St John’s was founded in 1851 and moved to Leatherhead, Surrey, in 1872. The location has proved popular ever since, being conveniently close to the town centre and with excellent communications by road and rail – St John’s is just five minutes from junction 9 of the M25 and 45 minutes by train from central London.

The striking mix of mid-Victorian architecture and contemporary, state-of-the-art buildings, offer a blend of old and new and create a very special atmosphere. The variety of spaces and facilities make St John’s the ideal venue for a variety of different events.

The School is keen to share its outstanding facilities with the wider community, and we frequently welcome groups and organisations to St John’s. Many areas of our sports facilities are available to hire outside of school hours and during school holidays. You can read more about our facilities and the spaces which are available to hire below.

If you would like to find out more about our facilities for hire, or make a booking, please click here to visit our Venue Hire Information.

Sports Facilities

We are fortunate to have exceptional sports facilities at St John’s, and we are keen to make these available to the wider community when they are not in use by the School.

  • Sports Hall: The Sports Hall provides an excellent space for sports such as badminton, basketball, five-a-side football and cricket practice. It is a standalone building at the rear of the School with male and female changing facilities. Its location at the rear of the School allows easy access to hirers.
  • Swimming Pool: The swimming pool at St John’s has recently undergone a major redevelopment. The new pool officially opened in 2020, with a new competition-standard six lane, 25m pool and is an exceptional facility.
  • Tennis Courts: St John’s has five state-of-the-art outdoor tennis courts available to hire outside of term time. These first-class tennis courts are located at the rear of the School, adjacent to the Sports Hall.
  • Studio: The Studio is a multi-purpose space, which can be used for dance lessons, yoga, seminars and conferences and more. The bright, spacious Studio has sprung floors and wall mirrors, ideal for dance activities and group classes. We are able to accommodate 32 delegates in boardroom style, perfect for meetings and team ‘away days’. Other set ups are available upon request.

Please note that our sports facilities are available to hire outside of school hours and during school holidays.