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At St John Rigby College we are passionate about working with and developing young people. To aid the transition from school pupil to college student we have developed our Student Information Hub. Here, you will find a wealth of information regarding the courses, facilities and support on offer at St John Rigby College.

You can access the Hub here.

Ofsted Inspection Report November 2020

St John Rigby College has taken positive steps in managing the education of its young people during the COVID-19 pandemic - according to Ofsted inspectors who made a virtual visit to the College in November 2020.

With graded Ofsted inspections currently suspended, monitoring visits have moved online enabling inspectors to evaluate how colleges managed online delivery during lockdown and the preparations being made for the reintroduction of 100% face to face teaching and learning.

Although no judgements or grades are provided, the report helps students, parents and governors to understand more fully how the College is meeting the needs of its learners.

Peter McGhee, Principal at St John Rigby College said:
“The community here has responded positively to the uncertainty of the pandemic, moving seamlessly to an online delivery model with little notice, to ensure that all students were accessing high quality teaching and learning resources. In the Summer term, in addition to meeting the needs of our own students, we also provided bridging materials for our prospective students and it was pleasing to read in the Ofsted report that this work was appreciated by parents and had made a difference to young people in Year 11.

Our current blended approach to our students’ college experience maintains our high expectations and provides strong pastoral support whilst keeping staff and students safe. This has made self-isolation and infection tracking more manageable, resulting in minimal disruption to teaching and learning and the establishment of a regular weekly routine of specialist learning.

I am proud of the efforts of all teaching staff and support staff and pay tribute to the resilience of our students in maintaining high levels of attendance and a focus on their academic studies at such uncertain times. This report illustrates the contributions all have made in developing high levels of confidence in the use of technology and continuing to produce work of a high standard.”

You can read the full report here:

Ofsted report

College closure

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4 January, St John Rigby College will be closed to students until at least February half term.  The first day of next half term is Monday 22 February 2021, by which time more information will be known.  Therefore, until further notice, all lessons will take place on line and student timetables remain the same as they were throughout the Autumn term. 

Many of the external examinations in January will still be taking place and teachers will ensure that their students are aware of the arrangements. 

We await further information about the arrangements which will replace the cancelled summer examinations for GCSE and A Levels. 

Headline notices will be communicated via the website but students and parents are advised to check their email accounts regularly for more detailed information.











Mission Statement

We are a Catholic College dedicated to the education and development of the whole person, so that all students can realise their full potential.

To achieve this as a community we will:

  • Welcome all students who are happy to be educated within a Christian environment
  • Value the uniqueness and dignity of each individual
  • Provide the highest standards of teaching and learning
  • Show commitment to our work and the Christian values of the College
  • Provide equality of opportunity, with mutual respect and positive encouragement
  • Build and further develop partnerships with the local, national and international community
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