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21/07/24

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

19/07/24

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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18/07/24

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

11/07/24

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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10/07/24

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

09/07/24

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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09/07/24

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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09/07/24

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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09/07/24

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

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09/07/24

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

09/07/24

Good luck everyone! We hope you enjoy the Race 💗

09/07/24

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

08/07/24

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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08/07/24

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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04/07/24

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

03/07/24

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

02/07/24

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

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02/07/24

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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01/07/24

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

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28/06/24

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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Epping St John's - Graded Good by Ofsted

Epping St John's - Graded Good by Ofsted

Posted: 14th June 2022

Young people in Epping are “getting the education they deserve” as our school is confirmed as Good by Ofsted.

Inspectors visited Epping St John’s Church of England School in April and have graded every area of the school – quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and sixth form provision – as Good.

It is the first time the school has received the grading, having previously been classified as Requires Improvement in 2015 before it joined the BMAT family of schools.

During the visit, inspectors met with more than 500 students, the majority of staff, governors and the executive team, as well as surveying parents.

They also walked freely around the school, talking to students during their social times to get a complete picture of the provision and how the community feel about it.

Among the report, inspectors praised the “courageous, effective leadership” and “considerable improvements in the quality of education”.

It also highlights –

  • The pastoral team provides pupils with appropriate support, including in dealing with mental health issues
  • Leaders have put in place robust systems to ensure pupils are safe and cared for
  • Pupils show positive attitudes to learning, especially in the impressive and growing sixth form
  • Pupils, including those with special education needs and / or disabilities, learn an ambitious curriculum
  • Leaders have designed programmes of study that broaden pupils’ horizons

Head of school Mike Yerosimou said: “It’s fair to say, no stone was left unturned! The inspection team were thorough and fair. Their job was to report accurately on the school they saw, and we feel they have done that.

“Raising expectations is not easy. But, it is right. And we will continue to strive for better for our students and the community we serve every single day. It is the least our students deserve.

“In all humility, we know this is just the beginning of our journey and that this school can continue to be so much better. Since the inspection, we have already started working on those areas for improvement.

“Epping St John’s is now officially a Good school. Epping has the educational provision it deserves.”

Read the full Ofsted report here

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