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The Boys on the Hill order form


As part of St John’s Centenary celebrations, we have produced a fully illustrated 224-page history of the School. The Boys on the Hill traces the journey from the spare room of a Pinner vicarage to the spacious campus we enjoy today. Along the way we meet the visionary founder of the School, and the Headmasters, teachers and pupils that have made up the St John’s community over 100 years.


Written by former Headmaster Chris Kelly and former parents, Phil Savage and Caroline Cooper, The Boys on the Hill contains dozens of photographs and reminiscences from every era. With a foreword from the Master of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, it also describes St John’s today as it continues in its second century to provide the best education for pupils.

Some comments from readers:

“The book has arrived and is simply a masterpiece which I shall treasure….. it leaves me with the impression of a wonderful school which has managed to sustain its original ethos while recognising the march of time.”

Chris Barclay 1942-1948

“The book is absolutely delightful, beautifully produced and it brought back many happy memories of my time at the school.”

Nigel Carter 1952-1955


“Wow, what a book! So many fond memories….great to see my classmates and teachers.”

Andrew Gibbins 1980-1986

To order your personal copy of this wonderfully illustrated hardback book, please complete the form below

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