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Forthcoming open events

Please note that booking is not essential for the Whole-school Open Events (although pre-booking will save you time on arrival) but it is required for Discover and Taster Events.

Discover Event 11+ 13+ Wednesday 17 October 2018 9.00 - 10.45am Book now
Open Event 11+ 13+ 16+ Friday 26 April 2019 5.00 - 7.00 pm Book now
Open Event 11+ 13+ 16+ Saturday 27 April 2019 9.00 - 10.45am Book now

If you are unable to make any of the open events and would like to make an appointment to meet with The Head and have an individual tour of the school, please contact the Admissions Department on 01372 373000.


Whole-school open events (11+, 13+, 16+)

St John's holds four whole-school open events in September and May/June each year. During these events, the whole of the School is open and on show, and tours are given by current pupils. The Head and pupils will talk at 5:30 and 6:15pm on Friday and 9:30 and 10:15am on Saturday.

Although it is not essential to book a place in advance for a whole-school open event, you can save time on the day by completing the booking form for the open event of your choice in advance.

Whole-school open event parking

There is parking available in two locations for open events, as shown on the plan below.

Attendants will direct you to the car parks and to the two reception areas, also shown on the plan.


Discover events (11+, 13+)

'Discover St John’s' mornings are smaller events, for parents, held regularly throughout the year in the Old Chapel. 

Advance booking is required for Discover events.

Taster mornings (11+)

Taster mornings are designed to allow current year 6 prospective pupils to get a flavour of school life at St John's. 

Advance booking is required for Taster mornings.

Sixth Form events (16+)

For Sixth Form entry both the whole-school events and the Sixth Form specific events are recommended.

Advance booking is recommended for Sixth Form events.