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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


 
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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

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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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St John's on the Hill, Monmouthshire, Wales
St Johnís-on-the-Hill was delighted to welcome a pair of former pupils back to their roots recently. Helen Stickler, who is now Head Girl at Kingís School, Gloucester and plays hockey for Wales, was joined by Will Sharma, who is now in the Upper Sixth and showing his tremendous musical talent on ... more... added 26 September 2014

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  • 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
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    Special needs

    This school provides for individual pupils with these needs:

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

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    School reference: R10519

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