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Learning at St John's

At St John’s 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. 

At the centre of our approach is the St John’s Pupil Culture, which focuses on the importance of pupils taking responsibility for their own progress and development both in and out of lessons.

pupil culture

Our classrooms are supportive and encouraging environments, where each pupil’s individual progress is paramount, but behind our pupils’ enjoyment of innovative teaching lies the necessary rigour to ensure the best results possible.

We ask our pupils to seek to understand and take responsibility for their own learning process and we teach them to aspire to be the best they can be, striving for understanding and improvement. A great deal of importance is placed upon the professional development of our teachers and they are engaged in discussion on educational issues and developments in teaching and learning.

I hope the information you will find on this website will give you a sense of the strong relationship that is built up between pupils, parents and teachers, and of the personalised and individual understanding and support that an education at St John’s provides.

Mr W Turner
Deputy Head (Academic)