St John's College, Southsea
St John’s College is located on the South Coast of England. Situated in the small town of Southsea in the naval city of Portsmouth, the school is in an excellent location; not only are they close to London and international airports (Heathrow and Gatwick), but their students benefit from all the fun and excitement of living by the sea!
St John's School
St John’s College is a Christian co-educational day and boarding school for ages 2 – 18 years. The whole school is on one site – with their Nursery, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form all together as one community. They have over 620 students across the whole school of which approximately 460 are in the Senior School and Sixth Form (ages 11 – 18). Currently they have some seventy international students, day and boarding.
St John's Heritage
The school was founded in 1908 by a Lasallian community of Catholic Brothers established by John Baptiste De La Salle and they aim to follow his vision in both their academic and pastoral care. They are a Christian school, however they are inclusive and all are welcome – those of other faiths or none. St John's School are part of the world-wide Lasallian community, which has a network of schools in over 80 countries.
St John's Results
The Principal prides themselves on being a wide-range ability school. All members of staff are well-regarded for their pastoral ethos and their sense of community but they perform well academically too and strive to ensure all pupils reach their full potential, whatever that may be. In 2014 their A Level students achieved a 97% pass rate (A- E). 20% of grades were at A* and 13% at grade A. 93% progressed to a UK university, while 79% were awarded a place at their first choice university including Oxford, Imperial College London and other Russell Group institutions.
St John's Curriculum
As well as offering a wide-ranging curriculum of IGCSEs, GCSEs and Advance A Level subjects, they provide extensive activities outside the classroom including sports, music and drama as well as a variety of other clubs, societies and House events – all in support of their mission to develop talents and create confident young people for the future.
St John's Facilities
The facilities for teaching and learning, sports, and their co-curricular activities are of a high standard. On site they have a drama studio, a chapel, sports hall and fitness gym, tennis courts and a new Sixth Form Café. In addition, St John's School have 40 acres of games fields on the outskirts of the city and, as they have close links with the Navy, they use local naval facilities for swimming and athletics.
St John's Boarding School
The boarding community has been integral to the life of St John’s ever since their foundation. Boarders range in age from 9 to 18 years, and come from a wide variety of backgrounds – including overseas and service families.
Each house has its own kitchen and lounge with television and video facilities. Skype facilities and Wi-Fi are available. All six boarding houses are securely situated on the main school site, which means their Boarders make full use of the school’s facilities in the evenings and at weekends. In addition, the College is a short walk to the seafront and Gunwharf Quays, which offers shops, restaurants, a 14-screen cinema and bowling – so when it is time for their students to relax there is plenty to do!