Getting to know your child and understanding more about their interests and aspirations is a key part of the entry assessment process at St John’s.

We receive a lot of positive feedback from families on our remote interview format, including how comfortable and relaxed the children feel being in their own homes.

‘Tom thoroughly enjoyed the interview and we were very grateful it was set up in such a child-friendly way.’

‘A very big thank you – we’ve been so impressed and grateful for your empathetic and warm approach.’

‘Thank you for making Daisy’s interview such a lovely experience. She really enjoyed it and came out saying it had been great fun!’ 

‘George was in a very positive and happy mood when it finished which was such a pleasure to see. This was his first Zoom interview, and I am very thankful it was so positive and gave him a boost.’

‘I can’t thank you enough for making Zoe feel so at ease. She said 15 minutes felt like two and the interviewer was so nice and funny. I really appreciate that you made what could have been a nerve racking 15 minutes such an enjoyable time.’

*Names have been changed for anonymity purposes.

Book a Remote Interview

Please use the booking system below to book a remote interview. Interviews will take place over Zoom and will last approximately 10 minutes. They will take place on various weekday late afternoons and Saturday mornings, starting on Saturday 11 November. Our friendly team of interviewers are available at different times and you may view all available slots below to find a day and time that is most convenient for you. You will see more dates at the same time by doing this on a desktop computer or laptop (rather than a mobile device).

Once you have booked, you will see a confirmation message. You should also receive a booking confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email please check your junk and if it is not there, please contact us so that we can check your booking. You should receive a reminder email 48 hours before the interview is due to start and another reminder two hours before it is due to start. For full instructions with screenshots, please click below.

St John’s School Remote Interview Booking Instructions

Bookings are limited to one per person, therefore if you need to arrange an interview for more than one child, you will need to use a different email address for each booking.

If you require support or have any queries regarding the remote interview or the assessment process, please email and our admissions team will be happy to help.

See Online Booking Page

Our Friendly Team of Interviewers

Alex Tate The Head

Alex Mogford Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Tara Hanley Deputy Head (Academic)

Ian White Deputy Head (Co-curricular and Logistics)

Leah Hilt Director of Safeguarding

James Coote Assistant Head (Academic)

Jane Bourgeois Assistant Head (Enrichment)

Richard Harvey Head of Lower School

Ben Peart Assistant Head (Pastoral and Boarding)

Andy Bass Assistant Head (Upper School)

Mark Sartorius Assistant Head (Digital Learning and EDI)

Robert Ross Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning)

Emily Ball Head of Upper Third

Tom Helliwell Head of Lower Third

Ollie White Director of Performing Arts

Gareth James Director of Sport

Liz Pritchett Haslewood Housemistress

Andrea Davies Hawkins Housemistress

Catie Moon North Housemistress

Alex Goodwin Assistant Director of Performing Arts

Craig Holland Assistant Director of Sport Head of Sports Science

Sarah Finnegan Head of Biology

Tom Hall Head of Chemistry

Toria Walcot Acting Head of Classics

Anna Gifford Head of Geography

Nick Morgan Head of German

Emily McGhee Head of Learning Development and SENDCo

Tom Dawson Head of Physics