King and Stang

Martin Luther King

Visible spokesman and leader of the American Civil Rights Movement
Born in 1929 in Atlanta, Martin Luther King became a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States. King rose to national prominence as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which promoted nonviolent tactics, such as the March on Washington (1963), to achieve civil rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated in 1968.

Sister Dorothy Stang

Sister, devoting her life to saving the land in the Amazon Rainforest. She lost her life as a martyr during her missionary work in Brazil
Born in Dayton in 1931, Dorothy was one of nine in a lively and devout Catholic family. In 1966 she moved to Brazil as a missionary. She learnt the languages and set up remote parishes. She walked the forest and met with the poorest farmers. She set up dozens of base communities and taught them the Gospel. She launched 23 schools and created a structure for the poor to claim their land. Dorothy dedicated her life to serving the people of the Amazon and saving the land. In 2005, whilst travelling to meet some poor farmer, she was approached by two assassins. “Do you have a weapon?” they asked. Yes, she answered, showing them the Bible she carried for decades. She opened it and began to read aloud: “Blessed are the poor in spirit. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice. Blessed are the peacemakers …” Then, she said, “God bless you, my sons.” She was shot 6 times, with her body left on the dirt road for days as the locals feared moving it for the threat of being shot. Dorothy devoted her life to serving people through God and to helping save the Amazon environment, and eventually losing it as the ‘Martyr of the Amazon’.

Extra Curricular

Here at SJB, we don’t just value what happens inside the classroom, but also what happens out of it. We believe that a well-balanced, broad education, and certainly one that gets the best out of the children, should combine curricular and extracurricular activities. The activities we run, as well as day trips, residential and international trips and reflection days help to shape our students and give them experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Running activities is also a fantastic way for students to discover their hidden talents and build long-lasting relationships with their peers.

Where possible, our Year 7 and 8 students are expected to take up two activities per week, one of which should be a sporting or outdoor activity, but they can always do more! The schedule of activities is published termly, and students must sign up through Arbor. For any further information, please speak to Mr McKenna, our Assistant Head, and Mrs Wyatt, our House & Extra-curricular Coordinator.

Extracurricular Info Booklet Term 1 (2023/24)Celebrating Successes Extracurricular Activities


Music plays an important part in the life of the school and all pupils are actively encouraged to take part in the many and varied musical activities on offer. We provide individual tuition on most orchestral instruments (brass, woodwind etc.) as well as guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, piano and voice. Individual music theory lessons are also available. Please complete the Enrolment Form below to request individual music lessons for your son/daughter.

Enrolment form for music lessons

There are many other activities and clubs to participate in. A full list with enrolment details can be found on Arbor.

SJB Charter

In order to provide all our children with the very best education we need the full support of all our parents and students. We ask that you to work in partnership with us. When we work as a team, we can truly work in the very best interests of your child. A positive partnership underpins a child’s success and we value the relationship we have with our parents and place a huge amount of importance upon it. Our partnership is richest when we nurture the growth of the individual, providing a setting where a child can learn, feel happy and secure and where the lines of communication between us are open. Growing up in today’s world is a challenge for our children. Our partnership will provide them with the boundaries, guidance and support that will enable them to flourish in a caring and safe environment.

The aim of our School Charter is to demonstrate how we can be most effective in this relationship as the children journey through seven years of education at SJB. It outlines what you can expect from us and in return what we expect from parents, students, staff, Governors and visitors.

All parents and students are expected to subscribe to this charter.

Click here to view the SJB Charter

Student SJB 7- Nominations

The Student SJB 7 was devised by the students and is made up of seven learning behaviours they felt are important to encourage, recognise and reward:

  • Positive attitude
  • Curious & creative
  • Collaborate with others
  • Try your best to improve
  • Challenge yourself, don’t give up
  • Participate fully
  • Think for yourself, be independent

At SJB we recognise and reward students’ effort and attitude to learning through nominations. Parents and students can see on Arbor when their child is awarded a nomination.

When the students have earned enough nominations in any one of the Student SJB 7, they will either be awarded a ‘STAR Badge’ to wear with pride on their blazer (Yr 7-11) or receive credit towards a treat in the Sixth Form Café (Yr 12-13). At the end of the year, any students who have achieved all seven are recognised in our Award Ceremony with a ‘gold’ award.


It is widely recognised that homework makes an important contribution to students’ progress. At SJB, it is felt that work completed at home is an essential part of school work. When homework is used properly, it extends the challenge open to the students and ensures that teaching time is used to maximum effect. It also prepares students gradually for the more independent demands of study as they mature. Equally, we believe it is important that all students have time in their day to ‘play’ and spend time participating in extra-curricular activities. For this reason, our homework gradually increases from 50 minutes per night in Year 7 to around 1.5 hours per night in Year 11 and 2-3 hours per day in the Sixth Form.

In Year 7 and 8 there is a blend of ‘subject’ homework as well as the development of literacy and numeracy skills; every night students will complete 30 minutes of ‘subject’ homework as well as a further 20-30 minutes of homework focused on the development of literacy and numeracy skills as we believe these are fundamentally important in being able to access learning across the curriculum. From Year 9 onwards there is a greater ‘subject’ focus. Further to this, each half term, there will be a minimum of one homework aimed at improving vocabulary and one aimed at improving your child’s reading and comprehension skills.

We set homework for the following reasons:

  • It encourages students to develop the skills, confidence, and self-motivation needed to study effectively on their own.
  • It consolidates and reinforces knowledge and skills being developed at school.
  • It extends school learning (for example, through additional reading).
  • It sustains the involvement of parents in the management of students’ learning and keeps them in touch with what is happening in the classroom.
  • It helps students to develop their time-management and organisational skills.
  • It enables students to better manage the increasing demands placed on them as they get older and become young adults.

Homework Timetables

Year 7Year 8

Year 9Year 10

Year 11


Enrichment opportunities

Coming soon.



Welcome to our Careers section.

Our Head of Careers is Mr. Richard Czepukojc and he can be contacted as follows:


Telephone: 01483 729 343.

Our Provider Access Policy Statement (PAL) can be viewed here:
Careers Provider Access Policy Statement (PAL) – May 2023.

Please use the navigation on the left-hand side to access further careers information.

For further information about our careers provision please see our Careers Education Policy.

We will review this careers plan on an annual basis.

Careers Plan Review Date: 31st October 2023.


Lenten Fundraising

During Lent, we are encouraged by the church to mark this time by doing certain things; prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These practices help us walk closer to Jesus by talking with Him, simplifying our lives and giving generously. They prepare us for commemorating His death on Good Friday and celebrating His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Giving is something at which our SJB community is very good, demonstrated by the incredible response to our Christmas hamper campaign and we are now launching our Lenten charity collections. We will be fundraising for, locally, The Lighthouse Jigsaw Project in Woking and Age Concern Woking, nationally, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in honour of Mr Windsor and the Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation and internationally, the charity

If you would like to hear more about each of our nominated charities, why they were nominated and their link to our school and how our fundraising will help them please watch our charity video.

Fundraising is being done in year groups, form groups and individually. We are encouraging all students to aim to fundraise at least £10 each (£2.50 a week) during lent. Some students have started to get sponsorship for challenges, some have created business enterprise ideas, some are selling homemade items, others are creating raffles and some people are creating ticketed events, some students are getting the whole family involved! We are grateful for any support you can give in helping your child achieve their Lenten fundraising target.

Getting involved and playing a part is the most important thing. We would kindly ask that families collect their sponsorship and any money made from sales and donate it via the Lent donations item that has been added to your Scopay account which has been set at £zero and should be changed to equal the amount you have fundraised or wish to donate.

This year, more than ever, those we collect for need our help. Times are hard and many charities are struggling and so are extra grateful for our help.

With grateful thanks for all your support and contributions to these ventures.

PE Single Lesson

1 – Select a form of exercise from the menu

You can choose any workout which suits you! Examples include:

  • Yoga
  • Just Dance
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Beat the teacher challenge
  • HIIT

2- Click on the picture to take you directly to the app

Nike Training Centre – Find a workout that suits you and complete it, Select from HIIT, Strength, Yoga, Cardio etc.

Showbie – check showbie for previous class workouts you enjoyed or some special “Beat the Teacher” challenges

Strava – track a walk/ run / cycle on the strava app

YouTube – complete a workout either one we have done before or one you can find yourself.

3- Complete a form of exercise and add it to the tracker on Showbie