Alfie Allen, Anthony Minghella, George Alagiah and other famous faces who attended St John’s College as Southsea school announces shock closure after 114 years

News of the closure of a private Southsea college after 114 years came as a shock to many – with many well-known faces gracing its classrooms over the years.

In the summer of 2022 St John’s College in Grove Road announced that it will not reopen due to declining numbers of pupils. The site has now been sold to a property developer. As a 114-year-old institution, the school has seen many young people come and go on their educational journeys.

The college has several notable alumni, who are known as Old Johannians. Here are just some well-known faces and celebrities who have attended the school over the years.

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