Cambridge Education Guide Spring:Summer 2020 Newsletter



OPEN DAYS The next open morning will be held on Thursday 14 May 2020 between 9.45am and 12pm. To register to attend, please contact the registrar, Mrs Mary Robb, (01223 353652 or admissions@

learners: up to one third of past pupils in due course gain Oxbridge places each year, more than in the most academically selective of schools. KNOWING AND CARING FOR YOUR CHILD Education at its best is a profound act of care. If we care, then we will notice. If we notice, then we will act on a child’s behalf. If we act for each child, then each child will achieve their best and become their best selves. To be known, to be noticed, to be valued, to be cared for – fundamental things for all of us, these are the essentials of a good childhood, and they are at the heart of the St John’s way. FIND OUT MORE You can visit and get to know what St John’s College School is like during a normal day by signing up for our open morning or by arranging a personalised tour. A key aim is for parents to have the opportunity to see staff and pupils in action, tour each of the school’s sites (usually with the children) and experience its atmosphere, as well as meet teachers to discuss the school’s educational approach, and to ask any questions. To find out more and to arrange your visit, please contact the registrar, Mrs Mary Robb, on 01223 353652 or

enhanced learning, philosophy, emotions for learning, compassion and loving kindness, as well as outdoor learning, which benefits from access to a landscaped forest garden. An Enrichment programme has been implemented for nine- to 13-year-olds to explore the development of sustainability projects, as well as enjoy cross-curricular work in computing, the arts, design technology, maths and science, and to give space to My Mind (incorporating mindfulness, study skills, tai chi, PSHEE and philosophy, as a foundation for the skills necessary for critical thinking, self-management of learning and management of self). The aim is to foster children’s ability to possess their own learning, to engage their innate curiosity and creativity, and to encourage them to connect with their feelings about themselves and the world. ATTAINMENT A curriculum that puts belief in children at its core draws from them the highest levels of attainment, and pupil’s achievement is described by inspectors as ‘exceptional’. Though the school is not selective at kindergarten, the children are on average in the 85th centile on national tests or ability before they leave. Exam results are outstanding and, on average, the 56 leavers gain around 26 scholarships to the strongest schools. The children continue to be exceptional


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