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St John's International School in Sidmouth, Devon, England is a co-educational boarding school for boys and girls located at the English Riviera! St John’s International School is an independent day and boarding school in Devon for boys and girls aged 2 -18. The school is situated on a hill in the beautiful town of Sidmouth and benefits from great facilities which include historic buildings, extensive grounds and playing fields, as well as such advantages as heated swimming pool, indoor sports hall and tennis courts.

We represent a warm, happy atmosphere, and we are proud that we can provide our students with a safe and sound environment which is appropriately adjusted to they individual needs. We are large enough to present our students with all of the additional facilities however, are also small enough to maintain a cosy and family atmosphere.

This International Boarding School participates in a programme of International Education Systems (IES) and connects traditional values with a modern approach to teaching and learning.

The main purpose of this boarding schools in UK for international students is to realise both short term and long term goals. Individual abilities of students are discussed with parents and we try to plan each student’s education in such a way as to help them develop and master their personal skills and hobbies. We want our students to become more independent in both thinking and learning, and this is why we encourage them to be more dependant from their skills.


St John’s International Summer Camps offer number of attractive summer courses for both national and international students. We provide them with a chance to learn and to have fun - and it is all set in a beautiful coastal area of the United Kingdom.

For international students who want to master their English language or UK children who want to experience the fun of a UK boarding school environment, St John’s International Summer Camps can offer you a wide choice of both fully boarding or just day programmes experience.

All Camps are set at St John’s School in Sidmouth, and we know that you will memorise these time forever.


  • 7 days boarding: 10, 940 per term
  • Needs based aid: Offered
  • Merit scholarschips: Offered

School size and facilties

International Boarding School facilities : 
Football/rugby pitches
Indoor 5 court sports hall (cricket nets)
Swimming Pool
Drama/Dance Hall
Tennis Courts

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 4 7 11
Day School: 74 86 160

Director Details

About the school

  • Dorm facilities:

    Girls and boys have separate boarding school accommodation and all access to it is controlled by electronic key cards. The first floor rooms are singles or doubles and the dormitories on the top floor accommodate up to 20 children. They are comfortable, bright and clean with single or bunk beds, a wardrobe, under bed storage and desk for each child. There are common rooms for boarders and a recreational area in each dormitory. The Housemaster lives in a downstairs flat and the boarding staff also have rooms within the school. Students have access to members of staff on duty in the evening and near their sleeping quarters during the night. When students are ill and need more personal care, they can be accommodated in our medical facility.

  • Dress code: Formal

Social life & attractions

Weekend excursions include:

  • Living Coasts Aquarium in Plymouth
  • Walking on Dartmoor
  • Clip ‘n Climb
  • Sightseeing in Exeter
  • Ice Skating
  • Paintballing
  • Trip to London
  • Boarders’ Camp
    Camping at River Dart Adventure Park is a highlight for boarders. Activities include high wires, zip wires, rock climbing, kayaking and raft building.
  • Global Adventure
    There are plenty of opportunities for global adventure including: Skiing, Exchanges (Spain, Hungary, South Africa, United States), InterSEK Experience (cultural and sporting competition ) 

Academic life

  • Course languages offered:

Sport and culture

  • Sport Facilities:
    Football/rugby pitches
    Indoor 5 court sports hall (cricket nets)
    Swimming Pool
    Tennis Courts
  • Sports what we offer:

    After school and weekend activities available:

    • Swimming
    • Rugby/Football/Futsal/Cricket/Rounders/Netball
    • Sailing
    • Kayaking
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Exmoor Challenge
  • Culture and arts:
    • Drama/Theatre Club/Music
    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • Cookery
  • Religions:

Interests & Activities

  • Support programs
    College Counseling, ESL: Advanced, ESL: Beginning, ESL: Intermediate, Evening Study Assistance, Learning Center, Learning Differences Support, Peer Tutoring, Study Skills Assistance, Subject Tutoring, Technology Center, Writing Center

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St John's International School: Sidmouth, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
St John's International School: Sidmouth, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
St John's International School: Sidmouth, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
St John's International School: Sidmouth, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools


Location Description

All camps take place at St John’s School Sidmouth, a co-educational independent school situated in the wonderful Devon countryside overlooking the sea in Sidmouth. 

The school is  easily accessible from London, Bristol and Exeter (all with international airports) and transport to and from airports can be arranged at the beginning and end of half term/term.  There are also regular direct trains from London to Exeter and Honiton (our nearest mainline railway station).
The school has its own minibus service for day pupils and homestay boarders which serves the surrounding districts including Exeter, Exmouth, Axminster, Honiton and Lyme Regis.


Broadway, Sidmouth Devon , Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, Postcode - EX10 8RG
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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