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Marlborough LitFest student competition

St John’s has long supported Marlborough Literature Festival and sees it as an important local community event that we can all enjoy and get involved with. The festival attracts authors and poets from across the country and  offers a...

Poetry by Heart challenge

During the Term 3 lockdown, the English department set St John's Year 8 students a challenge to learn a poem off by heart as part of their unit of work on Poetry. Mr Twist said "This is not an easy...

Sports development application submitted

The St John’s planning application that will provide new sport and recreation facilities for the school’s 1700+ students is now available to view on the Wiltshire Council Planning portal. The consultation period ends on 24th February, with a target...

DofE Award Continues to run

We are still running the DofE award this year as planned.  There may well be some adjustments such as a remote training day (which BXM are already working on) and potentially not allowing overnight stays on expedition, but we...

IT Equipment for students- an appeal

St John's is asking for help to provide IT equipment for students who are learning from home. Remote learning is currently the norm for most students, with only small numbers allowed to attend school. We've launched a fundraising...

“Tell me a Story” Poetry Competition

ANNOUNCING Narrative's Sixth Annual "Tell Me a Story" High School Writing Contest Narrative invites our entire global community of high school teachers and student writers ages 15–18 to submit a POEM on the theme of ESCAPE. This year, for the first...

Students show huge support for local charity

St John's students and staff have been creating gift boxes, packed with presents for adults and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Today, representatives from HVDV - Helping Victims of Domestic Violence, registered charity #1161380 collected the packages...

New sports facility plans take shape

St John’s is preparing to submit a planning application that will expand sports provision for the school's 1700+ students and ensure that local community groups have access to a wider range of facilities. The area outside the main entrance has...

Welcome to our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening launches today. Current Year 11 students and parents have been invited to attend our Live Open Evening at 5pm on Thu 19th November, which includes a presentation from Principal Mr Tucker, Director of...