About SJP

We are a small and successful co-educational day prep school and Nursery for boys and girls from 3 – 11 years, set in the heart of Banbury town – offering a tradition of academic excellence through a vibrant all round education.

The individuality of our pupils is integral to our non-selective and inclusive approach and we strive to provide opportunities for all children to flourish and to develop their individual talents. Whether through music, art, sport or academia, there really is something for everyone.

Our ‘Family First’ approach nurtures our pupils as individuals and instils in them traditional values that help them to grow into kind and generous people who have both the confidence to succeed and the humility to encourage and support others.

Our commitment to our pupils is for them to find happiness, contentment and fulfilment in their daily lives and beyond their time with us; and that by the time they leave us, they will be able to demonstrate the habits of mind that allow them to become adaptive, responsive and caring people.

St John’s Priory School is a member of the Independent Schools Association and is rated ‘EXCELLENT’ in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our school.