About Us

Located in Southsea, Hampshire, St John’s College is a Christian independent day and boarding school for girls and boys ages 2 – 18 years.

We are a non-selective independent school offering a rounded education and providing opportunities for pupils through an extensive range of activities to develop talents and create confident young people for the future.  Our quest for academic excellence is paramount, but our aim is that everyone should fulfil their potential, whatever that may be.

The College was founded in 1908 by a Lasallian community of Brothers established by John Baptist De La Salle, the patron saint of teachers.  In September 2015 we became independent from the De La Salle Trust but we remain a Lasallian school and continue to follow our Founder’s vision in both our academic and pastoral care.

The College is located in Southsea – a small seaside town in the historical city of Portsmouth, which is the UK’s only island city.  Our Nursery, Junior School, Senior School, Sixth Form College and Boarding School are all situated on the one 6-acre campus, and we own extensive Playing Fields in Farlington – on the outskirts of the city.

Boarding School

St John’s College is located in the heart of Southsea, a small seaside town in the Navy city of Portsmouth, ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND. The school is easily accessible by public transport and is approximately a 90-minute drive from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

A boarding community has been integral to the life of St John’s ever since the School’s foundation in 1908; currently approximately 100 students board with us. Boarders range in age from Year 4 (aged 8/9 years) to Year 13 (aged 17/18 years), and come from a wide variety of backgrounds – including some from overseas and some from service/military families.

Fees and charges 2018/19
Years 7 to 13 £4,030 £12,090
UK Boarding (including tuition fees) £8,695 £26,085
Overseas Boarding (including tuition fees) £9,580 £28,740