It is with great pride and delight that St John Rigby College shares the news that their Principal, Peter McGhee, has been awarded a CBE in the 2023 New Year Honours List. Peter has been Principal at the College since 2010 and has an unwavering commitment to high quality, inclusive education which raises aspirations and enables young people to enjoy their learning and to progress towards their goals, whatever their starting points. Under his leadership, the College was transformed from one which required improvement to one which was judged outstanding by Ofsted in all aspects of its work. John Lumb,

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Nominations for Believe Sports Awards

Congratulations to Y13 Sport student Fraya Walker and our former student Grace Baron for being shortlisted at the Believe Sports Awards 2022. Fraya was awarded runner up in the Young Sports Performer of the Year and Grace was nominated for Sports Volunteer of the Year. Throughout their time at SJR both students have played an important part in representing the College and Sport Department. Grace led a series of workshops in self defence last year and Fraya has managed a number of workshops for prospective students on Taster Days. It’s brilliant to see all your hard work being celebrated and

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European Day of Languages!

Thank you UNCLAN for hosting an incredible event today – European Day of Languages! Our MFL students had an amazing day enjoying inspiring talks on the importance of languages, culture and communication & hearing from a panel of students who had recently returned from their years abroad from France to Korea! Dr David Leeming really impressed on them that ‘it doesn’t matter where you’re from, we’re all people’, and how understanding each others’ cultures could truly make the world a better place, as well as leading to a vast array of career opportunities, and transform us as individuals. In the

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World Mental Health Day

Observed on 10th October every year, World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues, challenge and remove the stigma and barriers associated with mental health around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health. Each year the Future Psychologists hold a cake sale and host stalls to raise awareness of the importance of mental health.  Mental health is everyone’s business. Mental health conditions can have a substantial effect on all areas of life, such as school or work performance, relationships with family and friends and ability to participate in the community. Some people call mental

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Black History Month Celebration

To celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth Month, students worked very hard to organise SJR’s first ever ‘Culture Day’, which celebrated the diversity at College. Students explored cultural dress, music, food and drink. The event gave staff and students the opportunity to learn about influential Black people who have contributed to the cultural, political and economic life of the UK. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event, which we are hoping will become an annual event on the College calendar!

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Thailand – A trip of a lifetime

Our students had the adventure of a lifetime on an all-expenses paid trip, thanks to the Government’s Turing Fund, which provides students with international opportunities in education and training across the world. Money was raised for the Future Sense Foundation, a charity which aims to ensure that volunteers have a long-lasting impact in the communities in which they work and fulfil the UN’s sustainable development goals. The students spent the first week planning and delivering English workshops to novice monks in a variety of temple schools in the rural town of Mae Sariang. Helping the monks with their English skills,

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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