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Pledge a Book

Please use the link if you are interested in giving a new, or nearly new book, to a Primary aged child who wouldn’t usually have many/any books to read at home. This charity is very close to our hearts at John Hanson as we strive to make better writers and readers out of our students. This year has been a Literacy success, culminating in next weeks Big Write!

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Year 10 Interview Day success

Thank you to the visiting employers who worked with Year 10


Paris Trip


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The Paris trip is underway – you can follow the trip and activities on Twitter @johnhansonuk – or scroll to the bottom right corner of the school website and follow there. Updates during the week.



Year 10 Interview Day – Thursday 25th June

On Thursday 25th June we are delighted that we will have the opportunity for all Year 10 students to experience a short interview with a local employer. During the day a wide range of employers have donated their time to be in school to give all Year 10 students the experience of a short mock interview. This will be challenging but very rewarding for students to help them boost their confidence when they have to do this for real. Feedback will be given to students after the event. Full school uniform should be worn, and students will receive their appointment early in the week. They will of course be expected to arrive on time for their interview which will take place on Thursday.

Community Choir

The Choir will resume rehearsals on Thursday 2nd July – 6pm – 8pm in the Performing Arts block.

Visit by MP Mr Kit Malthouse

MP Mr Kit Malthouse visited John Hanson today - pictured here with Headteacher Ian Coombs and our Head Boy and Head Girl.

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Head Girl and Head Boy

headgirlandboyWe are pleased to announce that our Head Girl, and Head Boy have been appointed. The hustings took place this week and we had a very strong team of senior prefects who took part.

Well done to all who took part in the process.


The Big Write

big22015 has been an incredible year of success, celebration and victories for John Hanson Community School pupils.

So, now, as we approach Term 6 we want to allow our pupils, and staff, to reflect on the victories of 2015 by hosting a whole school (including staff!) writing competition.

All pupils and staff have been challenged to submit a piece of creative writing, journalistic article or non-fiction essay themed ‘Victory’, a topic chosen to encourage entrants to reflect on their own personal victories, or to be inspired by some of the many celebrations held nationwide over the course of the year, such as the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, 70th anniversary of V.E. Day, and the 2015 General Election. See full details here.

The judging and prize giving ceremony for John Hanson Community School’s Big Write 2015 will take place on Tuesday, 7th, July

John Hanson Alumni – for former students and staff

Our latest version of our newsletter – Contact -  can be downloaded here:

Contact April 2015

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