Coronavirus Update

The government announcement last night indicated that nothing significant has changed the school is remaining closed for most of our students although arrangements are still being made for individual students to access provision at school. We need to remain “Alert”, as we are still at a delicate stage of this pandemic. We are continuing to support students and their families in their own homes for social distancing guidelines set out by the government to continue to be maintained. Contact can be made via You can keep up to date with the Schools Status here

If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact or call 07786 734267

Welcome to St John’s RC School

St John’s RC School is 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.

Since September 2015, we have been in partnership with New City College and provide a 19-25 provision for those students who are not quite ready for mainstream college. We aim to bridge this gap by meeting their individual needs.

Based in Woodford Green, Essex we have students from across the county as well as the London Boroughs. Although we are a Roman Catholic school we welcome pupils from all faiths and backgrounds.

School Status

The school will remain closed to most pupils in response to the coronavirus emergency and government guidance.

6th Form Centre

St John's 6th Form Centre

We are very proud of our school and our team of highly skilled and dedicated staff, including music, speech and language therapists, learning mentors and learning support assistants who work together to ensure that our pupils achieve and grow in confidence and self-esteem within a community of care and learning; developing their independent living skills to their full potential. We offer a curriculum that is varied and challenging and as students progress through the school many achieve accreditation through AQA awards, OCR, Asdan and BTEC where this is appropriate.

Our pupils tell us that St John’s is a happy school and I hope that our website gives you some insight into life here at St John’s. You are very welcome to speak to or visit us in person to find out more.

Wendy Killilea
Head of School

School Status 19th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers, Following Gavin Williamson’s announcement yesterday, things continue to unfold and more information is being…

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COVID-19 – Temporary Closure of St John’s College – 19 March 2020

Thursday, 19 March 2020 Dear Parents and Carers COVID-19: Temporary Closure of St John's College Following on from…

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Guidance and information on Coronavirus

Information Posted 22nd may 2020 The government has announced in the past few days that the intention is…

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New Minibus Arrives

A very big thank you to all at Mini Spares of Potters Bar who raised money on our…

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Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Our autumn newsletter is now available Here Our other newsletters can be found Here

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Sticklebacks 2019

On 17th January 2019 the St John’s Sticklebacks swimming team made their way to the Olympic Park in…

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