Bittern is a Key stage 4, mixed ability class of pupils with age ranges 14 to 16 years. Following a secondary school approach to learning, with some subject specialist teaching for Science, Food Technology and P.E. All pupils have access to different levels of accreditation from Entry Level Maths to ASDAN, Personal Progress and Personal and Social Education.

In particular, Bittern class are very proud of the work they complete as Bittern Press Reporters and regularly update our school web site with their reports of activities and events happening in John Grant School. Please take the time to look at some of these reports.

Last year put forward a successful application to renew our top ECO School’s award, to maintain our title of a Green Flag Eco School. We are very proud to say John Grant has once again received the top ECO Green Flag Award, for the next three years, thanks to all the hard work that goes on throughout the whole school.

Bittern class are the ECO Warriors who push forward ECO incentives in school, such as allocating ECO monitors in each class responsible for saving energy within their class teams e.g. turning off the lights when leaving the room. They also arrange Bags2School every year to raise school funds and recycle old clothes.


A favourite part of the Bittern timetable is their fortnightly preparation of their own lunch, which they then enjoy eating together.

Each pupil follows a photo, symbol, written recipe and evaluates their completed dish.