Post 16 Careers Evening


A reminder to all students in Years 10 and 11 and their parents of our Post 16 Careers Evening that we are holding on Tuesday 23 October between 5pm and 7pm. We have over 25 providers of post 16 education and training coming to school to inform our students about their options when they leave Saint John Houghton. These providers have a range of post 16 courses, including A level courses and apprenticeship opportunities. Some of our providers coming to school on that evening include, The Beckett School, Webs Furniture Training, Rolls Royce, Derby College, Confetti college, NCN, the Royal Air Force, Benedict’s School and an organisation called ASK, who seek to inform and educate young people about apprenticeships.

It is really important that all Year 10 and 11 students take this opportunity to speak to these providers and begin to think seriously about future careers.



Help Support Our Student Council


Student Council Fund Raising

At the last meeting of the student council a target was set to try and raise £5000 this term for various equipment and seating requested by students to support their leisure time within school. The student council decided on the following initiatives which will run through or finish within this term. The fund raising activities are as follows: 

Row to Lourdes (Sponsored by Concept 2 rowing machines)

Following the success of the Ride to Rome 2 years ago that raised over £1500 the council this year is going to Row to Lourdes. This will involve 1 team from each new house (3 teams in total) and a Staff team trying to Row the 1008 mile to Lourdes over 2 days. Each team has been asked to raise £1 per mile so hopefully this event will raise a minimum of £1008. The teams will be chosen in the first week of July so anyone interested please talk to Mr Nash, the student Council lead for this event Anica Taylor 10KF and put your name down.

Does your pet need a new pet tag?

The student council with the help of the design and technology department will be selling pet tags in various shapes. You can have your pet’s information such as name and contact number on the tag. The cost of the Pet tag is £2.25 and the tag is made of weather resistant acrylic. If you would like one of these original pet tags then please drop Mr Nash an e-mail at or pop a long to see Mr Nash in room 15 or speak to Danielle Horsley (10AR) Student council Lead who will be happy to give your further details.

Donington Park Race experience

As part of the Saint John Houghton student council fund raising campaign this term we have a Donington Park race track driving simulator set up in room 6 every dinner time. If  students/staff in school feel you are the next Lewis Hamilton or Giovanna Amati come on down and drive the Ford Focus RS around the circuit and see if you can lead the leader board.

The cost of entry is £2.00, this includes a test lap and a timed lap to give you the experience and chance to be the best driver in the school. The experience is open to all year groups. The best driver will receive a prize at the end of this round of fund raising activity.

All funds go towards the school council to support activity and equipment that the students have asked the student council to buy, please spend just £2.00 and give it a go.

Finally, if there are any businesses or people who know of anyone who would consider supporting the Student Council in terms of providing sponsorship, prizes for these activities or prizes that the student council could Raffle in the future. Please get in touch with Mr Nash, Student Council Lead for further information.


Run Club


Run Club runs every Tuesday after school with all students welcome.

Run Club is for everyone of all abilities, the part exercise plays in developing a healthy lifestyle is vital today and it is very important the students understand this and get involved and get active.

Running will help our students eat healthier, study more effectively and sleep much better, please encourage your child to take part.


Your School Lottery – How to Join


What is your School Lottery?

We are currently part of an online lottery, which helps raise money for our school with a guaranteed weekly cash prize every week for one of our supporters.

Its and excellent way to support us with 40% of the ticket sales going towards the school.

It’s simple to join and fun way to support Saint John Houghton.

Who can Join Your School Lottery?

Parents, family and friends can all take part as long as you are over 16 and have a bank account.

How does it work?

There will be a weekly prize draw every week, just for our supporters with one winning a guaranteed weekly cash prize, the more people that take part the bigger the prize will be! Tickets cost as little as £1.00 week.

When you take part you will be entered into a separate national prize draw with the chance of winning £25,000!

Both Prize Draws take place every Saturday evening, the results are then posted on Your School Lottery website. Winners will be contacted directly and paid automatically.

How do I Join?

Joining Your School Lottery is simple, just visit and follow the instructions.


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