St John’s is a creative, ambitious and inclusive co-educational learning community where young people thrive and achieve. In this exciting environment, we encourage our pupils to work hard, aim high, help others and have fun.

There is no limit to our pupils’ potential.  A St John’s education equips them with the character to embrace the challenges of the wider world, the confidence to be bold in their aspirations and the capacity to realise their dreams.

Kindness and respect for others lies at the heart of our community, where the School’s house system fosters bonds of friendship and loyalty.

Our purpose is to:

  • inspire in our pupils a life-long love of learning and the confidence to aim high;
  • equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills, resilience and optimism they need to thrive in the society of today and tomorrow;
  • create a kind, inclusive, open-minded environment in which the contribution of every individual is valued;
  • stitch a sense of fun and enthusiasm into the fabric of school life;
  • develop meaningful links with the local and wider community and demonstrate that we can all contribute positively to the world in which we live;
  • appreciate the founding Christian principles of our school and value the spiritual and moral insights that this gives us.

The Five Principles of Kindness:

Kindness is the most cherished value of our St John’s community. The Five Principles of Kindness underpin how we think, interact and behave on a daily basis.

  1. Respect – we will demonstrate respect for each other, the School community and property.
  2. Inclusion – we will actively try to include everyone in our activities and lessons. We will never deliberately marginalise someone.
  3. Support – we will encourage and help members of our school community.
  4. Empathy – we will actively try to consider and understand how someone else may be feeling and respond with kindness.
  5. Service – we will actively seek out ways to serve the School and wider community and will be generous to all members of the School community.

Pupils helped determine the Five Principles and they are regularly discussed in assemblies, house and tutor time. They also form a key part of our rewards and sanctions process.