A small local school with a big international heart
St John’s School, Sidmouth 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, 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.
Throughout their school life at St John’s, our students are encouraged to be inquirers. For us it’s not about learning by rote, it’s about teaching our students how to find things out for themselves, encouraging them, stimulating them, supporting them and then letting them fly. It’s an approach that starts at the very beginning of their school journey and continues long after they leave us.
St John’s Nursery caters for children from 2- 4 years old and is open 8.00 – 17.00 in term time. Nursery is based in secure, separate buildings within the grounds of St John’s School. Safe outdoor play area and benefits from the wider school facilities including dining hall and indoor/outdoor swimming pool.
St John’s is unique in teaching both the National Curriculum as well as its own programme of international mindedness, drawing on the skills and strengths of its sister schools around the world. We focus on the development of every child as an enquirer, ready to take academic risks, learn from mistakes and develop skills of problem solving, communication (Spanish starts in Nursery School), cultural empathy and leadership. While every child might not become a natural leader, they certainly learn the skills of Leadership and hone them in the teamwork that must occur in a small family oriented school.
The Senior School offers an integrated programme based on the National Curriculum, combined with a series of individual and theme-based projects to investigate and extend all topics throughout the school year, culminating in Cambridge International IGCSEs at the end of Year 11.
St John’s offers a wide range of flexible study options for international students, ranging from Short Courses, through to full inclusion in mainstream school. Most importantly, we aim to help students realise their potential, whether they are staying with us for one term or for the whole of their school life.
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