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Welcome to SMSJ

A very warm welcome from the Principal

It is a privilege to lead St Mary’s and St John’s Church of England school and I am delighted to welcome you to our website. We are an all-through school in Hendon, successfully providing high quality education and academic achievement for children and young people aged 3 to 19.

St Mary’s and St John’s is a diverse, multi-faith, harmonious school, with a distinctive Christian ethos. We share the vision that ‘Everything is possible’ which is taken from St Matthew’s Gospel; “with God, all things are made possible”. Our passionate team believe that our students should not have ceilings placed on their ability and we are resolute in our determination to improve the life chances of all, through academic excellence, self-discipline and resilience.

Being an all-through school creates many unique opportunities and advantages for our students, parents and staff. We share an educational philosophy which promotes high expectations and consistent pastoral care. Our primary students have access to the specialisms, resources and facilities in our secondary phase, and in turn our secondary students develop mentoring and leadership skills supporting our younger students.

Working in partnership with parents and carers is essential to ensure our students thrive, achieve and enjoy their time as members of our wider family. Together we nurture their enquiring minds and inspire them to pursue their dreams, leaving our sixth form ready to excel in a future which has limitless possibilities.

Our website provides a flavour of our successes, achievements, activities and ethos. I warmly invite you to come and see how we foster the potential of our students and I am confident that when you experience St Mary’s and St John’s first hand, you will want to join our family of schools.

Martin Serrão, Principal