St John’s School is an independent day and boarding school in Devon for boys and girls aged 2 -18, located on a hill overlooking the sea in the beautiful Regency town of Sidmouth. We are a relatively small school that caters for around 200 local day students combined with a 50 strong contingent of international boarders from more than 10 countries around the globe.
About the school
The School aims to provide excellence in education within an international perspective. As an IES (International Education Systems) School our aim is to provide excellence in education with an international perspective and the school benefits from strong support and a diverse range of opportunities for our students at our sister schools in Europe, South Africa and the US. Through dynamic programmes, St John’s strives to develop leaders for the future who are collaborative, communicative, enquiring, respectful and creative individuals with a passion for lifelong learning. Pupils are encouraged to integrate effectively in local, national and international communities. The school has extensive grounds, all weather tennis and netball courts, a large sports hall, indoor tennis courts and cricket nets and a 20 metre indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool.
St John’s School, Sidmouth introduces ‘Shake Off Sugar’ Week
St John’s School in Sidmouth has taken up the challenge this term of raising awareness of the issues caused by refined sugar in the daily diet with ‘Shake Off Sugar’ Week starting on Monday 19th March and ending on Friday 23rd March.
15th March 2018 — St John’s School in Sidmouth has taken up the challenge this term of raising awareness of the issues caused by refined sugar in the daily diet with ‘Shake Off Sugar’ Week starting on Monday 19th March and ending on Friday 23rd March.
The whole school has become involved with this cross-curricular project. The catering department has re-planned the daytime menu for the week to remove all refined sugars and the science department has been working with them to understand the quantity of refined sugar saved.
Activities during the week include: science experiments; learning about the history of sugar; the effect of sugar on the body; healthy recipes in French; food detectives; learning about healthy diets; Sugar is Toxic debate.
The week will culminate on Friday 23rd March in workshops and assemblies run by teaching staff and nutritionist, Tamara Bennett. Later in the year, this issue will be revisited at St John’s Amaze Me Day event with parent workshops on Nutrition for Children.
Findings will be presented and discussed on Thursday 22nd March.
St John's School pupils raise over £1,000 in one week for children's charities
Pupils at St John's School in Sidmouth have been working hard this week to raise money for two fantastic children's charities, the NSPCC and Children in Need.
22nd November 2017 — Pupils at St John's School in Sidmouth have been working hard this week to raise money for two fantastic children's charities.
Junior school pupils took part in “Buddy’s Big Workout” with a sponsored circuits routine by Roisin Turley from the NSPCC, in order to raise money for ChildLine. The children also had assemblies learning about how to stay safe.
For Children in Need on Friday, Year 6 organised a “Crazy Games” event for all Juniors, where children paid to play daft games and activities, e.g. FacePainting, Penalty Shoot at celebrity photos, obstacle courses, high jumps etc. Seniors also took part - setting up stalls on the top corridor selling snacks and crafts. Lots of sugar and excitement!
Head Boy, Michael (11) commented:
“I’m just really proud of us as a school, because we aren’t that big really but all of us care about helping others, and we worked hard to achieve something good.”
St John's School Team achieves global sporting success
St John's School team has best ever year at IES / SEK mini olympics competition, InterSEK which took place this year in Guadalajara, Mexico between 16 competing schools from countries all around the world.
19th May 2017 — St John's School has most successful year ever at global schools' sporting competition in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Last week, 16 schools took part in InterSEK, a global inter-school sporting competition held in Guadalajara, Mexico. The St John's team travelled to Guadalajara the weekend before the competition, via the sights of Mexico city and then travelled onwards to the sporting venue. The team took part in individual and medley swimming races, Aquathlon, Football and Volleyball competitions.
InterSEK is a extremely unique and rewarding experience. Not only do our students get to come together to compete in sport, they come together to share culture and friendship. It was fantastic to see so many students from different schools and countries all mixing together. InterSEK is an SEK/IES olympics with students taking clear pride in their own country whilst showing complete respect and acceptance of others. InterSEK fully promotes the outlook of SEK and IES and enables our students to reach out, make international links and become leaders for the future.
When it comes to sport, this year our St John's team had one of the most successful years so far, achieving 2 x Bronze Medals, 2 x Silver Medals and 4 x Gold Medals. Well done to the whole team.
‘We were absolutely delighted to hear that St John’s had achieved such a great ranking in the Sunday Times Schools Guide. It is another endorsement of the fantastic academic work that is going on at St John’s and we are always delighted to see our school receive recognition of that in the public domain and on a national level. That said, results are only part of what we do here at St John’s. As a school with an extensive network of sister schools around the world and with our fantastic facilities which are receiving further significant investment at the moment, the opportunities for local pupils at St John’s go far beyond the classroom’.
St John's is delighted to announce details of Amaze Me Day on Saturday 10th June – 10am to 2pm - a chance for local children and St John’s pupils to share school’s wonderful facilities and to take part in some fantastic activities.
16th May 2017 —
St John's is delighted to announce details of Amaze Me Day on Saturday 10th June – 10am to 2pm - a chance for local children and St John’s pupils to share school’s wonderful facilities and to take part in some fantastic activities for children and parents.
Free activities for children (dependent on age) will include:
Parent workshops on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Young People and Keeping your Children Safe Online will also be taking place. Local parents are encouraged to come along and join us to hear our external speakers on these vitally important topics. All children and parents are welcome but everyone MUST register via our website www.stjohnsdevon.co.uk to reserve a place.