Admission to St John's
The main points of admission to St John's for day pupils are at 4+ into the Kindergarten (up to 40 children) and at 7+into the 1st Form (up to 16 children). Admission at other ages is dependent upon the availability of places.
Admission to Boarders aged 8 and above is dependent upon a place being available in the day school.
Admission to Choristers (aged 8+ when they join the school) is by a Voice Trial.
Further information can be gained from this website, through the links provided below and from the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Mary Walsh, who can be contacted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by phone (01223 353652) or by writing to:
Mrs Mary Walsh
St John's College School
75 Grange Road
Cambridge CB3 9AB
The Admissions Secretary arranges for all prospective parents to spend a good deal of time at the school, touring each of the school's sites (usually with children) and meeting with herself, the Headmaster and/or the Head of the Junior Department as appropriate. Parents are most welcome to bring their children but they need not imagine that the school will be 'interviewing' them or otherwise assessing them at this time. The purpose of the visit is simply that we should meet and get to know each other in a relaxed setting, and that parents should have an opportunity to the see the school in action, experience its atmosphere, discuss its educational approach and ask any questions before deciding whether to proceed with registration.
Having registered their application for a place for their child, parents will thereafter be kept fully informed, by the Admissions Secretary, of the progress of the admissions process. The school does its best to avoid creating large waiting lists and to give parents the earliest possible indication of whether a place will be available. We understand that in a matter as important as the education of one's child, the admissions process can be an anxious one and we endeavour to reduce this anxiety wherever possible.
We shall be very happy to send you our information pack, which aims to provide a picture of the life of the school as it really is. The information pack includes the following items. Where these are available on the website, a link is provided.
The school’s magazine, 'The Eaglet', which provides an annual record of school life and is created largely by the children. The Eaglet contains the Headmaster's retrospecton the last year.
Headmaster's Retrospects relating to previous years are also provided to prospective parents.
School Calendar (available in hardcopy)
Parents of prospective boarders will receive the following additional information:
Handbook for Boarders and their Families
Parents of prospective choristers will receive the following additional information:
Handbook for Choristers, Probationers, and their Families
The website contains a large amount of further information that may be of interest. The Getting to Know the School section of the website provides links to areas that may be of particular interest to prospective parents.
We hope that the above information will help you to gain a real understanding of the nature and ethos of St John's before your visit so that you can make the best use of your time with us. We look forward very much to welcoming you.
Kevin L Jones