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.
The percentage of students achieving the top GCSE grades is high. Lessons are challenging and carefully planned to prepare our students for further study. Most students continue their education at one of the local Further Education or Sixth Form Colleges. We take a keen interest in the progress of our students when they leave. In recent years students from the College have been offered places at Oxford, Cambridge and other top universities.
Following on from the updated Government directive on school closures in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, Sir Jonathan North is now closed from Tuesday 30th June to all students except children of key workers who have registered for a place.
At Sir Jonathan North College we are excited to enable students to start their Duke of Edinburgh journey with us.
The DofE is a fun adventure and major challenge, it has three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities that offer endless possibilities.
DofE offers students the opportunity to widen life experiences, build resilience and improve resourcefulness while also learning respect of their local environment. A DofE award enhances any CV, helping the students to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or college.
To find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award visit their website at http://www.dofe.org
Sir Jonathan North offers the chance for all its Year 9 pupils to take on their Bronze DofE Award. Once they have achieved this, they will also have a chance to take enrol onto the next level for the Silver Award in Year 10. The College do not offer the Gold Award as participants must be 16+ years old, but they may get this opportunity when they go to Sixth Form College.
To achieve the Bronze or Silver award, participants need to complete four sections:
Volunteering - help people or the community
Physical - to help you strive to become physically fitter
Skill - take on a challenge to learn more about an interest you have
Expedition – (This involved a daywalk, practice expedition and qualifying expedition). Students learn all the skills required to navigate lowland countryside, to cook and to camp outside.
On completion, students will receive a certificate and badge from the most recognised youth achievement award in the world!
Sir Jonathan North currently has a group of around 42 students undertaking their Bronze Award.
For more information on undertaking DofE please contact Lucy Stone. Please note that the College do not take on any direct entrants for the Silver Award (when participants take on their Silver award without having a Bronze Award).
|Letter Sent to Parents - 9 November 2017|
|Bronze Programme - 2017/2018|