St. John’s School

Maximising each pupil’s potential to be independent

St. John’s School

Maximising each pupil’s potential to be independent

The aims of St. John’s School are to:

Maximise each pupil’s potential to be as independent as possible in their lives

  • Ensure all children & young people can engage, progress and achieve within their learning
  • Enable all children & young people to develop their knowledge and skills in: Maths, Science, English, technological, human & social, physical, aesthetic & creative learning opportunities
  • Promote the intellectual, personal, spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development of all children and young people at the school, together with their sense of citizenship and their place within the school, the wider community and modern Britain.

Our Staff

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

The relationships, routines and environments are personalised, adapted to help children and young people to develop behaviours for learning, engage with their education, build self-confidence and cultivate ambition and aspiration.

Our Campus in Seaford

St. John’s School provides excellent learning and recreational environments, including:

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Playing fields & grounds for outdoor learning
  • Horticulture area including polytunnels and flower garden
  • Sensory garden
  • An ‘open all day’ café/venue – Harmonies
  • IT hub and project space
  • Science room
  • Outdoor gym
  • ‘OPTI Music’ studio
  • Sports hall
  • Tennis courts/basketball
  • Youth Club
  • Sensory room
  • Music studio
  • Art room
  • Fully equipped food tech room

Get Involved

St. John’s is a non-maintained independent specialist school and independent specialist college

School-Based Learner Profile

St. John’s offers an inclusive environment for young people whose learning, social, emotional and/or communication difficulties are too complex for many mainstream educational settings to support.

Many children and young people at St. John’s have complex diagnoses – their needs do not always fit into a single or simple diagnosis, and therefore all C&YP are assessed, and their programmes individually designed to meet their specific needs.

St. John’s supports a wide range of young people with additional and specific needs.

In particular, we support young people from 7-19 who:

  • Find communication and interaction difficult
  • Have complex behaviours
  • Struggle with their social and emotional functioning
  • Require personalised community-based programmes of study
  • Alongside one of these needs identified above are also struggling with issues around identity
  • May require residential provision.