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.
Parents and Carers of Sir Jonathan North students are being asked to complete an online survey by 30th January 2022 as part of an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.
January 14, 2022
As part of Sir Jonathan North Girls' College and the Lionheart Educational Trust’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, the Trust are seeking each parent/carer’s opinions and views on a range of issues relating to our school.
Principal, Rose Angus, said, “Feedback from stakeholders is important to us as we are always keen to hear how we can further develop and improve.”
Parent surveys were launched by the Trust in 2019 and past responses have offered some really useful insights that have allowed Sir Jonathan North, alongside the Trust, to reflect carefully and plan for future change.
Sir Jonathan North and the Lionheart Educational Trust are asking all parents/carers once again to share their views this year through an online survey which will be emailed directly by Jisc Online Surveys on Monday 17th January 2022.
The survey, which takes around 10-15 minutes, is a great opportunity for parents to share their views honestly, with confidentiality guaranteed.
In due course, survey outcomes and actions as a result will be shared with parents/carers and other school stakeholders.