St John’s on-the-Hill School’s musical The Wizard of Oz wowed audiences with superb singing, comedy and high energy dancing. The 47 strong cast of Year 7 and 8 pupils put on three performances of the classic tale on Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March to packed-out audiences at the school. Connie Davies shone…March 25, 2019
Years 5 and 6 staged two productions of Archie Dobson’s War with different children in each cast. With great maturity and focus, both casts told the story of World War One through the eyes of ten-year-old Archie; initially he thinks it will be a great adventure, but grows to understand the true cost of war….March 7, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill School celebrated World Book Day with a Big Book Swap! A huge amount of books were brought into school and swapped and the children, from Pre-Prep right through to Year 8, had a fabulous time. Our Head of English Mr Downie inspired the children with a famous quote by Frederick Douglass, who…March 7, 2019
The annual Year 6 K’Nex Challenge, hosted by Gloucester-based company STEMworks, took place on Thursday 7 February. Pupils learnt about the various types of engineers and the qualities needed to succeed in the roles. Pupils were shown a clip of Wallace and Gromit launching a shopping robot to buy a big roll of cheese from…February 7, 2019
Excellent for academic achievement Excellent for personal development This was confirmed by the recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate at Chepstow’s preparatory school for children up to 13 years, part of the Dean Close Foundation. According to the inspectors, St John’s pupils are: ‘highly motivated and confident, positively embracing new challenges and opportunities’. Pupils:…February 4, 2019
Pre-Prep children used their passports to travel to Australia, New Zealand, France, Mexico, Japan, Canada, China, India, Africa, Germany and many other interesting places during Geography WOW week in January. Rainforest Dave entertained the children with stories of life in the rainforest and brought in snakes, spiders, creepy crawlies and different artifacts from his…February 1, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill came 1st in the Primary Schools Gymnastics Competition on Thursday 31 January. Year 3 and 4 pupils competed against teams from seven other local schools in a range of events. The judges were really impressed with the pupils’ high standards and superb routines.January 31, 2019
Former Housemartin turned children’s author Stan Cullimore paid a visit to St John’s on-the-Hill school on Friday. After wowing them with poems, songs and anecdotes, the Bristol Post columnist was treated to the school’s Chamber Choir performing some Housemartins’ songs, including the Number 1 hit Caravan of Love. Stan said: “Great school, great kids, great…January 18, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill Year 8 pupils Ffion, Wilf, Aidan and Anna placed in the top 5 in the country (out of 1260 teams) at the Young Mathematicians’ Awards Final at Cambridge University on Wednesday 9 January. The children had an inspiring day at Cambridge University where they met Bobby Seagull, the ambassador for the competition,…January 9, 2019
Our highly qualified and experienced team make every day varied and enjoyable for our children. We appreciate the unique needs of every child and the importance of learning through play.
We want our pupils to be curious and persistent learners; excited by, and interested in the world around them. We endeavour to develop a passion for life and place a huge focus on enquiry based learning.
On Saturday 6th July St John’s on-the-Hill School celebrated the end of the academic year with a rousing Speech Day....
We have received the fantastic news that 14 of the 18 pupils who participated in the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge...