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Welcome from Head Boy and Head Girl



Welcome to John Hanson Community School.

 In our speeches to be nominated as your head boy and girl, we said that we want school life to be as enjoyable as it possibly can be for everyone. That continues to be our aim.

We want to make real changes to the school, to make it even better.

One of our suggestions was around breaking stereotypes and increasing equality in schools.  That might be getting more girls into STEAM or through our introduction of the Diversity room at lunch times.  We already had a safe space for the SEND students, and a Year 7 drop in room, but we felt it was important that all groups of students in our school community were supported.

We hope that you take every opportunity over your time here.  Whether that be extracurricular clubs such as sports like netball or football, or one of a variety of different enrichment clubs we have on offer such as gardening club, Spanish, school choir, engineering or coding.

Or it may be school trips.  Day trips like the National History museum in Year 7, Gunwharf and Thorpe Park as reward trips, or theatres productions and Swanage at GCSE.  There are so many opportunities available. 

Our residential trips are even more thrilling:

  • Year 7 Osmington Bay
  • Year 8 Paris
  • Year 9 Normandy
  • KS4 Water sports and New York
  • Biannual Ski trip to America
  • As well as a Borneo expedition!

Each of these activities are things that we feel make your time at school so memorable and are an important part of growing up.  We don’t just want you to leave John Hanson academically successful, we want you to have confidence, know yourself, and be prepared for life after school.

 We look forward to meeting you all,


Maddie Day and Edward Hornby