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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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.
SJR staff and students raised over £1,100 for Children in Need this year with their creative fundraising ideas. Chest waxing, fancy dress and senior staff serving in the refectory were among the highlights which helped to beat last year’s total.
SJR Music and Music Technology students recently enjoyed a trip to the British Music Experience at the heart of the O2 Arena in London to discover the development of British music and the technology that helped to shape the music industry as we know it today.
More prospective students and parents than ever before have attended our three Open Evenings.
Eighteen of the SJR Medical Honours students attended Manchester Institute of Biotechnology for their annual open day event.