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.
To support our students to be good people, we help them to successfully shaping their future, by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions and aspirational choices.
Our all-girl community aspirations, have traditionally included medicine, veterinary medicine, accounting, business, hair and beauty and social care. However, we recognise the need for our students to engage with a variety of sectors, and be made aware of opportunities and growth areas, which would have been typically male dominated, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) team at Sir Jonathan North also arranges a wide range of experiences and opportunities and are always keen to extend the employer engagement opportunities we offer our students. We are aware of the rapidly-changing labour market, and want to ensure our students are equipped with the right skills and information in order to compete effectively with their peers in the future.
In addition, we would welcome any local employers, colleges and training providers into college to speak to students about specific industry sectors, local employment, employment skills, and training opportunities. This could be in the form of an assembly, lunchtime talk or by participating in our online events.
All Year 11 students will be contacted during the Autumn Term for a one-to-one career appointment in school. We also offer weekly drop-in sessions for students from all year groups.
On this page we have selected some really useful websites to help you research your career ideas and help you to plan your next steps.
Here we provide parents and careers with more information on how you can support your child to make an informed decision about their next step.
We offer a range of information, advice and guidance to help students make well-informed and realistic decisions about their future.
A number of events, integrated into the careers programme, will offer providers and employers an opportunity to come into the College to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.
Information on our careers programme of study - tutor time topics, key whole school events.
Find out more about our student destinations after leaving Sir Jonathan North.