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.
A First Aid Officer is available to deal with any emergency medical concerns that arise during the day.
They are available in the medical room during break time. In the case of a medical emergency, your child will need to report to student reception who will then contact the First Aid Officer. If your child is judged to be too unwell to remain at College, we will contact you (or another named person on the contact information you have given to us) and arrange for your child to be collected. It is important, therefore, that if you or any person you have given us details for change their address or telephone number, you let us know immediately. The College is unable to give pain killers. If your child is likely to need to take some during the day, they should carry two tablets with them as long as you can trust that they are safe to carry and take them independently.
Please ensure that you have informed the College in writing about any health issues, changes in medical needs or concerns. Please do not rely on information automatically being transferred from the Primary Schools as on occasion there might be a delay in the transfer of files. Most children with medical needs can attend College regularly and take part in normal activities, sometimes with some support. However, staff may need to take extra care in supervising some activities to make sure that these children, and others, are not put at risk. Your child is allowed to bring medication into College. If your child requires medicines to be kept on site, please contact either the Senco, Daniela Pinger or the Lead First Aider, Michelle Wright, at the College. They will arrange to meet with you and produce a General Care Plan which requires your signature. We will ask you to provide full information about your child's medical needs, including details of medicines that they may require. All medication e.g. spare epi pens or spare inhalers should be handed in to the First Aid Officer for safe keeping. Please note the expiry date on any medication required to be stored on site and supply replacements as necessary in advance of expiration.