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School closed Friday 27th November
A reminder that school is closed on Friday 27th November for students. This is a disaggregated staff training day.

championsThis year we supported Children in Need, and the wrist band money from our non-uniform days, donations to our Just Giving site, and sales of CIN goodies helped us to raise a total of just over £1200.



Recently, John Hanson welcomed Mark Wright, the 2014 winner of The Apprentice.

 Be Wiser Insurance hosted the event at the school where Mark talked to Year 11 students about his time on The Apprentice, what it is like to work with Lord Sugar and his tips for business success in an assembly entitled: ‘How to Sugar-coat your future.’ With pupils firing some tough questions, Mark highlighted the importance of ‘doing something you love and not because of pressure from teachers, family and friends. Whether its going to University, college, doing an apprenticeship or taking timeout to travel, it is important to do what you love and work hard at it – the more you learn, the more you will earn,’ he said.Mark Wright and his company, Climb Online, have been working with Be Wiser Insurance for almost a year to increase their online presence of their Call Wiser site.

We value your opinion - at John Hanson we are always striving to improve further.

We know from previous experience that is often most successful when we have formed a strong working partnership with parents in order that ,between us, we can get the best from our students/your children.

To this end I would like to invite you to give us some feedback on how we are doing. You can do this online via the link below:

Thank you in advance for your continued support and for taking the time to  provide us with some feedback. Russell Stevens – Deputy Headteacher

 John Hanson School National Award Winners

pixlJust over a year ago the school joined an organisation called PiXL.  This stands for Partners in Excellence.  It is a group of over 1700 schools in England and Wales that work together to share ideas about how to raise student achievement.  Some of the improvement the school made last year in terms of examination results came though putting PiXL systems into practise.

Alongside Mrs Sarah Falk our Chair of Governors and our deputy Headteacher Russell Stevens, the Headteacher Ian Coombs attended a prestigious event alongside 400 other school leaders at the Guildhall in the City of London.  John Hanson did indeed win an award for ‘achieving outstanding GCSE results in 2015′.

“This was quite unexpected but a really lovely accolade from the PiXL team”, said Ian Coombs.  “PiXL recognised the outstanding journey travelled by the students, their parents, our staff and governors - in fact the whole school, to get the results that we have.  We are very proud”.

 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.

College Open Days 2015-16