St John’s International School (Sidmouth)
A Historic Background
St John’s International School is an independent school situated in Devon, and stands on a hill with a view of the town of Sidmouth directly below.
St John’s is a co-educational school for students ranging from nursery age to those studying for their A Levels, and includes an international study programme. It is one of just over a dozen schools in the whole of the UK which offers the International Baccalaureate for Primary Years. Senior study concludes with 11 IGCSE subjects, and both A Levels and AS Levels are taught in sixth form.
The school also runs an International Programme for students from overseas, with both short term and long term programmes being available. The latter is integral in preparing students wishing to enter the British education system full-time.
Good, well-used and regularly maintained drama and art rooms/studios for all ages, with plenty of music spaces/rooms with all manner of instruments.
Dormitories accommodate the younger students, with a total of ten per room, with single/twin rooms available for older students. There is a homestay programme run in conjunction with families in the beautiful seaside town of Sidmouth, and many of whom have their own children at the school.
The school has its very own medical facility, and staff can be reached at any time of the day or night.
The sport curriculum is divided into football, rugby and hockey for the boys, whilst the girls play netball, hockey and football. Both boys and girls can do gymnastics, swimming or take tennis lessons. Music and drama is popular at the school, with both the junior and the senior students putting on seasonal productions.
There are regular school trips in the region, with walks on Dartmoor and along the Jurassic Coast, and there are also extracurricular activities such as snowboarding, indoor rock climbing and archery.
The school also offers a summer camp with a wide range of activities for both British students and international students, with the latter being provided with English language lessons from absolute beginner to advanced levels.