Congratulations to our Year 11 students on their exam successes


We have seen increases across the board in our GCSE results and we are absolutely delighted for all of our wonderful students and staff.

A total of 69% of students achieved five A*-C grades, including English and Maths, an increase of 9% from last year.

The overall pass rate was 98% and 77% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades, which represented another 9% rise from 2014. Nineteen per cent of students achieved A/A* grades.

There were further increases over the last year for expected progress in both English and Maths.

A total of 66% of students achieved the expected progress in English – a rise of 6% and Maths increased to 75%, a rise of 7% from 2014. A high number of students also exceeded expected progress.

All of the hard work done by our students has paid off and today is a time to celebrate their dedication. We would also like to thank the staff who put so much time and effort into supporting our young people with their studies.

We are a real community here at Saint John Houghton and we couldn’t have achieved these excellent results without the support of our parents and we would like to wish all of our students every success and happiness in the future.

Mrs J McCarthy

20th August 2015

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Goodbye to all our staff leavers!


At the end of this term it is with great sadness that we will be saying goodbye to several colleagues who have worked hard during their time at Saint John Houghton and contributed a great deal to the school.

Goodbye to Mrs Forrest, Mrs Jinks, Dr Landy, Mr Rutter, Mrs Mowat, Mrs BrambellMr Haley, Miss Bennett, Miss Feleke and Miss Hughes.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

Geography Field Trip – 02/06/2015


Mrs Hartharn, Mr Poland and Mr Carr accompanied 37 Year 11 Geographers went to Ilkeston for the day to conduct a residential land-use survey for their Controlled Conditions Coursework – which is worth 25% of the final GCSE grade. Students worked very hard to record all their data and environmental and amenity surveys.