Vision & Ethos


Ambition and high aspirations underpin the academic, broad and balanced curriculum because we want every student to gain the skills to lead successful and fulfilling lives whatever their starting points. We are determined to give our students the very best education possible to enable them to realise their potential and take their place in a rapidly changing society. Preparation for global citizenship, independent thinking, high self-esteem and confidence are all hallmarks of the St John’s student. We want our students to make a difference to the future of the planet and our educational programmes seek to bring this goal to fruition. You will see that this is an Academy that believes in the principles of ethical responsibility towards the world we live in – a set of principles we believe sit alongside our educational purpose.


At St John’s everyone is valued for who they are and for what they may become, and every student is treated as an individual. The ethos that we strive for unwaveringly is one whereby the students are nurtured in a kind, happy and supported environment. This ethos allows our values of Independence, Challenge and Resilience to be at the heart of everything we do. Our reputation as a caring academy which sets very high academic standards in a disciplined environment is well known. We believe that the quality of our teaching and learning is exceptional but know that our values and ethos are vital if our children are to be successful in an ever changing and demanding world. As an Outstanding Academy, the progress that our students make is consistently better than the national average.


The keys to success in life include a positive attitude and a good character. Mastering these virtues requires adopting a growth mindset.  At St Johns’ we encourage students to have the ambition to be successful, through opportunities in sport, creativity, performance, experiencing the world of work, assemblies and through subject lessons. In everything we offer,  we encourage students to value and demonstrate positive behaviour traits.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: our commitment

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