We were delighted to welcome visitors to St John’s on Saturday 16 September 2023 for our Heritage Open Day events.

OJs and their families, former members of staff, current parents and local residents and guests from even further afield were among the many visitors who relished the opportunity to tour the School and see our beautiful historic buildings, whilst discovering how we arrived in Leatherhead in 1872 and appreciating how far we have come since those early days.

As well as guided tours of the School, visitors enjoyed viewing archive exhibitions in the Old Chapel which included the early history of School. The national theme this year was ‘Creativity Unwrapped’ which gave us the opportunity to feature some of our Old Johnian authors, artists and architects in our heritage displays in the Old Chapel.

Every year in September, Heritage Open Days bring people together to celebrate the history, tradition and heritage of their community. We very much enjoy opening St John’s to those who may not ordinarily be able to visit during school hours, and it is a wonderful moment to hear stories being shared and brought to life.