St John’s Beaumont is a Roman 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 step is registration and on receipt of a completed form together with a non-refundable registration fee of £90 the child’s name is added to our lists for possible entry and families are invited to an interview with the Headteacher.
Following this meeting, prospective pupils for Pre-Prep, Nursery to Year 2, are invited for a taster morning/day which 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 him 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 3-5 will be invited to spend the day with their peer group and undertake an in-class Maths and English assessment. Older pupils entering into Years 6 to 8 will also sit English & Maths assessments 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.
The School would, in almost all cases, expect to inform parents of our decision within 2 days of their assessment day.
Once a formal offer of a place has been made, parents are required to confirm acceptance by completing an acceptance form and forwarding a non-returnable deposit of £500 (day pupils and boarders whose parents are resident in the United Kingdom) or a charge equivalent to one terms fees (boarders whose parents are resident outside of the United Kingdom). In all cases, this deposit will be deducted from the child’s final term’s fee.
Overseas 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.
Under its constitution, the School has a duty to preserve and maintain its Roman Catholic character and mission. It is a condition that all applicants and parents respect and support the Roman Catholic nature of the school and its rights and rituals. In particular, pupils must attend all religious education classes, religious services, assemblies and other occasions of worship