St John’s Beaumont is a Catholic day and boarding school and accepts children from 3 to 13 years.  Children of all faiths are warmly welcomed if it is evident that they would benefit from a St John’s education and contribute positively to the ethos of the school. 

The usual points of entry are into Nursery from 3 years of age, Reception (aged 4 years), Year 3 (aged 7 years) and Year 7 (aged 11 years) although applicants may be admitted into other year groups if a space is available.

Upon first enquiry, parents are warmly invited to tour the school either by attending one of our open mornings or one of our regular school tours. Both opportunities aim to provide visitors with an authentic flavour of a normal day at St John’s.

The next steps are as follows:


To formalise the application, please complete the online registration form together with a non-refundable registration fee of £100. Your child’s name will then be added to our lists for possible entry.

We kindly ask that you forward us recent reports from your child’s current setting. We will also contact your child’s current school for a reference.

Applicants are then invited to a taster or assessment day and a have a family interview with the Headteacher.

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For pupils applying to Pre-Prep (Nursery to Year 2), a taster session will include an informal assessment by the respective class teacher. This assessment is designed to place each child at ease and allow us to observe them in as natural environment as possible. We are eager to see how each individual learns, meets new challenges and interacts socially with their peers.

Prospective pupils for Years 3 and above will be invited to spend the day with their peer group and undertake assessments in Maths and English which are overseen by our SEND department prior to spending the remainder of the day in class with their peers, again allowing us the opportunity to see how they interact with their peers and respond to new challenges and opportunities.

Applicants for boarding are invited to spend the night at St John’s.

All families are invited for a meeting with the Headteacher, Mr Barr.


In the days following your child’s visit to St John’s we will contact you to see how you felt they got on, as well as to provide you with feedback from our observations from the day.

An offer of a place will be formalised in writing from the Headteacher. A completed Acceptance form and deposit must be received within 14 days to confirm the child’s place.

International Candidates

St John’s Beaumont is a licensed UKVI sponsor and is able to support a Child Student Visa application.

International candidates (aged over 9 years) are required to sit the UKiset overseas pupil assessment at a local testing centre and will be invited for interview either at the school or online.

The purpose of the UKiset test is to ensure candidates are able to access the curriculum and have a satisfactory level of spoken and written English. St John’s Beaumont is not purely an academically selective school, however our selection process is designed to identify candidates who will benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education and who will also make a positive contribution to the wider life of the school.


If a child requires any learning support needs, the School must be made aware prior to assessment to ensure the pupil’s needs can be met within its planned resources.

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