The College consists of five distinct buildings spanning the life of the College from 1937 to the present day. Our facilities are excellent including our Digital Arts suite, drama studio and trampolining hall. We have specialist resources for the Arts, design and technology, computing, science and PE, as well as extensive classroom accommodation and a learning resources centre. All classrooms have access to the internet. An indoor tennis centre opened in January 2007 and is a superb resource for both students and for the local community.
At Sir Jonathan North we believe it is vital to foster students’ holistic development alongside academic excellence. The holistic development is underpinned by our values, the 4 Rs and we will be utilising these throughout all aspects of college life. The 4 Rs are: Resilience - The ability to bounce back when facing challenges, Respect - Learning to value self, others and the environment, Reflectiveness - Understanding what needs to be done to make the next steps and planning how to do this, Resourcefulness - Having the confidence to search out answers in new ways and ask for guidance when necessary.
We achieve highly and examination results have been consistently good for many years. We aim to improve these results, with the awareness that students need support and guidance in managing the pressures of competition and challenge. We encourage students to be ambitious in their personal and academic goals. We work closely with parents to support our students and as a staff, we reward effort and achievement by creating a climate in and out of the classroom where individual initiative is recognised and team spirit is valued.
We set high expectations for both staff and students and work closely with parents. We believe that it is the duty of the College to educate our students to become responsible members of society and to respect others. Our experience is that students achieve high standards because they are set challenging targets, provided with interesting opportunities to learn in different ways and given support where they need it.
The College is proud of its unique and distinctive ethos as one of only two girls’ state secondary schools in Leicestershire and as a World Class school. We regard our student body as a major strength and take great pride in both the success and diversity of our student intake. We give students a voice in the College and we listen. We value courtesy, politeness, honesty and effort. We accept that we all make mistakes from time to time and we aim to learn from our mistakes. We are inspired by excellence in all forms including academic, creative, practical, physical and personal achievements.
We’re so excited that you’ll be joining Sir Jonathan North later this year as one of our new Year 7s; here you will find all the information you will need.
A welcome from Mrs Angus, our Principal.
We’re part of the Lionheart Academies Trust, a family of 11 schools around Leicestershire and Kath Kelly, the CEO, would like to welcome you to the Lionheart Family too.
Mrs Greaves is the Vice Principal for Holistic Development. She works hard to make sure your transition from your primary school to Sir Jonathan North is a smooth one.
We would also like to introduce you to Miss Turrell, who is your Pastoral Leader for Year 7.
Here are the Year 7 tutors who will be working with you.
Our greatest ambassadors are our students. Here are three of our current Year 7s to tell you about life and learning at our school. Have a listen to what they have to say about Sir Jonathan North; we think you’ll be reassured and inspired.
Hear what a few more of our Year 8 students have to say.
You can listen to more of our student here.
Overall, we think this video sums up life at Sir Jonathan North perfectly.
Here’s an example of a typical Year 7 timetable. We have a 2 week timetable at Sir Jonathan North – Week A and Week B. Each day will be split into 5 lessons, with a morning break and lunchtime.
Please note, your timetable could be subject to change depending on regulations regarding COVID-19 in September.
At Sir Jonathan North we believe a smart, business-like uniform helps create a sense of unity and pride in the school. A coloured lanyard is also part of the uniform, with each year group having their own colour.
Our uniform consists of a black blazer and / or jumper with the school logo on it; a white shirt or blouse with a collar; a black pleated knee length skirt, a black modesty skirt or business style black trousers. If you wear a headscarf, it should be plain black or white.
Uniform is ordered through Schoolwear Solutions and you can find more information on our uniform here.
We are committed to helping you fulfil your potential. Our Skills for Learning Team work hard to assess students’ needs and identify any additional support which may be required. More information can be found here.
At Sir Jonathan North College we welcome students from all over the world and currently have over 54 languages spoken. We recognise and celebrate the richness brought by this diversity. We work hard to eliminate all barriers to learning and this includes ensuring that students for whom English is not their first language are given the same opportunities to succeed and participate.
If you would like to find out more about getting to us, please find our transport information here. Please note that if you choose to drive your child to and from school, the staff and visitor car park or school drive should not be used for dropping off, collecting or turning your vehicle around.
Here are our top tips for getting ‘Secondary School Ready’ so you’re ready and raring to go. See you soon!
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