St. John's Catholic Comprehensive School is a Voluntary Aided School in the Trusteeship of the Archdiocese of Southwark. The School is conducted by the Governing Body as part of the Catholic Church, in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. The School exists primarily to serve the Catholic community. However, the Governing Body welcomes applications from parents of children of other denominations and faiths, subject to the availability of places, who support the religious ethos of the School.
As a Church School, the Governors make the decision to offer places for admission into the School. The School will consider applications from Catholics who live within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Southwark in the Parishes of:
The Primary feeder schools are:
- St Bartholomew’s Catholic Primary School, Swanley,
- St John’s Catholic Primary School, Gravesend,
- St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Northfleet,
- Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School,
- Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Dartford,
- English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School, Strood,
- St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School, Dartford.
The number of pupils registered in the school at the beginning of September 2016 was 1140.
Having consulted with the Local Authority (LA) and other Admission Authorities, the Governors intend to admit 180 pupils in September 2018 at age 11, without reference to ability or aptitude.
Admissions will be decided without reference to aptitude or ability and on the overriding criteria that the "Catholic Character" of the school will always be preserved in accordance with the Trust Deed and the Instrument of Government.