School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 4 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 550 students
Bursaries Available
Headteacher - Mrs Mary Maguire

Open Days & Events

Monday 4th – Thursday 7th May 2020

Will you be joining us at our next Open Morning? This event provides an excellent opportunity for those considering independent education to see what St John’s College has to offer. Come and see our school in action and find out why students thrive at St John’s College!

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Scholarships & Bursaries

Invitations for Academic Scholarships are issued to those who perform well in the Entrance Assessment. We also aim to support families who qualify for bursaries – all bursaries are means tested.

Contact Details

St John’s College

Grove Road South, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3QW

St John’s College

Grove Road South, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3QW

St John’s College is an independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 4 – 18, located in the heart of Southsea. At St John’s College, we pride ourselves on the academic success of each individual student and our outstanding pastoral care. We are a Christian school but an inclusive community, welcoming students of all beliefs.

Head's Welcome

As Head of College, it is a privilege to lead such a unique and exceptional school. For me, one of the most outstanding aspects is the quality of community spirit, based on positive relationships between students and staff. I passionately believe that we develop the talents of our students and create confident young people for the future, and this is a vital ingredient of our success.


With residential options for children from 8 to 18 years old, our boarding community is made up of around fifteen nationalities. At St John’s College our boarders benefit from the stability of a regular routine with dedicated time for academic work and can easily join in the wide range of co-curricular activities.

International Boarding

We believe that experiencing a British boarding school is an excellent stepping stone for independent living at university and beyond. At St John’s College, we provide a traditional British education offering a wide-ranging curriculum and our ‘Links to University’ programme offers flexibility to prepare international students to take A Levels or an International Foundation Degree in readiness for university.

Service Families

Located in the naval city of Portsmouth, we have a long and established history of educating students from service families. Through our excellent pastoral system, we ensure that students settle in well and quickly adapt to boarding life. We are proud of our ability to guide and mentor our boarders through their studies and have an excellent tradition of helping them get into the very best universities.

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