St John’s Beaumont is a Jesuit school. The network of Jesuit schools and universities, founded for ‘improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good’ (St Ignatius), reaches around the globe on six continents and across 450 years. There are 11 Jesuit schools in the UK, 169 in Europe, and 2,362 worldwide educating 2.4 million young people. Jesuit schools are part of the Catholic provision of education.
Jesuit education has at its core the principle of cura personalis – care for each person so that they may flourish academically, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually.
Jesuit schools strive to offer an excellent intellectual formation through outstanding teaching and a magis curriculum that is as broad and deep as the school’s resources will allow, together with a rich offering of extra-curricular activities, so that as many as possible of each child’s interests, gifts and talents are developed.
Underlying teaching and learning in a Jesuit school is outstanding pastoral care – teachers and support staff get to know children very well and step in with challenge, encouragement and support in the ups and downs of growing up.
Religious formation is an important part of Jesuit education, giving pupils the opportunity to encounter God in prayer, reflection and worship, in study of the Catholic Christian faith and other faiths, and in the service of others.
Through links with Jesuit schools and institutions around the world, we encourage our pupils to have outward looking perspectives and horizons, exploring what it is like to live in very different circumstances and cultures, close to home and on the other side of the planet.