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Application process

Admission to our college

If you are interested in a placement at St. John’s College, please contact our admissions team. They will be able to talk through any questions you may have, organise informal tours of the college and advise you on the admissions process.

Young people come to St. John’s College from across the UK and we work with around 20 local authorities.

Before starting at St. John’s College, all individuals will have an assessment. This will involve:

  • key members of staff looking carefully at reports and available documentation
  • the student spending one or two days at St. John’s College. Sometimes, our staff will visit a potential student at home or in their current placement.

St. John's College special educational provision

St. John's College follows the Ambitious Approach model of education practice, designed to be used in our education settings to support children and young people with autism. It is a values-driven individualised approach to improving quality of life in an environment that understands behaviour and promotes measurable outcomes for young people, enabling us to offer a highly personalised curriculum, with the flexibility to change it as needed, and positively support our learners acquire new skills.

Find out more about the Ambitious Approach.

Applying for a place

Placements usually begin in September, but we will consider admission for a young person at other times, with the agreement of the Principal and Admissions team.

If you wish to apply, please contact the Admissions team and a member of the team will contact you within one working day.