September 2016 Last Friday, after tough competition which led to extensive discussions, we have chosen our positions of responsibility for the academic year 2016 – 2017 and I am delighted to announce Alistair Fletcher as Head Boy and Millie Watkins as Head Girl. Ellis Davies and Charlotte Carpenter are their Deputies. Other positions of…September 29, 2016
St John’s on-the-Hill School hosted its first Academic Enrichment Evening, on 20 September 2016, which saw children from Years 6-8 and their parents fully immersed in the art of origami. David Griffiths, Deputy Head Academic, said: “It was absolutely brilliant to see the children and their parents engaged in origami, often working together and sometimes…September 21, 2016
St John’s on-the-Hill pupil, Guy Jones, aged 11, is believed to be the youngest student to gain an A* in GCSE Latin. Guy was introduced to Latin by his grandfather at the age of five and is so competent in the language that he sat his GCSE exam early. St John’s Head of Languages, Aurélie…September 21, 2016
On Monday 12 September 2016, three Year 6 pupils – Grace Curtis, Ffion Hillman and Aidan Kitching – attended the semi-finals of the Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge at Longwell Green Primary School, following their success in round 1 of the competition. During round 1, St John’s pupils learned Romanian using fun, interactive games and challenges…September 13, 2016
On Monday 12 September 2016, three Year 6 pupils – Grace Curtis, Ffion Hillman and Aidan Kitching – attended the semi-finals of the Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge at Longwell Green Primary School, following their success in round 1 of the competition. During round 1, St John’s pupils learned Romanian using fun, interactive games and challenges…September 12, 2016
St John’s on-the-Hill ended the school year with an inspirational Speech Day on Saturday 2nd July 2016. Roger Jones, Interim Warden, Dean Close Foundation, gave a welcome speech followed by a rousing performance from the school’s Pre-Prep children who sang The Can Can music by Jacques Offenbach and Those Magnificent Men by Ron Goodwin. St…July 20, 2016
St John’s on-the-Hill School’s annual Summer Concert, on 30 June 2016, celebrated music from Disney and this year’s most popular films, with its theme A Night At The Movies. The children dressed as though they were attending the Oscars and felt like movie stars as they entered the grand marquee, via the red carpet. They…June 30, 2016
Ross Haines, a former Head Boy at St John’s on-the-Hill School, who went on to become a prefect at Dean Close, receives a letter of praise from the Brandon Trust. Dear Sir, My name is Samantha Dee and I’m the Inclusion coordinator and Employment project lead for the Brandon Trust, a registered charity that…June 29, 2016
The South African exchange has continued for more than 16 years and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those Year 7 children who are fortunate enough to go. This year the trip certainly did not disappoint. As soon as our group touched down in Cape Town, we were greeted by children from Rondebosch Boys and Herschel…June 13, 2016
St John’s on-the-Hill’s School Choir got the grand finale of the Wye Valley River Festival off to a brilliant start with an eclectic mix of songs. The Choir, made up of children from Years 4, 5 and 6, sang a selection of songs, including Naughty from Matilda, a gospel medley, Count on Me and Working…May 18, 2016
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St John’s on-the-Hill School celebrated World Book Day with a Big Book Swap! A huge amount of books were brought...
Excellent for academic achievement Excellent for personal development This was confirmed by the recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate...