Coronavirus Update

We have had to make the difficult decision to close the school from Friday 27th March 2020 until the end of the Spring term as we have reduced numbers of staff with the necessary skill set to ensure the safety of all students. This includes Teaching & Learning, Therapies, Maintenance and Catering. Please continue to check the website for further updates and more details as to when the school will reopen.

School is continuing to work remotely. Contact can be made via

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

The Panthers strike again

From the Sports Desk   On the 11th May, on a very dark, wet day the St John’s…

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Earth Day 22nd April 2016

Earth Day 22nd April 2016 On Friday, leaders from 160 countries will officially sign the Paris Climate Agreement…

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The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis and the Jubilee Year of Mercy

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Diocesan Section 48 Inspection of The Catholic Life and Religious Education in schools

Dear Families, We have received notification that we will shortly be inspected as part of the Diocesan arrangements…

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Sonlight In Concert Friday 11th March

St John's pupils had a very special treat on Friday morning with a live concert from Sonlight, a…

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St John’s Post 19 College building is well on the way to completion

New Building Update St John’s College The builders have worked tirelessly throughout the winter and we are hoping…

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

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

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

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