St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School

Surrey, United Kingdom


Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School

Our aim is simple – we want to be the best school in the country! By this we mean that all our students will receive a better education here than they would at any other establishment.

We want our students to:
  • Deepen their relationship with God
  • Love learning
  • Achieve their academic potential
  • Have a wide range of experiences both in and out of the classroom
  • Grow into happy, confident, resilient and articulate young people
  • Leave SJB equipped to lead fulfilling lives and make a positive contribution to society
And so a bit about us...

SJB is part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust. We are a group of fourteen schools in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton who have come together to work collaboratively for the benefit of all the children we serve. The Trust's aim is to provide a caring and supportive environment within which all children receive the best possible education.

Achievement is at the forefront of everything we do at SJB and it would be fair to say it is "cool" to achieve. Our staff are vibrant, enthusiastic and passionate about ensuring our students get the very best deal.

At our last OFSTED inspection (June 2014) we were judged to be outstanding in every category. We are very proud of achieving this result and it is especially pleasing for the students and staffs hard work to be externally recognised in this way. Please do not think we know all the answers, we don't. Our mission is to be the best school in England and we will continually look for ways to improve.

We are very committed to improving the whole school system. For many years we have been a Teaching School, Maths Hub and SCITT (we are currently the largest SCITT provider in the country). This means we are able to offer our staff new opportunities in: training future teachers; developing Maths teaching across all phases and supporting local primary and secondary schools. We currently have a number of staff that work, in a variety of capacities, in other schools. We work hard to offer development to all stages of a teachers career; from initial teacher training to NPQH for prospective Headteachers.

We are very proud to have been designated as one of the first World Class Schools in 2015 an award that was ratified again in 2018. More recently we have been recognised as “transforming” under the SSATs Framework for Exceptional Education in four aspects of our practice including: culture of reflection; professional learning; variety of teaching; and leadership through moral purpose. We aspire to achieve accreditation for all aspects and will be working towards achieving more this year!

Every Day is Open Day at SJB and visitors are very welcome.

We can only achieve all this by employing the very best teachers and are hoping that this is where you can help! Every Day is Open Day at SJB and visitors are very welcome. 

James Granville Hamshar - Head of School 

For details of all our vacancies please visit our website: 

https://www.sjb.surrey.sch.uk/about/vacancies.php

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Location


Address: Elmbridge Lane, Kingfield, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 729343
What people say about us

The headteacher’s inspirational leadership, which promotes a vision of excellence in learning for all, is at the heart of the school...All staff in the school are encouraged to take on responsibilities and to make improvement their highest priority.

- Ofsted, 2014

Teaching is often inspirational and the school has been very successful in seeking imaginative ways of continually improving it.

- Ofsted, 2014