The College consists of five distinct buildings spanning the life of the College from 1937 to the present day. Our facilities are excellent including our Digital Arts suite, drama studio and trampolining hall. We have specialist resources for the Arts, design and technology, computing, science and PE, as well as extensive classroom accommodation and a learning resources centre. All classrooms have access to the internet. An indoor tennis centre opened in January 2007 and is a superb resource for both students and for the local community.
At Sir Jonathan North we believe it is vital to foster students’ holistic development alongside academic excellence. The holistic development is underpinned by our values, the 4 Rs and we will be utilising these throughout all aspects of college life. The 4 Rs are: Resilience - The ability to bounce back when facing challenges, Respect - Learning to value self, others and the environment, Reflectiveness - Understanding what needs to be done to make the next steps and planning how to do this, Resourcefulness - Having the confidence to search out answers in new ways and ask for guidance when necessary.
We achieve highly and examination results have been consistently good for many years. We aim to improve these results, with the awareness that students need support and guidance in managing the pressures of competition and challenge. We encourage students to be ambitious in their personal and academic goals. We work closely with parents to support our students and as a staff, we reward effort and achievement by creating a climate in and out of the classroom where individual initiative is recognised and team spirit is valued.
We set high expectations for both staff and students and work closely with parents. We believe that it is the duty of the College to educate our students to become responsible members of society and to respect others. Our experience is that students achieve high standards because they are set challenging targets, provided with interesting opportunities to learn in different ways and given support where they need it.
The College is proud of its unique and distinctive ethos as one of only two girls’ state secondary schools in Leicestershire and as a World Class school. We regard our student body as a major strength and take great pride in both the success and diversity of our student intake. We give students a voice in the College and we listen. We value courtesy, politeness, honesty and effort. We accept that we all make mistakes from time to time and we aim to learn from our mistakes. We are inspired by excellence in all forms including academic, creative, practical, physical and personal achievements.
Sir Jonathan North term dates for this academic year and next are shown below
|Academic Year 2021/2022|
|Autumn Term (First Half)|
Friday 27 August 2021
Monday 30 August 2021
|School Closes||Friday 15 October 2021|
|Autumn Half Term Holiday||Monday 18 October - Friday 22 October 2021|
|Autumn Terms (Second Half)|
|School Opens||Monday 25 October 2021|
|School Closes||Friday 17 December 2021|
|LET Bank Holiday||Friday 26 November 2021|
|Christmas and New Year Holiday||Monday 20 December 2021 - Tuesday 4 January 2022|
|Spring Term (First Half)|
Wednesday 5 January 2022
|School Closes||Friday 11 February 2022|
Spring Half Term Holiday
Monday 14 February - Friday 18 February 2022
|Spring Term (Second Half)|
|School Opens||Monday 21 February 2022|
|School Closes||Friday 8 April 2022|
|Easter Holiday||Monday 11 April - Friday 22 April 2022|
|Summer Term (First Half)|
|School Opens||Monday 25 April 2022|
|May Day Bank Holiday||Monday 2 May 2022|
|School Closes||Friday 27 May 2022|
|Summer Half Term Holiday||Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June 2022|
|Summer Term (Second Half)|
|School Opens||Monday 6 June 2022|
|School Closes||Wednesday 13 July 2022|
|Summer Holiday begins||Thursday 14 July 2022|
|TEACHER TRAINING DAYS (College closed to students)|
Wednesday 25 August 2021