form and being in charge of my own studies, as well as applying myself to my chosen subjects.

“I can’t wait. It will be nice to get back to it.”


ESJ GCSE results Mia KnightFor Mia Knight, it was the relationship she has with her teachers that attracted her to the sixth form.

She will study history, Spanish and psychology after achieving three grade 9, six grade 8 and one grade 7 in her GCSEs this summer.

She said: “It was a bit of a shock when my results came through; they are better than I expected.

“At first, it was difficult to get used to online learning, but as time went on it became the normal. The school did a lot of student surveys to ask how we were finding it and lessons kept on improving.

“I am looking forward to working in the more grown-up environment of the sixth form. I know the teachers and they know me, so it feels the best place for me.”


ESJ GCSE results Paul AdamsPaul Adams will study maths, biology and chemistry at the sixth form, with hopes of going into a career in biomedical science.

He bagged five grade 8 and four grade 7 in his GCSEs.

He said: “My teachers have been great at recommending different revision guides and websites for me to use to extend my learning outside of school.

“Learning during the pandemic has been difficult, but I think overall I have managed it fairly well.

“I am looking forward to meeting students from other schools who join Epping St John’s.”

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