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.
We are truly proud of the decent young men and women who leave our school. They are open minded and open hearted, but strong enough in their convictions and confidence to stand up for what they believe in and ambitious enough to make a positive and outstanding contribution in their adult lives.