A leading independent day school for boys & girls age 3-18

Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

A member of The Society of Heads: accredited by the Independent Schools Council (ISC)

Sixth Form Life


As senior members of the school community, Sixth Formers enjoy an increased individual freedom and independence, whilst learning that there is an accompanying expectation of a more developed sense of both individual and collective responsibility. In essence, students are encouraged to anticipate the enjoyment of traditional university life whilst still at school, leading to intellectual and spiritual enrichment and providing access to rewarding high-grade professional employment in the future.

The Sixth Form offers:

  • An Outstanding Record of A level Results & University Admissions
  • Specialist Teaching & Small Class-Sizes
  • Supervised Study Periods
  • Excellent Science, Music, Sport & ICT Facilities
    – wireless broadband & interactive whiteboards in many classrooms
  • Weekly Debating Coaching & National Competitions
    – recent finalists in the Cambridge Union Schools’ Debating Competition
  • Weekly Young Enterprise Coaching
  • Established Links with Companies & Institutions
    – giving sixth formers wide-ranging work-experience opportunities and advice

Sixth Form Dress Code

The general rule is business dress. Therefore, appearance must be smart, sober in style and professional at all times. This will help ensure that the high standards of conduct of our Sixth Formers set the right tone for the rest of St John’s:


  • Business Dress
  • Dark single-colour suit in muted shades of  black, navy, grey, maroon, dark green, brown or blue.
  • Buttoned shirt with collar (long or short-sleeved). Top buttons to be fastened and shirts tucked in. A tie is compulsory.
  • Plain, non-patterned jumper/cardigan allowed but cannot replace the jacket.
  • Shoes must be smart, in leather or similar material.


  • Business Dress
  • Dark, single-colour suit with either trousers, skirt or dress in muted shades of black, navy, grey, maroon, green, brown or blue. Skirts/dresses must be of an appropriate business style and length, i.e. midi or longer.
  • Blouses must be plain (in any sensible shades) but are not to be low-cut or short. Discreet jewellery and make-up both permitted.
  • Plain, non-patterned jumper/cardigan allowed but cannot replace the jacket.
  • Shoes or boots must be smart, in leather or similar material and with sensible heels.