School profile

St John Plessington Catholic College

Our mission is to be a Catholic College where every individual is highly
valued and where care and concern for others is central to our work.
All our students are expected to achieve their potential and become
equipped for adult life able to make a full contribution to society.

We offer Secondary Education to students in Years 7 to 13.

About our school experience


Your School Experience at SJP will enable you to see what the role of a teacher really involves. You will observe your subject and any other subject that you are interested in being taught to a range of year groups and abilities. You will take part in Form Time, when Personal Development is taught. You can observe our Student Support department, to see how teachers and other key members of staff support our most vulnerable students. You will meet with members of our Year Teams, to see how pastoral support is a key part of a child’s progress in school. You will be able to speak to Associate Teachers who are undertaking their training this year.
You will get a flavour of what life as a teacher in a large, successful comprehensive school is like and you will leave realising why this profession is so rewarding. We will be in touch with your before you begin to see if you have any particular requests which we will then use to tailor your timetable so that your time here is truly beneficial. You might even get to eat some delicious school dinners!

Start and finish times
08:20am to 15:10pm - Flexible

We can offer a range of times for School Experience depending on your subject choice and personal commitments.

Dress code

Smart casual

No denim or casual footwear e.g. trainers

Teacher training

We offer a Secondary PGCE with QTS programme in partnership with Liverpool Hope University for a range of subjects.
Please apply online and select Ignite Institute (22A)

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence.
    • Candidates must be considering applying to Ignite Institute teacher training course.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer School experience placements throughout the school year during term time, please apply and include your availability.

School experience type
In school


Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 7LF
Map showing St John Plessington Catholic College

Yes - on site parking provided

We have very limited onsite parking but can offer free parking at the Oval Leisure Centre which is next door to the College.

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Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 7LF
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish