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.
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.
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.
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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