In collaboration with partners across Oxford, St John's is delighted to work with local primary schools through Inspire Primary.
" I firmly believe that the early school years set the stage for later educational outcomes " Professor Maggie Snowling, President of St John’s College

Rose Hill: Our Twinned Primary School

St John’s is one of five colleges supporting a programme co-ordinated through the Oxford Hub, a charity which works to connect community groups across the city, and which was founded by University of Oxford students. Through the Oxford Hub, St John’s has been linked to Rose Hill Primary School, whose headteacher, Sue Vermes, is a St John’s alumna and a member of the first cohort of women to be admitted to the College. Groups from Rose Hill are welcome to visit the College and we work together to offer our spaces and services for school events.

A group of JCR students also offer small-group support to develop pupils’ confidence, academic skills and intellectual curiosity.

Find out more about the launch here.

Other opportunities for Primary Schools

St John's has partnered with the University of Oxford’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM). Primary schools on a visit to a Museum or Library are welcome to visit St John's. The College is centrally located and within fve to ten minutes walking distance of the Ashmolean Museum, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers Museum, the History of Science Museum, and the Bodleian Library.

Inspire Primary

A visit could include a tour of the College, a learning session from our access team, a catered meal, or a space for pupils to enjoy lunch. It's completely free.

These points of contact with the College are vital for making young learners feel welcome in university spaces, and St John's hope that it may form the beginning of a continued interest in higher education.

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