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john_hanson_logo    2015 – Best Ever Exam Results at John Hanson resultsday John Hanson Community School students are celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results with 74% of students achieving 5 A*-C grades, and 66% of the students achieving 5 or more A* – C passes which include English and mathematics. This is a fantastic outcome which is a 18% increase on last year’s results. There were many happy faces as the students opened their results envelopes, shared results with friends and then texted or phoned parents to share the good news. Ian Coombs, Headteacher said, “We are absolutely delighted for these young people. They worked extremely hard over the GCSE years  and the efforts they made have paid dividends. I am sure they would also acknowledge the deep commitment and extra miles gone by their teachers and other staff to support them with examination success. We wish them all the very best in the next stage of their education or training.” These results indicate that our students achieved grades 17% above the English national average for A*-C grades, and 11% above the Mathematics national average.

Start of term – for all students

Term starts for all students on Wednesday 2nd September at 0840. Full school uniform must be worn. Return of uniform items If you have any items of uniform that are no longer required please hand them into school so they can be included in our school uniform shop (up to and including exams results day – 20th August) Second hand uniform will be on sale at John Hanson on the 21st August, in main reception between 10am and 2pm Contact newsletter – July 2015 Our latest edition of ‘Contact’ can be downloaded here

Contact July 2015

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Big Write results

On Tuesday, 6th, July John Hanson Community School hosted its first Big Write Prize Giving and Award Ceremony. Students (and staff) across all years have worked tirelessly on their Big Write entries during their Tutor Time Literacy sessions during Term. Full story here 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! Pledge a Book Year 10 Interview Day success Thank you to the visiting employers who worked with Year 10


Paris Trip paris (click picture to enlarge) 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.




Community Choir The Choir will resume rehearsals on Thursday 3rd September – 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. head-boy-and-girl

John Hanson Alumni – for former students and staff

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