The curriculum at St John’s is challenging, knowledge based and prides itself on achieving excellence. We focus on nurturing independent students equipping them with the life skills necessary to succeed. Literacy, oracy, numeracy, resilience and organisational skills are vital in preparing students for the wider world of work and further study.

Students will develop a passion for learning through our aspirational, differentiated curriculum and through a wide range of enrichment opportunities. St John’s is a safe environment where we celebrate equality and diversity. Wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle is important, a carefully planned programme is delivered by specialist teachers.

Provision is in place for targeted support for all students through a mentoring programme. Critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking will lead to an appreciation of the world around them and prepare students to be global citizens.

Curriculum Aims - Art Art
Curriculum Aims - Biology Biology
Curriculum Aims - Business StudiesCurriculum Aims - Economics Business & Economics
Curriculum Aims - Chemistry Chemistry
 Classical Civilisations – TBA
 Computing & ICT
SJM Curriculum Info 2018-19 Year 8 - Design & Technology Design & Technology
Curriculum Aims - English Literature English / English Literature
Curriculum Aims - English Language English Language
 Food & Nutrition
 Forensic Investigation
Curriculum Aims - Geography Geography
Curriculum Aims - Health & Social Care Health & Social Care
Curriculum Aims - History History
 Latin – TBA
Curriculum Aims - Mathematics Mathematics
Curriculum Aims - Media Media Production
Curriculum Aims - Modern Foreign LanguagesCurriculum Aims - Modern Foreign LanguagesCurriculum Aims - Modern Foreign Languages Modern Foreign Languages
Curriculum Aims - Music Music
Curriculum Aims - Photography Photography
Curriculum Aims - PE Physical Education
Curriculum Aims - Physics Physics
Curriculum Aims - Politics Politics
 Science – TBA
Curriculum Aims - Sociology Sociology

Trips and Visits

The St John’s curriculum is enhanced by a variety of school trips, including many visits to theatres, museums, lectures, to name a few. In addition, a full range of other activities are on offer. In years past we have visited China, Gambia, Italy, Greece, France, Germany, Spain, and the USA.

  • Y8 upwards – Skiing Course
  • Y8 upwards – Watersports Course
  • Years 8 -10 – German Exchange in Vahingen an der Enz *
  • Year 9 – Chinese exchange trip
  • Year 9 – French Exchange trip with Limoges *
  • Year 9 upwards – History Field Trip – Year 9 Battlefields
  • Year 9 upwards – Geography Field Trip – Year 10 Lulworth Cove
  • Year 10-13 – Spanish Language Trip
  • Year 11-13 Art Trips to Paris, Barcelona, Rome or New York
  • Year 13 – Biology Field Trip – Pembrokeshire
  • Year 13 – Earth Science trip to Exmoor

* It is highly desirable that all children learning French and German should join in an exchange at least once.

All trips payments are managed through the ParentPay website.