Joining Us

As a school primarily established to serve the needs of a highly mobile military community, we are expert at ensuring your child settles quickly into our positive and supportive school community. Students whilst at St John’s School benefit from exceptional resources, housed in excellent, well maintained accommodation. Taught by experienced subject specialists in class sizes that average below twenty; students of all abilities and from all educational backgrounds are able to make rapid academic and pastoral progress.

Aided by the size of our student population, which numbers 300, we are well placed to support each and every child as an individual, where every aspect of their education and wider wellbeing is noticed and catered for.

Key Documents

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 School Admissions Officer

Mr Richard Roberts, School Admissions Officer
[email protected]
T: +357 2596 3888

The Process

Step 1

Please download our Initial Contact Form from the key documents section above.

Please complete this form and forward to Mr Roberts as soon as possible.

Step 2

Mr Roberts will review the initial contact form and arrange an informal discussion via Teams. This will give you opportunity to find out a little bit more about the school and ask any questions you may have.

In most cases Mr Roberts will then be able to issue a Certificate of Educational Clearance.

Please note that these Certificates of Educational Clearance can only be issued during term time.

Please ensure that you apply for your child’s place at St John’s School in time and aim to send your completed form by the last Friday of May for a September start.

What if my child receives additional support in school or has an Educational Health Care Plan?

If your child has additional medical or Special Educational Needs, an MOD Assessment for Supportability Overseas (MASO) will need to be completed. Details regarding the MASO can be found in the key documents section above.

A MASO 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. If a MASO needs to be completed, 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.

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

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 www.gov.uk/guidance/childrens-education-advisory-service

Children’s Advisory Service (CEAS)
Civ: +44 (0)1980 618244
Mil: 94344 8244
E-mail: [email protected]

Step 3

Once the Certificate of Educational Clearance has been issued, it must be forwarded to the Families Section:
E-mail: [email protected]

or by post to:

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

Step 4

When you have your flight confirmed please contact Mr Roberts who will:

  • book you an appointment to come into SJS
  • complete the admission process
  • lead a tour of the school
  • facilitate the purchase of uniform
  • introduce your child/children to their Form Tutor and Head of Key Stage
  • introduce your child/children to their student buddy, who will assist in settling them into school and the wider community.

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 the Headteacher.


People who work for the MOD are classified as “Entitled” therefore people who do not are classified as “Non-entitled”.

Current fees per student 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: