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.

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

School is closed for summer break.

6th Form Centre

St John's 6th Form Centre

Newsletter 19th march 2021

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Newsletter 12 March 2021

Please use the link below to view or download our newsletter. Newsletter 12 March 2021

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Letter to Parents/Guardian 1st March 2021

The return day for all of our pupils is fast approaching and I am sure you are eagerly…

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Letter to Parents/Guardian 23rd Feb 2021

Dear Parents/Guardian, As you are all undoubtedly aware the latest government statement was issued last night by the…

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Letter to Parents/Guardian 9th Feb 2021

Dear Parents/Guardian, I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. Please use the link below to…

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Therapist Provision During the Covid Restrictions

The Therapies’ continuity plan follows the announcement by the Government on 4th January 2021, that all schools would…

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"The first time I set a foot on the land of St John’s I felt peace within me. Thank you…read more

“Been the best thing for my child and St. John’s input will stay with him and sustain him throughout his…read more

The confidence of the pupils comes from them feeling secure in their environment and the knowledge that they are liked…read more

I am truly overwhelmed by your efforts and that of the incredible team of speech and language therapists at St…read more