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St John's on the Hill, Monmouthshire, Wales

Castleford Hill, Tutshill, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP16 7LE
Tel: +44 1291 622045  Fax: +44 1291 623932
Web: www.stjohnsonthehill.co.uk
Founded 1923
Headmaster: Nick Folland
Admissions Manager: Lorraine Colthart
Finance Director: Louise Strange

School attributes
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Age range:0 - 13
Day pupils: 190 boys and 130 girls
Annual day fees: £7,005 - £11,565
Weekly boarding pupils: 12 boys and 13 girls
Annual weekly boarding fees: £16,275 - £16,275
Full boarding pupils: 12 boys and 13 girls
Annual full boarding fees: £16,275 - £16,275
This school offers flexi-boarding.
TOTAL PUPILS: 214 boys and 156 girls
Staff numbers: 38 full time and 9 part time
Method of entry: Interview, Scholarship or bursary exam, Visit school, Taster days, Trial day at school
Accreditations and affiliations: BSA, IAPS, WISC, ISC
Religious affiliation: All denominations welcome, No religious affiliation
Scholarships and bursaries: Academic, All-rounder, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Boarding, Choral, Drama, Financial need, Music, Other bursaries, Other scholarships, Siblings, Sport

A word from the head

St Johnís on the Hill, a co-educational day and boarding prep school including a pre-prep as well as all year round day nurseries. Founded in 1923, St. Johnís combines the best traditional values with a modern approach. Offering both academic strength and all round breadth and diversity of opportunity, our emphasis is on high standards; academic, sporting, creative and social. We aim to provide the highest standard of care and education for children aged between 3 months and 13 + years. The school is a charitable trust controlled by a board of governors who are drawn from a wide background. The school is also a member of the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools and the Boarding Schools Association. St Johnís on the Hill is situated in its own extensive and attractive grounds on the border of Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, overlooking Chepstow castle and the picturesque Wye Valley.

Words and pictures can never do full justice to this particular school. There are aspects we cannot properly convey here; the significance we place on courtesy and good manners; the real sense of family atmosphere that prevails; the enormous amount of hard work put in by all the staff; and the genuine concern we have for the welfare and development of every child. And we can only hint at our beautiful setting and excellent facilities.

The schoolís principal aim is to provide an education for children aged 3 months to 13 years, both day and boarding, which will motivate, challenge, encourage and inspire them. Equally important, aims which underpin our work are:

*To successfully prepare our pupils both academically and socially for the next stage of education, normally at the age of 13.
*To create a safe, caring and happy environment within which all pupils feel valued and secure.
*To work closely with parents for the good of the children.
*To identify individual needs and to help children move towards realising their potential academically, intellectually, physically, aesthetically, culturally and spiritually.
*To resource the school to provide for a variety of educational experiences.

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School news and stories

St. Johnís on-the-Hill set new fundraising record for JDRL
St John's on the Hill, Monmouthshire, Wales
St. Johnís on-the-Hill school held a Charity Day to raise money for JDRF, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a charity that is dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. For the event, children got to dress up as anything beginning with the letters J, D, R or F. The pupils and staf... more... added 14 May 2015
Junior Golf 2015: Order of Merit Competition
St John's on the Hill, Monmouthshire, Wales
St. Johnís on-the-hill will host the Marriott St. Pierre Order of Merit golfing competition during its Summer Open Day on Saturday the 16th May 2015. On May 16th, St Johns on-the-hill School, Tutshill, Chepstow will host the Order of Merit golfing competition on behalf of Marriott St. Pierre. Th... more... added 7 May 2015
Mad Hatter Tea Party at St John's
St John's on the Hill, Monmouthshire, Wales
St Johnís on-the-Hill celebrated the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland with its own Mad Hatter Tea Party. Classes from Reception through to Year 8 joined together to make a memorable Tea Party with decorations, cakes and hats to mark the event. Pupils and staff were g... more... added 27 March 2015

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School testimonials

St John's Chamber Choir sing their hearts out at local cafe.
St John's on the Hill, Monmouthshire, Wales
As headmaster, it is always wonderful to receive glowing tributes from members of the community. After performing in Coffee #1 last week, a member of the public took the time to write to me stating ďWhat a privilege and joy to see a group of young children enjoying themselves. Talent they clearly ha... more... added 9 December 2014

School facilities

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Academic Languages Sport Activities Music Miscellaneous
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Welsh
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • First aid/life savers
  • Horse riding and management
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service

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    Special needs

    This school provides for individual pupils with these needs:

    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • Language and Communication Disorders
    • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
    • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

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