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.
SJR students have achieved a fantastic set of results with the overall A Level pass rate climbing above 99.2% for the first time ever.
Furthermore, those students following Vocational Advanced Level courses exceeded the exceptional achievements of previous SJR cohorts and realised a 100% pass rate for the very first time across all courses.
A fantastic 100% pass rate was realised in 23 of the College’s 26 A Level courses, with many achieving this for the fifth consecutive year. These results maintain the year on year improvements being realised at the College - improvements which were praised in the recent Ofsted report.
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.
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Blessing To SJR
SJR was honoured to welcome former Chaplain Vincent Nichols, who is now the Leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, back to the College. Vincent Nichols was SJR’s first Chaplain when it opened in 1972 as the first Catholic Sixth Form College in the country.
Year twelve BTEC Sport Science Students attended Low Bank Ground in the Lake District as part of their Outdoor and Adventurous Unit.
The DW Stadium hosted SJR’s annual Sports Presentation Evening, which celebrated individual and team performances and outstanding academic success in Physical Education.
Ninety six Year 12 students heard a testimony from Holocaust survivor Janine Webber, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.
Trip to Newcastle
Twenty eight SJR Honours Programme students have just returned from a two day programme of activities at the University of Newcastle for those wishing to follow courses in Medicine, Dentistry and the Sciences.
Targets SJR Students
SJR has been chosen as one the colleges to take part in the University of Lancaster’s Target Mentoring programme.
Cup Final Thriller
SJR First XI Football team deserve congratulations for having represented the College superbly throughout the year, culminating in Friday’s English Schools’
U18 Cup Final.
A2 Photography students exhibited their work at Antwerp Mansion in Manchester. The work shown was the students’ personal responses to self-devised briefs, dealing with issues such as physical appearance, economic decline and destruction of landscape.
Geography A2 students had the opportunity to visit Anglesey and braved the weather conditions to conduct research to aid their examinations.
Students from eight local high schools visited SJR in order to develop their skills as sports reporters. The event was organised in partnership with West Lancashire School Sport Partnership, and enabled the students to spend an afternoon developing their skills in college.
SJR held a unique and highly successful university style Careers and Apprenticeship Fair where students were given the opportunity to talk face to face with a range of trainers and employers.
Students following the ‘Future Medics’ Programme have taken part in a nine week work placement at Wrightington Hospital.
England football star Sue Smith visited SJR as part of Sport England’s National Lottery funded Sporting Champion project. Sue taught some techniques to female students and the girls also had the chance to share their experiences and enthusiasm for sport with an international player.
SJR students have once again collaborated with local radio station Wish FM to take part in a Scholarship Day.
The 10 successful St John Rigby applicants had the unique opportunity to create their own radio show and adverts.