Joining Us

If you are considering sending your son or daughter to join us, I would like to assure you, that as a school primarily established to serve the needs of a highly mobile military community, we are experts in ensuring that children settle quickly in our positive and supportive school community. We also have a number of fee paying placements, for parents who wish to have a full UK compatible offer whilst living in Cyprus.

Our Learning Leaders and tutoring system give targeted attention to all of our students and our curriculum, in most cases, has the flexibility to be able to respond to individual needs.

Each of our schools has a Mobility Coordinator whose role is to ensure that your son/daughter transfers to us with the least possible impact on their continued education. Below are a range of documents that will help you make your decision and application. If we can help in any way, please let us know.

The process

Please contact the school at the earliest instance, either by e-mail or phone:

Mr Richard Roberts, School Admissions Officer
T: +357 2596 3888

You can download our Initial Contact Form above. Please complete this form and forward to Mr Roberts as soon as possible.

The school is able to issue a Certificate of Educational Clearance during working days only. Please ensure that you apply for your child’s please at St John’s School in time, as a Certificate of Educational Clearance may not be issued during the school holidays. Please aim to send your completed form by the last Friday of May for a September start.

If your child has additional medical or Special Educational Needs, a MASO may need to take place before an Educational Clearance can be considered. In this case, please aim to send in your completed form by the last Friday of April, as a MASO can take up to 6-9 weeks. Any forms received after this date, which require a MASO, may result in children not receiving an Educational Clearance for a September start.

The MOD has introduced a new Admission System – MOD Assessment for Supportability Overseas (MASO). This requires that certain information must be supplied by the parent and the prospective pupils’ current school before a Certificate of Educational Clearance can be issued, and a place offered.

Mr Roberts will be able to advise you on what information is required.

Once the Certificate of Educational Clearance has been issued it must be forwarded to the Families Section:

or by post to:

Families Section
Movement Support Services
Cedar 3A
Mail Point #3338
MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH

When you have your flight confirmed contact Mr Roberts, so he can book you an appointment to come into SJS for your child’s Induction, complete the admission process, have a tour of the school and purchase uniform.

If your child has any SEN requirements or a disability you will need to contact Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS). Further information about CEAS is available

Children’s Advisory Service (CEAS)
Civ: +44 (0)1980 618244
Mil: 94344 8244

Once your child has settled in to life at St John’s School they will be asked to complete a “Pupil Settling in Questionnaire”, which we will use to review our mobility process.

Non-Entitled Pupils

Children of parents who are not entitled to free education at St John’s School may attend on payment of fees, subject to the approval of SJS and MOD Schools.
People who work for the MOD are classified as “Entitled” therefore people who do not are classified as “Non-entitled”.

Current fees per PUPIL per TERM are:-
Sterling -£2815.32 per term [£8,445.96 per YEAR]
Please note that there are 3 terms per year.
Fees have to be paid to the Admin Office, by the end of the first full working week after the commencement of each term.

Bills will be sent to parents during the previous term. Cheques should be made payable to “MOD Accounting Officer” and sent to the school Finance Supervisor at the school address.

We will be pleased to show prospective Non-entitled pupils and their parents around the school.
Please contact Mr Roberts on +357 2596 3888 to arrange an appointment.

“Home Schooling”

If you decide on Elective Home Education whilst you’re posted overseas, further information can be found here: