St. John’s School

Epsom Road Leatherhead Surrey KT22 8SP

“There is nothing more important than our children’s education. As parents, we want to give them the best possible start in life. Their school experience should be a happy one founded not on learning alone, but on relationships formed and values shared. Walk through the doors of St John’s and without a word spoken you will be aware of a place of distinctive strength and character. A place that encourages boys and girls to discover themselves; quite simply, to develop a passion that will endure for the rest of their lives. Through passion comes purpose, and from purpose the journey ahead becomes clear. St John’s is a very special community where each belongs and is valued, where the future is more important than the past and where what you give is more important than what you take. I would value the opportunity to welcome you to the School to discuss how St John’s can meet your aspirations, but above all to reflect upon what is best for your son or daughter.”



Qualifying Round: Surrey 2010/11

DEBATE: Sportspeople as Role Models

Qualifying Round: Merton 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Regional Final: London South 2014/15

DEBATE: Offence

Regional Final: London South 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Regional Final: London South 2016/17

DEBATE: Water scarcity

Regional Final: London South 2016/17

DEBATE: Social egg freezing

Championship: London South 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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