St Mary’s and St John’s (SMSJ) School is a unique Church of England Foundation, supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS) and the London Borough of Barnet. In 2014, the LDBS in partnership with Barnet Local Authority established SMSJ as an all through school located across three individual campuses.
Information, advice and guidance is provided at each stage, to ensure that your child has access to the range of subjects which will assist them in their individual career path. As an inclusive all-through school, we ensure additional support is made available for SEND students throughout their education.
Neale House Campus, Prothero Gardens, NW4 3SL
Nursery, Reception and Years 1 to 4
We believe that young children feel secure when they feel safe, valued and cared for. We ensure that each child is cherished and given the encouragement and devotion they deserve. Throughout our Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, we motivate each child in a positive way to help them to find interest, satisfaction, enjoyment and a sense of achievement in their schoolwork and a sense of wonder in the world around them.
Bennett House Campus, Sunningfields Road, NW4 4QR
Years 5 to 8
Children within our primary phase follow the National Curriculum and at Key Stage 2, an increasingly challenging academic programme promotes and secures high levels of progress. SMSJ children in our primary phase have specialist staff for subjects such as Physical Education, Music, Drama, Dance and Modern Foreign Languages. As an all through school, our children also have access to specialist facilities for Food and Nutrition, Science, Performing Arts and Physical Education.
Key Stage 3, students from Years 7 to 8 follow a broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum incorporates English, Mathematics, Sciences, History and Geography, specialist Music, Art, Drama, Design Technology, Computer Science, Oracy, Religious Studies, PSHCEE, a range of Modern Foreign Languages, and a full programme of Dance and Physical Education.
Stamford Raffles Campus, Downage, NW4 1AB
Years 9 to 13
Years 9 to 11, our expectation is that students study a full suite academic GCSEs. In addition, students will choose from more practical subjects such as Art, Design & Technology, the Performing Arts, Business & Enterprise, Computer Science and Physical Education.
With a wide variety of strong, widely-recognised A-level courses from which to choose, the SMSJ Sixth Form curriculum allows your child to build a portfolio of excellence, demonstrating to university admissions tutors and employers a depth and breadth of understanding in a wide range of fields. Drawing upon links with universities and their world-leading research and resources, exploring best practices, and combining our own diverse experience in education, we’re setting an example of what’s truly possible for secondary school education – one that builds character and academic success.