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The King John School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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The Headteacher's Welcome

The Headteacher's Welcome




Welcome Message from the Headteacher Mrs McGauley

A very warm welcome to The King John School, a large, mixed comprehensive with a well-established sixth form. 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. It is a popular, oversubscribed school where students’ very high attendance and levels of achievement reflect their commitment and enjoyment of school life.

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 includes a strong emphasis on 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 every student should maximise 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 progress to Higher Education, including Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities, apprenticeships and employment.

We hope this website provides an insight into our values, expectations and ambitions for all our learners, 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.

Melanie McGauley