Situated in the diverse and stimulating city of Brighton, St. John’s College provides learners aged 19yrs to 25yrs with skills and qualifications that will contribute to a fulfilling and purposeful adult life.

The curriculum offered at the college is tailored to meet the needs of the individual and is structured in such a way to enable learners to build upon their learning experiences into areas of particular interest encompassing the acquisition of skills in a range of vocational, employability and enterprise areas.

Each learner is supported in their learning by a multidisciplinary team of staff who work collaboratively to ensure they reach their full potential. With this support, all learners gain confidence, social skills and independence preparing them well for their future adult life.

At St John’s College learners will:

  • Have an individualised study programme comprising of English, mathematics, vocational learning and community work placements
  • Receive high-quality teaching and learning and assessment by a team of teachers with subject specialisms
  • Be supported by experienced keyworkers both in education and residential settings
  • Achieve learning outcomes under five key learning areas: Wellbeing, Communication, Skills, Independence and Employability
  • Make progress and achievement towards their individual EHCP outcomes
  • Work towards and achieve relevant qualifications at various levels including those at Entry level to Level 2 in English and Maths, vocational subjects such as; horticulture, catering, performing arts, IT & creative media, PSHE, Life skills, enterprise, supported employment and personal progress
  • Where appropriate, learners will be supported to access qualifications at local mainstream colleges
    Undertake functional skills learning (maths, English, IT and Communication) embedded throughout all learning activities
  • Receive indirect and direct support for learning from a range of therapists including; Occupational, Speech and Language, Physiotherapist, Psychology and Behaviour assistants, and medical staff
  • Access to a safe and inclusive community that aims to exemplify British Values; democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; respect for all and tolerance of those who are different
  • Have individual progress tracked and recorded in order to reflect and celebrate learning achievements that can be shared with parents and carers and presented at Annual Reviews
  • Have access to a variety of professional learning environments that reflect learner needs including; onsite café, deli preparation kitchen, professional theatre, music and recording studio, dedicated area to develop life skills, practical enterprise workshop, outdoor sports facilities including all-weather playing area, hard court area for basketball, tennis, bike riding and outdoor fitness gym equipment
  • Have access to specific offsite community learning venues such as a newly acquired Park Café, the World Peace Café, the Bevy community pub and market places
  • Have access to a comprehensive range of work experience placement in and around the city of Brighton which is responsive to learner interests, talents, and work aspirations
  • Be given information advice and guidance throughout their placement to support their decision making and planning of their future destinations.

 CQC Outstanding award given to St Johns