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The Headteacher's Welcome

The Headteacher's Welcome

A very warm welcome to The King John School, a large, mixed comprehensive with a well-established sixth form, rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in July 2021. The school was created in 1949, and since then has served the ever-growing communities of Thundersley and Benfleet, as well as welcoming students from further afield. I was fortunate enough to be appointed Headteacher here at the school in January 2021.

Mr D Steel - Headteacher

It is a popular school that is clear in its mission to provide ‘a quality education for all’ underpinned by our five core PRIDE values of positivity, resilience, integrity, dignity and equality. We strongly promote our values in all that we do, including, the curriculum, pastoral work, rewards and wider school projects in the community.

To enable our students to be happy and successful learners, we strive to create a caring, supportive and aspirational learning community, with high expectations and opportunities for all. We believe in offering a broad and balanced curriculum to enable students to flourish as individuals and to achieve future success in whatever they choose to become later in life. This also includes a strong emphasis on modern foreign languages, design technology, sport and the arts. We strive to nurture and develop our global citizens of the future by celebrating success and valuing aspiration. We are determined to ensure that every student succeeds and maximises their potential.

The recruitment, retention and training of fully-qualified staff play a key part in our drive to secure strong academic outcomes for all students and to instil a life-long love of learning. We understand the vitally important role of partnerships between families and school and value our relationships with all members of the community we serve.

We have a thriving sixth form, which has been significantly extended to provide a wealth of additional, state-of-the-art facilities. Students’ destinations are very strong, and they strive to progress to higher education, including Oxbridge and other Russell Group Universities, apprenticeships and employment.

The school has achieved numerous awards over the past two years, including becoming a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion, a lead school for Character Education and gaining the Music Mark.

We hope this website provides you with an insight into our values, expectations and ambitions for all our students, including our key priorities as a school for the future. However, if you would like to find out more about our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.