Residential College Provision


There are a number of residential packages available at St. John’s College, ranging from 52 week to termly, fornightly or weekly boarding (Monday-Friday), and anything in between.

We have three houses based on the periphery of the college site in Brighton, one house in Hove and a further two houses, along the coast in Peacehaven.

The needs of our college residents range from those who require assistance to carry out basic daily tasks, such as washing and dressing, to those who require less staff support buy may need assistance with essential skills needed for independent living.

All residential groups are arranged based on assessed need and compatibility, rather than ability or disability.

There is a strong emphasis on the ‘waking day’ curriculum, whereby learning is embedded throughout all aspects of the residential and educational settings. Please click here to see our Waking Day Curriculum Policy.

All of our learners develop skills, knowledge and understanding within a variety of learning environments and through different learning activities that form the curriculum. Effective teaching and learning enables all learners to progress from their starting points towards the achievement of our five placement outcomes:

  • Wellbeing
  • Communication
  • Skills
  • Independence.
  • Employability

The waking day curriculum prepares all learners for increased independence and fulfilling lives. Community access is a focus for all residents, supporting and enabling them to develop the skills to create and maintain social relationships ,as well as the ability to access and function in modern society.

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Our houses

Pier View is located on the main College site and has four bedrooms, one of which is en-suite. The other three young people share a bathroom. The house is newly refurbished and offers a good-sized kitchen, dining room and lounge. There is a separate laundry room. More info here.

Reg. Manager: Lia Timmins

Ashington Gardens is a six bedroomed (all en-suite) house, with a large garden. There is easy access to local shops and cafés plus good bus links to Brighton. The house is a short walk from the Downs and the beach, both ideal for walks, picnics and outdoor games. More info here.

Reg. Manager: Heather Wells

Telscombe Road is a large house with six bedrooms (all en-suite), a kitchen diner, a communal lounge and a back garden, ideal for BBQs. It is close to local shops and amenities, the Downs and the beach, plus there are good bus links to Brighton and Eastbourne. More info here.

Reg. Manager: Heather Wells

College View is located within the college grounds and is a purpose-built facility. It has nine bedrooms – eight on the first floor and one is on the ground floor (with its own bathroom). It offers a large kitchen diner, computer room, laundry room, a large garden area with decking and a large communal lounge. More info here.

Reg. Manager: Christina Brown

Borradaile is located in the college grounds and has six bedrooms (all en-suite). There is also a self-contained two bedroomed flat, which offers the experience of living semi-independently whilst having the full support of a staff team. The house offers a garden, communal kitchen diner, laundry, lounge, and a quiet study room. More info here.

Reg. Manager: Pam Smith

Cornerways has good transport links to college and is a 20-min walk to Brighton station. The house has eight en-suite bedrooms and two self-contained flats, offering the experience of living semi-independently while having the full support of a staff team. The house has a decked garden area, lounge, dining room, kitchen and laundry room.

More info here.

Reg. Manager: Christina Brown



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