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St Johns International School Sidmouth

Address: Broadway, Sidmouth EX10 8RG, United Kingdom

Description St Johns International School Sidmouth

  • Year of foundation: 1914
  • Location: Sidmouth, Devon, UK
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 250 people
  • Age of students: 2-16 years
  • Type of education: private co-educational school.

St Johns International School Sidmouth is an independent day and boarding school in Devon for boys and girls aged 2 to 16 years old, located on a hill overlooking the sea in the small, prosperous city of Sidmouth. St Johns School is relatively small: 200 local students + about 50 foreign students from more than 10 countries study here. Deep academic knowledge, the ability of students to communicate successfully, take into account the needs of others and take initiative are qualities that enable graduates of an educational institution to succeed at a university and succeed in their future life.

The school of St. John occupies a unique location in a vast historical area, has a beautiful view of Sidmouth and the world famous "Jurassic Coast" beyond. Sidmouth is a popular coastal city of Devon: guests come here to visit local beaches, red cliffs of the coastline and unique natural areas. The protected part of Lyme Bay attracts a large number of surfers, kayakers, sailing enthusiasts.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St Johns International School Sidmouth

Program name
from 2 800 £ / term

Junior - 1-6 class - from 2800 £ / trimester

Elementary School St. Johns accepts students grades 1-6. Students study in small, medium-sized groups under the International Baccalaureate program. Graduates of grade 6 do not pass SATS tests - their education ends with an exhibition of student achievements. Control tests are conducted in the classroom using a computer testing system. The selected approach provides a detailed and rapid understanding of the progress of students.

The junior school is located in a cottage settlement on the territory of St Johns International School. Children study the initial year program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The curriculum pays great attention to the formation of skills to learn, ask, acquire knowledge independently. Each child receives individual support for the disclosure of their personal potential, develops in the classroom and beyond.

from 8 650 £ / term

Senior - Grades 7-9 - from £ 3550 / trimester

The Senior school curriculum - the Clavis program - provides students with a versatile, balanced academic education based on the principles of International Baccalaureate and prepares them for the requirements of the new IGCSE. A key component of learning John's is shaping research skills, collaboration. The program ends with an exhibition that the students plan and create: the topics of the program are studied in depth, then the students present their ideas, projects, and studies to parents and invited guests.

Students in grades 10-11 are trained in the Cambridge IGCSE system - a popular international program for children from 14 to 16 years old. Developed more than 25 years ago, today it is recognized by leading universities, employers in the world and is an international pass to the next stage of study, the most important stage of preparation for the university. Students are presented with a broad, balanced, consistent curriculum: they choose up to 9 disciplines, 5 of which are core subjects, and the rest are selected from additional blocks.

from 10 000 £ / term

Short Course - 9-16 years old - from 5000 £ / half trimester

Short course students can attend St. John's for any period of time. During their studies, they study the local curriculum, get acquainted with British culture, teaching methods, and get acquainted with the life of pensioners. Students receive at least 10 EAL lessons per week (classes for students learning English as another language).

Pupils attend additional classes: they perform in plays, pantomimes, participate in sports competitions - rugby, netball, play music, horseback riding, attend local cultural events. Short course students also have the option to upgrade to the Pathway or Immersion program.

from 11 280 £ / term

Pathway, preparation for GCSE - 15-17 years - from £ 11280

At age 14 and older, students can choose a Pathway program that targets students who know English at a level no lower than B1. It includes up to 5 IGCSE subjects: English, mathematics, natural sciences, geography, home language. The schedule includes a minimum of 12 EAL lessons per week.

For those seeking an IGCSE training course, the Advanced Pathway course offers a wide range of options.

20.06.2020 -15.08.2020
from 830 £ / week

Summer Camp - from £ 850 / week.

All summer courses are held at St. John's in Sidmouth, a seaside town overlooking the sea, in beautiful historic buildings with modern amenities. The school has a vast territory and playgrounds, an indoor / outdoor pool, a gym, an adventure playground and tennis courts.

Programs offer:

  • Intensive language learning experience
  • Entertainment courses
  • Summer camp for children from 2 to 6 years.

Qualified staff will make fun for children fun, safe and memorable.

from 9 100 £ / term

Cambridge IGCSE (grades 10-11)

One of the most popular and respected international programs for students of 14-16 years old (10-11 grades): at this stage they are preparing for transition to the Sixth Form upper classes and for entering selected universities, significantly tightening their skills in academic and linguistic spheres.

Key Stage 4 - Cambridge IGCSE - has been around for over 25 years and is becoming more popular, accepted all over the world and very much appreciated. The curriculum is rich and diverse: each student studies about 9 subjects, 5 of which go in depth, and the rest at the elective level. In addition to standard academic areas, at the IGCSE level, children can study art and design, music, drama and theater, and engage in a variety of sports:

  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Run
  • Cross country
  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Rounds.

The educational process of children is constantly monitored to ensure the highest possible results, a quick correction of the curriculum, if necessary, individual attention to each.

Personal development is supported by additional classes and activities that can enhance the student's chances of enrollment in a selected college or university:

  • STEM
  • Oratory, Debate and Public Speaking Skills
  • Carnegie Readers
  • Engineering club "Formula 1"
  • Art and Design
  • Development of leadership skills and teamwork.

Tuition (for foreign students, full board) = 9100 £ / trimester.

Accommodation, housing and food

St Johns has been providing boarding services for over 100 years. The school is located in the suburbs of Sidmouth, which allows students to enjoy the surrounding nature. The building is equipped with excellent dining facilities, spacious playgrounds; It has a warm homely atmosphere, bedrooms, common rooms and other living spaces are equipped with everything necessary for comfortable living. Girls and boys are located in separate rooms, and access to the boarding school is controlled by electronic key cards.

Students are provided with single or double rooms. The comfortable, bright and clean rooms have single or bunk beds, a wardrobe, storage space under the bed and a desk for each child. In each hostel there are common rooms for living, recreation area, rooms for staff on duty.

Some participants choose a homestay option: they leave school at the end of a typical day with all the other students, but optionally stay over the weekend and join in organized excursions and activities.

By law, all students whose parents live abroad must have an adult guardian in the UK (except short-term students). The guardian is responsible for the student, legally representing the interests of the student.

Events St Johns International School Sidmouth

St Johns International School organizes events for boarders every weekend - the program includes activities, tours, sightseeing. Travel options:

  • Ice skating, visiting the Plymouth Marine Aquarium
  • Visit to Dartmoor
  • Hiking, climbing.

In the evenings during the work week, a number of interest clubs operate. Options for additional classes are focused on supporting personal development and thinking skills of high school students. Offered clubs include:

  • STEM
  • Public speaking, debates
  • Formula 1 Engineering Club
  • Art, design
  • Seasonal sports games, workouts.

Educational courses are aimed at the diversified development of students - at every stage they include a block of sports, music, and art:

  • Gymnastics, swimming, tennis and fitness, as well as related skills related to motor coordination, mobility and endurance, are included in the program for all students.
  • Music is a vital part of daily life in St. John's. Many students learn to play musical instruments, vocals.
  • Art and design is included in the curriculum for all ages, from the earliest daycare experience to IGCSE or A-Level Art and Design. Understanding of art, design helps to expand the cultural horizons of students, to expand their perception.


  • The school accepts students from 2 to 18 years. Children join at any age, but the most popular periods of admission are nursery (2.3 or 4 years), grade 3-4 (7-9 years), grade 7 (11 years).
  • The ratio of staff and students is 1 to 10, small class sizes (from 8 to 20 people) allow individual attention to be paid to each student.
  • St Johns International School is a non-selective school where students do not take a special entrance test. All students must pass an entrance test upon arrival in St. John’s to ensure that employees are fully aware of the needs and requirements of the students.

Equipment St Johns International School Sidmouth

The school offers the necessary conditions for sports, music, drama, art. The institution has the following facilities:

  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Playgrounds for field games, gymnastics, athletics
  • Trails for cross-country running.

The school chapel is a great venue for events such as concerts, performances by invited guests; the drama hall is used daily for rehearsals of the theater club and musical performances.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Full-time cost of St Johns International School Sidmouth (per trimester)


Tuition (full time)

1 cl.

£ 2250

2-4 cells

£ 2,800

5-6 cl.

£ 3,300

7-9 cl.

£ 3550

10-11 kl.

£ 3650

Tuition fees St Johns International School Sidmouth with accommodation (for trimester)


Tuition (boarding)

4 cl.

8650 £

5-6 cl.

8800 £

7-9 cl.

8970 £

10-11 kl.

£ 9,100

Pathway, Advanced Pathway

£ 11280

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee - £ 100
  • Deposit - tuition fee for the trimester
  • Music lessons (10 lessons of 30 min.) - 190 £ / trimester
  • Additional classes (tennis, dancing)
  • Individual lessons for 30 minutes. - £ 25
  • Transfer is charged separately.

Short courses

  • Registration fee - £ 200
  • Deposit - £ 500
  • Tuition Fee - £ 8,990 / trimester
  • Stay half trimester price - £ 5000
  • Out-of-pocket expenses of £ 20 / week

Summer camp with accommodation

  • Registration fee - £ 100
  • Deposit - £ 500
  • 1 week - £ 850
  • 2 weeks - £ 1600
  • 3 weeks - £ 2150

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 GBP
  • Transfer (one way) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 500 GBP
  • Pocket money 20 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Number of places in St. John's is limited, so parents are advised to apply in advance. The admission process includes the following steps:

  • The school will send the applicant an email with an EAL test (English as optional), which must be filled out.
  • Students fill out a registration form, pay a registration fee.
  • Prospective students provide reports, recommendations from the previous place of study.
  • The school officially offers enrollment.
  • Parents or official representatives of the student fill out the form, pay the deposit.
  • The school sends the relevant information, forms to fill out.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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