JOA Maths Week 2018

Watch out next week for 5 days of mathematical fun!!

Can you solve the daily puzzle? Winners every day!!

Solve all 5 puzzles for a chance to enter the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to win amazon vouchers.

Year 7, 8 and 9 each have a lunchtime competition to test their mathematical supremacy against the other forms… who will win this year….?

Find more details on the website.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

For Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, 25 year 9 students were chosen after their great attitudes in History this year to take part in a live feed from a survivor. The students listened to Janine Webber who gave her talk to hundreds of schools across the country with students being able to submit questions to be answered by Janine herself through a live web stream.. The students had an excellent experience and hopefully it is something that has solidified their love of history for years to come. Well done students.’

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As part of our new Udayan Connect Project, each form class will be connected to a child at Udayan. During a pupil’s time at JOA, they will connect with these children through correspondence and support. We hope that this project will help our own children grow in gratitude for the lives that they have (their material wealth, and also the freedom to live with family) as well as raise much needed funds to enable Udayan continue its work.

Follow the links below to discover more about these children and the Udayan Connect Project:


For more information about Udayan’s mission, JOA’s relationship and to financially support these children please visit


Wear it Red

On Wednesday the 22nd of November  Aid to the Church in need organised a day to wear red to raise awareness of the persecution which is experienced by thousands of people around the world for simply wanting to practice a faith. It was great to see so many of our pupils support the cause and show their solidarity for those who are being persecuted for their faith. Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Our pupils clearly demonstrated this teaching by wearing it red. A huge thank you for your generosity as we were able to raise over £900.

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Parliament Week

The cabinet minister the Rt. Hon. David Gauke visited St Joan of Arc to help mark UK  Parliament week with Year 12 & 13 Students Government and Politic’s students.

We thank him for his time.

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Year 12 Biology Field Trip

Earlier this summer the year 12 biology students visited the Amersham field studies centre to carry out different sampling techniques in woodland and in open ground.  The data obtained was analysed using several different statistical methods.  The weather was kind and we had a good day practicing techniques that could be examined in the A level exams next year.

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Geography Field Trip – Y10 & Y12 Students

On Tuesday 11th July and Wednesday 12th July our Year 10 and 12 Geography students visited different sites along The River Chess to explore the changing characteristics of the river and different areas of St Alban’s Centre to study changing land use. Despite the rain on Tuesday the student’s all did a fantastic job of collecting data using a range of methods that they will be tested on in their Geography GCSE next summer.

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