Placement at St. John’s

If you are interested in a placement at St. John’s, please contact our admissions team. They will be able to talk through any questions you may have, organise informal tours of the College and advise you on the admissions process. For more information on our admissions process, please click here to see our Admissions Policy . Please note that we have adapted aspects of our admissions process temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure we are adhering to the government guidelines.

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St. John’s young people come from across the country and we work with around 30 local authorities.

Before starting at St. John’s, all individuals will have an assessment. This will involve key members of staff looking carefully at reports and available documentation, the student spending one or two days at St. John’s and sometimes our staff visiting the student at home or in their current placement. In certain circumstances, we may admit a young adult without an EHCP. Please discuss this with our admissions team.

For more information, to request an application form, or to book a tour, students or parents/carers should contact our Admissions and/or Transitions teams.

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                                  Our Colleagues

All our colleagues are experienced in working effectively with vulnerable children and young people with complex diagnoses, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health issues.

Here is a list of some of the major training and qualifications that all staff working with our young people complete as standard:

  • Safeguarding
  • Communication and de-escalation
  • Autism Awareness
  • Autism and Sensory
  • Autism and Communication
  • NAS Autism Essentials
  • Maybo Positive Handling skills
  • L2 Therapeutic Skills
  • Epilepsy and the administration of emergency medication
  • Anaphylaxis and the administration of auto-injectors
  • Diabetes and the administration of medication and auto- injectors
  • Makaton
  • LGBT Awareness

Some of our amazing colleagues also have the opportunity to work towards the following major training and qualifications:

  • L2 Understanding Autism
  • L3 Supporting teaching and learning
  • L3 Education and Training
  • L4 Positive Behaviour Support
  • L5 Positive Behaviour Support
  • L5 Teaching Disable Learners
  • L5 Dyslexia Support and intervention
  • L5 Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Support and Intervention
  • First Aid
  • Sensory Integration
  • Assessment of Motor and Process Skills
  • Pecs
  • Talking mats
  • Attention Autism
  • Intensive interaction
  • IOSH
  • PDA
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Mental Health
  • Basic counselling skills
  • Understanding Attachment
  • Working with complex trauma
  • Understanding child and adolescent behaviour
  • Working with self-injury
  • Supporting visual impairments
  • Supporting those with hearing impairments

Contact Admissions

St. John's College Admissions

For the college – young people and adults, aged 19-25

Jo Weeks
T: 01273 244000


Local authority professionals should contact our admissions manager, if they would like to make a referral for either the school or college, discuss a possible placement, or fees.

Liz Coles 
T: 01273 244 008