Admissions to St John’s


St John’s is a highly regarded school, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. We are regularly oversubscribed, but the vast majority of students who apply to us will secure a place at St John’s.

Our catchment area is large, but despite this many of our students come from outside our catchment area.

The map below shows our catchment overlaid with the home locations of our current Year 7 students, and shows the wide geographic area we cover- from Swindon to Tidworth, and from Calne & Devizes to Newbury.

Small version of our catchment map with pins on student home town locations

Our Marlborough hub area includes 14 primary schools, but we are also pleased to welcome students from a far wider range of other local schools. In the last two years our Year 7 intake has included students from 37 local primary schools:

All Cannings, Baydon, Bishop’s Cannings, Bishopstone, Broad Hinton, Burbage, Cherhill, Chilton Foliat, Collingbourne, East Wichel, Easton Royal, Grately, Great Bedwyn, Hungerford, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Inkpen, Kennet Valley, Lawn, Liden, Lydiard Millicent, Marlborough St Mary’s, Nursteed, Oare, Ogbourne, Pewsey, Preshute, Ramsbury, Rushall, Shalbourne, St Francis, St Gabriel’s, St Katharine’s, St Margaret’s, St Michael’s, Wanborough, Westlea, Zouch  as well as home educated students.

All admissions information is available on the Excalibur Academies Trust Website Admissions page – see Weblinks below. Other links you can access below include:

  • SEND information
  • Exam results
  • Statutory  Information
  • Sixth form admissions

Please contact Mrs Cathy Stokes, Admissions Officer with any questions or for further information:

For Wiltshire Council admissions and contact information, and for links to our Virtual Open Evening pages, see “Weblinks” below.

Check out “Downloads” below for a range of useful admissions information and presentations.