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Charlotte Newbold and James Nodding both recently attended a charity event at Bishop Auckland Town Hall to play music to the guests. The Bishop Auckland Town Mayor hosted a Valentine Ball in February in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance. Charlotte and James both provided instrumental piano music during the course of the evening.

Organiser, Sheila Horner commented
Weʼre raising £2,000 to fund a building project in Iquitos, Peru as part of the Project Peru expedition during July 2018.

We are pleased to announce that Lois Addy, an independent SEND advisor and lecturer, will be leading a half day training event in North Yorkshire.

‘Developmental Coordination Disorder: The Hidden Handicap’ at Richmond School on 9th February 2018 - 9am - 1pm. This event is also relevant to parents. Please pass the leaflet on.

Places are limited - secure your place asap.

Music from the Movies: Students are preparing for a concert at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on Monday 5 February, 7pm. Tickets will be on sale from January 22 in school, costing £4 and £3 concessions.

Safer Internet Day 2018 will take place on Tuesday 6th February with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

For more sources of advice on staying safe online go to

School will be closed today, Thursday 18 January, due to adverse weather conditions. Due to safety concerns some bus companies have cancelled their routes. Please ensure that you stay safe and warm. 

Students should undertake independent work and revision, making use of the numerous tools that they have available such as SAM Learning and MyMaths. 

St John's will reopen on Friday 19 January. 

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The Dance and Gymnastics Show 2018

As you read our newsletter, you will see that it is full of amazing accounts of how our students have made the most of their own special gifts, living life to the full, whilst supporting those less fortunate than ourselves. The joy and fulfilment that our young people generate, when they commit themselves to the many activities outlined in this newsletter, enrich our whole community and, on behalf of
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End of Term Arrangements

As we draw to the end of this busy term, we would like to share with you our St John’s newsletter which will be sent out to parents/carers by email. When you read through our newsletter you will see that it is full of amazing accounts of how our students have made the most of their own special gifts, living life to the full by taking advantage of all the wonderful opportunities available to them. The


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