We will consider those students who are not proficient in English if we believe that, over their projected time at St. John’s, they will be able to develop proficiency in academic English sufficient to enter the IB Diploma Programme. Normally, Grade 8 is the last year to which an absolute beginner English Learner is admitted to the School.
We offer English as an Additional Language (EAL): The acquisition of English as an Additional Language is recognised as requiring special provision for some students whose first or current academic language is not English. Teaching staff determine the need for additional help in English language acquisition, and language support is provided as appropriate. The level of teaching is adjusted to each student’s needs, with a balanced emphasis on the language comprehension and production demanded by their classes.