St John Rigby College is a wonderful place to study. We are a small, happy and distinctive Catholic Sixth Form College, that welcomes students of all faiths into our community.
We are dedicated to the education and development of the whole person, so that all students can realise their full potential. We are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and provide a unique and challenging environment where every individual is valued.
Staff and students at St John Rigby College have received a fantastic early Christmas present after Ofsted Inspectors visited the college with just 24 hours’ notice and declared support for students is outstanding.
Currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, St John Rigby College has received an overall ‘Good’ from Ofsted. It has also been praised in particular for the high grades students are achieving, its passionate teachers, good behaviour from students and for raising the quality of teaching and learning, resulting in recent rapid increases in students’ achievements.
Students from the Foundation Studies department made a visit to Wigan Youth Zone, which is opening to young people on June 8th.
We have hosted our first Sports Presentation Evening, celebrating student achievements and the successes of individual teams in their respective leagues.
The guest speaker for the evening was former Wigan Athletic Player Matt Jackson, who was accompanied by the FA cup!
SJR's football second team have won all ten of their league games to take the Southern Division title for the first time.
What do students think about studying at SJR? We asked several students to tell us about their experiences of the college, and they have recorded their responses on video.
Part of the enrichment programme this year has been an introduction to sign language. The course has been very popular and students were treated recently to a talk by Alison Becker, a profoundly deaf sign language teacher.
Members of SJR’s Honours Programme recently joined Loreto College, Loreto Grammar School and Bolton Sixth Form College on a two day visit to the University of Cambridge as part of the University’s HE+ Initiative.
Twenty eight students and three staff have set off on a trip to Iceland. After a two and a half hour flight, the party quickly immersed themselves in the healing waters of the blue lagoon. After weary bodies had been refreshed in the thermal waters, Icelandic fish and chips was order of the day with all eating to capacity!
The afternoon was filled with the sights of explosion craters, sinter pools and lavas with the smell of sulfur constantly in the air.
Over the next five days the tour will continue to the south of Iceland, viewing the awesome falls at Gullfoss, coastal features at Raynishverfi and observing the aftermath of volcanic activity. Students will also experience caving in a lava tube and a boat trip amongst the Icebergs of the Ice Lagoon which featured in the film "Die another day."
Click here to follow the students' blog of the trip.
As part of the Music Hubs programme run by Cambridge University, AS Music students from SJR visited St Catharine’s College – part of Cambridge University.
SJR student Olivia Edwards has won the Norman Vincent trophy, a major golfing competition, at Hindley Hall golf club.
Honours Programme students recently attended Liverpool University to explore how physics and logical thinking can be used to refute claims that the American moon landings were faked.
Future SJR medical students have attended a series of unique medical lectures at the Museum of Science and Industry to mark the Fifth Annual Science Week.
Sixteen students spent the day at the Wish FM Studios with presenter Chris Milow and Director of The Wish FM Scholarship Programme Graham Lysaght.
The Wish FM Scholarship Programme is run jointly by the college and Wish FM and its aim is to enable students to spend a day working in the Wish FM studios so that they can gain real work experience in a media industry.
Three SJR music students have had their original musical scores performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and played on BBC Radio 3.
SJR has been selected by Wigan Athletic to be the temporary home of their Youth Training Academy.
The move will see Wigan Athletic Junior team players train 3 times a week on our specially developed all weather pitch.
A record number of students have applied for a place at St John Rigby College.
This ‘best ever’ figure follows a year of good news at the College with high pass rates and a successful visit by Ofsted.
The final deadline for applications to study at SJR is Friday the 1st of February 2013