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Welcome to SMSJ


Welcome to St Mary's and St John's, a vibrant and creative Church of England school for ages 3-18. At its heart is a clear focus on high quality education and academic achievement at all stages. We have a firm belief that 'Everything is possible,' with pupils' hard work and dedication, and teachers who are able to inspire, challenge and support students.

As a Church of England school, with a well-established and successful Primary phase, and a growing and flourishing Secondary phase, we are very proud of our strong learning community.  Our work is rooted in Christian values which we aim to both live and teach. Our traditional curriculum, which is thoughtfully planned and resourced to ensure pupils develop effective learning habits, is enriched by our chosen specialist subjects of Performing Arts and Business & Enterprise. Teaching staff are exceptionally well qualified and expected to plan with both inspiration and progress in mind in order to get the best out of every child. 

Enrichment activities are an important part of life at St Mary's and St John's and all pupils have the opportunity to participate in an enormous variety of activities.  For example, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, sports, music, drama, dance, and cooking, as well as residential trips. 

Pastoral care is well thought-out across the school. Whether in Nursery, the Primary or the Secondary phase, our motto of 'Nurture, inspire, excel', ensures that every effort is made to provide our students with the support and care needed to flourish as happy and successful individuals.

Students at SMSJ respect each other and value opportunities for learning. They work together in a productive and trusting atmosphere. Our students thrive on being given a high degree of responsibility, which leads to exceptional behaviour.  Student leadership is at the heart of our philosophy, and such opportunities, whether it is through the student council, curriculum advisors or prefects, or whether as interviewers, provide students with an opportunity to shape SMSJ.

We hope you come and visit us soon.

Marika Farrugia

Acting Principal