During your child’s time in the Junior School at St John’s, they will be encouraged to work independently, become adaptable to a variety of situations and behave appropriately and respectfully of others.

We promote confidence and acceptance throughout the Junior School and have high expectations for children’s presentation, work ethic, homework and behaviour.

We have a wide and varied curriculum which aims to cater to the individual needs of each child, with setting occurring throughout the Junior School in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.  Class sizes are a maximum of 20 children and, with regular Learning Support Assistant support in core lessons, we are able to treat children’s progress on an individual basis.  We also benefit from support from the Learning Enhancement Centre for those children who need extra help in either English or Mathematics.

We also offer guidance and support for those more able children who would like to enter the 11+ examination; offering support both during the school timetable and after school.

Children in the Junior School benefit from specialist teachers and facilities in subjects such as PE/Games, Art, Music, Information Technology and French.  Please find attached a sample timetable for the Junior School.

We do not do SATs at St John’s but rather an independent schools exam, equivalent to the SATs but with the added benefit of being able to use levelled exams from Lower Kindergarten (Year 1) right through to Lower 3 (Year 6).  This enables us to track children’s progress during their time at St John’s and highlight any areas that need to be addressed.  Our results at the end of Lower 3 (Year 6) are above national curriculum average, with many children far exceeding government expectations for children their age (see below):

Lower 3 (Year 6) examination results July 2019:

Percentage of children who met the expected standard for the end of KS2:

Reading Writing Mathematics
100% 95% 95%

Percentage of children who exceeded the expected standard for the end of KS2:

Reading Writing Mathematics
32% 32% 42%