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Life at St John's

St John’s is a busy, welcoming, interesting place to be.  The simplest way to describe what makes us different is that we are a day school with a boarding school heart.  That means that everyone, day or boarding, experiences a rich and full school day with an exceptional array of academic and co-curricular activities. The breadth of opportunity and of time in the school day creates space for pupils to participate fully and, while academic learning is at the centre of the day, we understand that a genuinely rich variety of experiences is just as important as lessons.

Underpinning this is the house structure, which delivers deeply embedded pastoral care by giving every child a sense of belonging, of being known and creating a ‘home from home’ within school for day and boarding pupils alike. 
Stretching capabilities and interests beyond the classroom gives young people the impetus to branch out, push themselves physically and mentally and see the world through new eyes. There is a varied array of on- and off-site activities and clubs, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and the Combined Cadet Force.

Trips and expeditions feed a passion for adventure and give new insights to different cultures and lifestyles. From student exchanges, cultural tours and challenging expeditions, to trips that take in breath-taking regions such as Morocco, Iceland and South Africa, the opportunities add up to a wealth of unforgettable experiences experienced with friends.