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.
Welcome to Sir Jonathan North! Below you’ll find some important information regarding your child’s transition to Year 7.
Due to the current situation, we’ve taken a blended approach to our Open Evening, whereby we’ll merge a virtual event on Thursday 17th September with the potential to take part in a in-person organised talk soon after. This virtual event will encompass all of the exciting elements you may have expected at any ‘typical’ Open Evening, and will still provide an opportunity to meet our dedicated staff, tour our exciting facilities and explore our broad and balanced curriculum.To secure your place at our virtual event, you must book your place using the button below. Only by providing us with your contact details, can we provide you with your unique link to the online material. This link will be delivered straight to your inbox on Thursday 17th September, 5pm, and will incorporate the following:
Following our virtual event, we’ll provide the opportunity for you to meet and hear from members of the Leadership Team on site in small groups on Thursday 24th September. Sessions will take place at staggered times from 3.15pm until 5.30pm and will be limited to 26 people, with no more than one adult and one child per household You must wear a face mask, and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Further guidelines about conduct during these meetings will follow upon booking.
Here's some messages from our current students to give you an insight into life at SJN!
Many students take a bus or walk to school. Please contact Arriva for information about bus routes and times. The phone number of their ‘Travel Line’ is 0871 200 2233 and for Confidence Buses 0116 276 2171. You can find more information about transport to school here.
If your child is currently entitled to Pupil Premium funding, they may be eligible to continue to receive this funding at Sir Jonathan North. You can find out more about Pupil Premium at Sir Jonathan North here.