The 2023 cohort of St John’s Upper Fifth are celebrating GCSE success this summer with three quarters of all grades awarded 9-7 (A*-A) grades. It is particularly impressive that of the compulsory subjects, 91% of all English Language grades, 87% of all English Literature grades and 80% of all Mathematics grades were awarded 9-7. This year group overcame much disruption due to the pandemic and should be commended for their resilience and strength. 

St John’s prides itself on supporting and nurturing every pupil’s potential throughout their entire journey, from 11 right through to 18, and the School is delighted that all the pupils in this year group exceeded or fulfilled expectations. 

Alex Tate, who was previously Deputy Head at St John’s from 2014 to 2017, has returned to St John’s as the new Head.

I’m proud of this year group who showed great determination and a really positive attitude throughout the last two years to fulfil their potential. I’d like to thank the staff who always go above and beyond to support and encourage every pupil. 

They are now ready to embrace the exciting challenge of A levels and the many opportunities on offer outside the classroom, including building on their already excellent success in sport and the performing arts.

Alex Tate, The Head

The Sixth Form at St John’s is an ambitious and creative environment. The pupils have already completed workshops and an introduction to their A level subjects in preparation for this exciting next chapter and we look forward to welcoming them back, along with new joiners, in September.

This week a number of St John’s pupils are volunteering at the School’s annual residential Community Holiday for children with a range of special needs. Launched in 2014, the holiday sees our pupils provide every visiting child with one-to-one care and attention, involving games, stories and activities. The School actively promotes the importance of making a difference and pupils are passionate, energetic and inventive when it comes to finding ways to support local charities and fundraise for causes they care about, including the Community Holiday.