St John’s is a busy, welcoming, interesting place to be. The simplest way to describe what makes us different is that we are a day school with a boarding school heart. That means that everyone, day or boarding, experiences a rich and full school day with an exceptional array of academic and co-curricular activities.
St John’s is a very special place for children to learn, gain new skills, uncover their potential, acquire a love of learning and grow into accomplished young adults ready to go out into the world and be more than they might have ever believed possible.
We welcome pupils to St John's at three main entry points: Lower Third (Year 7), Fourth Form (Year 9) and Lower Sixth (Year 12). If you are considering St John's, please get in touch.
Sport is a popular and important part of school life at St John's. We have a strong reputation both in terms of the success of our teams and in the breadth of opportunity available. Whether in a team or individual environment, our pupils have the support they need to achieve success in their chosen pursuits, both in and out of school.
St John's School was founded in 1851 and moved to Leatherhead in 1872. We have a rich and fascinating history which tells the story of a school that has evolved to retain its ethos while becoming the successful co-educational establishment which, today, educates boys and girls from 11 to 18.
We believe that our fundamental purpose is to challenge our pupils intellectually and inspire them to become successful learners. We prepare our pupils for a life of learning and self-understanding and therefore place equal importance upon examined and non-examined subjects. Confidence and flexibility in their approach to learning means that our pupils will be able to adapt to whatever the future may hold for them.
Welcome to St John’s. People are what makes this school special. From the inquisitive, happy children who grow into confident, articulate young adults during their time here, to our talented, dedicated staff who teach, care for and guide our pupils, we know that – together – we achieve more.
We encourage our pupils and staff to be bold and brave in their thinking, and optimistic and unconstrained in their belief of what is possible. We are not afraid to be ambitious or to have high standards, these traits are fundamental to our desire to spark a lifelong love of learning and to equip our pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to realise their dreams.