Only school in South West England to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme                                  Co-educational. Day & Boarding. 2 - 18 years.                                  A small English school with a big international heart                                  

Welcome to St. John's International School

St John’s International School is an independent day and boarding school in Devon for boys and girls aged 2 -18. The school is located on a hill overlooking the sea in the beautiful Regency town of Sidmouth and benefits from excellent facilities including beautiful historic buildings, extensive grounds and playing fields, a large heated swimming pool, indoor sports hall, adventure playground and tennis courts.
With its warm, happy atmosphere, St John’s prides itself on providing a caring and safe environment for all its students. Most importantly, it is large enough to offer a broad study programme yet small enough to retain a special family feel that is valued by our students, parents and staff alike.
Our school is part of the wider organisation of International Education Systems (IES) and combines traditional values with a contemporary, international approach to learning.

An introduction from the Headmaster

I believe that the ability of our students to communicate successfully, consider the needs of others and show drive and initiative are all attributes to which the very best schools should aspire. A good school should make the most of its resources and expertise. It should provide disciplined and structured education, preparing students for the challenges of the years ahead. Many of our parents remark that their sons and daughters leave St John’s as mature, sensitive individuals with an excellent academic grounding, a high level of self-discipline and a broad range of skills.

In the Junior Department, international studies frame everything that the children do – through the International Baccalaureate PYP programme.  Students in the Senior School are able to study a wide range of International GCSE Examinations and, in our Sixth Form which opened in September 2013, students are able to continue their educational journey with us through to AS and A Level.

Here at St John’s we prepare young people for the challenges that they will face in their working life. Our aim is to develop leaders for the future who are collaborative, communicative, enquiring, respectful and creative.  Above all we hope to instil our students with a passion for lifelong learning.

I look forward to you visiting the school.











Simon Larter

A Senior Student's view of the School:

St John's International School News Report June 2013


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Due to personal reasons, John Wingate will be unable to take this week's tennis session on Friday. This means the final 2 sessions of the term will be as follows:
Friday 5th December 4-6pm (as normal)
Wednesday 10th Dec 5-7pm (instead of this Friday)

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