St John's School, Leatherhead is a flourishing independent school for over 800 boys and girls aged 11 to 18. We are predominantly a day school (75% day, 25% boarding) but have an innovative boarding offering which includes weekly, flexi or ad hoc options to create the best possible balance between home and school life for busy families.
There is something about St John’s which engenders a deep sense of belonging and community and this is felt across pupils, staff, parents and friends. St John's values its rich heritage but is forward-looking and has always been progressive; we have changed with the times and the needs of the families we educate but our core values of courtesy, respect and tolerance hold true. This is an exciting time for St John’s - Rowena Cole joined as The Head in September 2017 and is leading the School to new levels of success.
St John’s has a reputation for innovation, academic excellence, strong pastoral care and a ?rst class all-round education for every pupil. It is heavily over-subscribed with three candidates for every Year 9 place and four candidates for every Year 7 place. Our academic staff body is actively involved in developing creative and sophisticated teaching and learning practices through regular CPD, self-reflection and peer observations. Class sizes are small, our staff support is first-rate and the high standards set in the classroom reflect in excellent public examination results. We are firm believers that academic results are not the only measure of a successful education and our rounded approach aims to create open-minded, thoughtful, confident and happy young men and women who will go on to have productive, positive experiences in higher education and their adult lives.
Set in the beautiful Surrey countryside, the School’s impressive 50-acre campus is close to Leatherhead town centre and the cultural attractions of nearby London. It has excellent transport links by road, rail and nearby airports Heathrow and Gatwick.