Welcome to St John’s RC School

We are a non-maintained special school offering day provision for pupils aged 5 to 19 with a wide range of needs including moderate to severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with associated speech language and communication difficulties.

Although we are a Roman Catholic school we welcome pupils from all faiths and backgrounds.

Sue Burnside

Sue Burnside
Head Teacher

School is closed for Summer break.

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St John's 6th Form Centre

Grand Summer Draw Ticket Winners 2015

St John’s RC School Grand Summer Draw 11th July 2015 Winners 1st Prize – 22” Samsung LED HD TV M Moore 1140 2nd Prize - Kew Garden Tickets J Rouse…

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Chigwell Riding Trust Open Day

Chigwell Riding Trust Open Day

Chigwell Riding Trust For Special Needs have an Open Day on the 5th July 2015 from 11am to 4pm. Chigwell Riding Trust was the first riding centre for people with…

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Summer Fete

Summer Fete

St John’s School Summer Fete Saturday 11th July 12:00pm to 3:00pm Turpins Lane, Woodford Bridge, Essex IG8 8AX Adults: £1 . Children Under 16: 50p. St John’s Students: Free. Water into Wine,…

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London Disability Athletics Competition Lea Valley Stadium

London Disability Athletics Competition Lea Valley Stadium

St John’s was proud to send an athletics team to this challenging event at the Lea Valley Stadium, Picketts Lock, on Monday 8th June. Thanks to the team manager, Roger…

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Face 2 Face Befrienders Project

Face 2 Face Befrienders Project

20th May saw the grand Launch of the Face 2 Face Befrienders Project in Redbridge and Waltham Forest . St John’s was represented at the event by Sue Fahey our…

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An Amazing Act of Generosity

I thought that you may like to know about this. A little while ago a man out running in Barking came across a book of St John’s Fete Raffle tickets…

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Testimonials

I am truly overwhelmed by your efforts and that of the incredible team of speech and language therapists at St John’s School. …sometimes as Carers/Parents, we miss opportunities to appreciate how much difference professionals like you do make in our lives and that of our children. Often, it’s the little conversations, the easily-forgotten asides, the friendly smile and indeed brief compliments that mean so much and make the difference to carers like me. To avoid forgetting this important gesture, I just wanted to take some time to express how much I enjoyed talking to you and listening to you last week, and the advice you gave me. Really, I only had a vague notion of the support the boys needed, but you translated my concerns into action. Even more the attention to detail at making the travel stories for the boys, not forgetting the teddy raffles during the summer fete last Saturday.

Your team truly stand out and I am blessed to have my boys supported and nurtured by you. I am particularly moved by your swift follow ups on information about swimming, the school nurse, the waiting list for the School Paediatrician, as well as going out of your way and making contacts with other colleagues just that my boys and I can access the right support.

Thank you! …for caring,

After visiting St John’s ,for the first time as a prospective parent, I was so impressed by the caring, family atmosphere that I knew that I wanted my youngest son to come here. After an exhausting ,year long, battle Ian finally arrived at the school. Four years later I can say that our expectations have been more than met. Ian has improved from the little boy who was locked in his own world and following his own agenda to one who wants to take part in everything that is going on. The biggest thrill for me is to hear him talking and reading as he was virtually non verbal when he arrived.

Recently I became a governor at the school in the hope that I can give back something of what St John’s has given to Ian and our family.