St John Plessington Catholic College is an Outstanding Voluntary Aided Catholic 11-18 College. We serve the population of the Wirral and are oversubscribed in all year groups with 1450 pupils. We have received many accolades over the years including in 2010/2011 the Times Educational Supplement “OUTSTANDING SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR” award. We have achieved the status of a High Performing Specialist School and as a National Support School, a Leading Edge School and as a National Leader of Education we provide service and support to other schools in the local area and the wider region. In May 2013 we received our second Outstanding OFSTED judgement (previously Outstanding in 2007) and was delighted to have been awarded best Mathematics Dept in the Times Educational Supplement awards of 2013.

In 2014 we were awarded the status of National Teaching School reflecting our key role in helping other schools to be successful as well as help train the next generation of outstanding teachers and leaders.

We are very proud of these external validations of our success but value above all else the excellent support we receives from our parents and carers and we have a team of outstanding staff who consistently encourage our students to be the best they can be.

We aim for the highest of standards in all that we do and we can only achieve the success we do with the co-operation of our pupils and students. Working together in partnership we believe that anything and everything is possible. We are proud of the fact that we do not select our pupils by ability or social class rather we uphold our Christian values that all children are welcome in our community.
Our most recent OFSTED Inspection report stated that:

“The students at SJP are the Jewels in the crown of this Outstanding College”


It is a judgement that we are rightly proud of and which reflect the hard work and dedication of all members of staff and children. As a Catholic Christian community we strive to ensure Gospel values are at the heart of all that we do as we seek to be :

‘Always faithful to Christ’

We hope that you will take the time to browse through our website, we feel that it captures what our College is all about. Please look at our videos that try to snapshot our fabulous pupils and students and their depth of talents and abilities. Our learning programme section outlines our curriculum in detail and hopefully illustrates why our pupils do so well in public exams. Our photo galleries and sideshows should show the incredible amount of opportunities that exist for our pupils and students to take their learning beyond the classroom.

Our aim is to provide our young people with opportunities that will equip them for the rest of their lives. We are proud to be a Catholic Comprehensive College serving a diverse happy community.

All are welcome in our College.

St John Plessington Catholic College,

Old Chester Road, Bebington,

Wirral, CH63 7LF

0151 645 5049