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An Outstanding Boarding School Education

 Affordability  Academic excellence

 Boarding fees just £3300 per term

 Strong pastoral care system ● Old Swinford Hospital school

There’s something about Old Swinford

● You’re hired: Year Six Pupils at St John’s College embrace Enterprise Week with an Apprentice Style Challenge

St John’s College: You’re hired

YEAR Six pupils were challenged to make a new drink, market it,

The pupils had just a week

to work in small teams, and the budding entrepreneurs attacked the task with great enthusiasm. A first round of pitches included some searching questions from Head of the Lower School Mr Tony Shrubsall and a taste test, and from this the four finalists were selected for the final round. The eventual winners were team SAS – Smart and Successful – for their juice and sparkling water product Pure and team members Chinenye Ezeuko,


McGlinchey, Louis McCubbin, Keelan O’Connell and Georgia Palmer-Goddard were all ‘hired’ at the end of the contest. Mr Martin Field is Head of Business Studies at the Upper School and listened to the pitches of the final four.


Speaking about the winning he said:

“Team SAS

presented a clear business plan based on good market research and put together a fine advertising campaign aimed at their target market.

“They kept their cool through the questioning process and showed an impressive grasp of concepts such as profit and loss. “They deserved to be hired!” Mr Shrubsall added: “All the pupils worked really hard on

prepare an advertisement for television and deliver a professional pitch in an Apprentice- style contest.

this challenge, and we were very impressed with how well the teams worked together and took on the tasks. “We think Lord Sugar would

have been impressed with all of them.” St John’s College is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for children aged two to eighteen situated in the heart of Southsea. Founded as a boy’s school in

1908, the college now attracts over 700 pupils and students to its nursery, lower and upper school and sixth form. The college’s ethos is inspired by the teachings of St John Baptist De La Salle, the patron saint of teachers. It provides an academic education within a Christian environment, but welcomes boys and girls of all faiths and beliefs. St John’s aim is to assist the transition from childhood to independent and socially responsible adulthood,


a caring Christian context in keeping with the ideals of their Lasallian foundation.

High standards are set by the college through its programme of investing in pupils, staff and facilities.

An exciting variety of extra-

curricular activities are on offer, along with academic and emotional support to ensure students feel secure and stable at the college. Visit their website for further

details: www.stjohnscollege.

FOUNDED in 1667, Old Swinford Hospital is now entering a new and exciting chapter in its long history with a new teaching block, performing arts centre and boarding house all now completed.

School numbers will rise from 600 to 750 by 2012. Recent improvements to the sports centre and the creation of a multi-purpose, all-weather pitch will further boost the school’s success in the sporting arena.

Almost two-thirds of pupils are full or weekly boarders, drawn from the local area, throughout the United Kingdom and further afield.

Old Swinford Hospital is situated in the heart of England, with easy access to the motorway network and Birmingham International Airport. As a state boarding school it welcomes applications from UK and EU nationals for whom the education is free. Parents pay for boarding which from September 2010 will be £3,300 per term. Girls are admitted as day students into the Sixth Form. Old Swinford Hospital is a High Performing School with specialist status in business and enterprise and science. A broad curriculum embraces both traditional and modern subjects and includes many subject-based enrichment opportunities unique to the school.

While academic results are clearly important, they are only one element of life at Old Swinford Hospital.

The school has become synonymous with an outstanding range of extra-curricular opportunities that enrich school life, develop potential and play a significant part in creating happy, fulfilled and well-adjusted young people. There is always something to

look forward to at the weekend. The popular cadet force now numbers over 150 recruits. A wide variety of sports is available, including minority sports such as golf, archery and trampolining. Forces families can feel

registrar on 01384 817325 or email

secure in the knowledge that students are supported by a strong pastoral care system. For further details contact the

 Impressive range of extra- curricular and weekend activities

 Cadet Force with over 150 recruits

 Easy access to motorway and airport links

For further details contact The Registrar on

01384 817325 or email



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