Yesterday, St John’s College in Grove Road announced that it will not reopen in September this year due to declining numbers of pupils.
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.
1. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, football player for Liverpool FC. Picture: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, football player for Liverpool FC LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) l1 with the Emirates FA Cup trophy on board a flight back to Liverpool after winning the The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Photo: Andrew Powell
2. Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones actor, brother to singer Lily Allen. Picture: Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions
Alfie Allen, actor NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 12: Alfie Allen attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Event at Sofitel New York on May 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions )
Photo: Jenny Anderson
3. Anthony Minghella, film director. Picture: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images
Anthony Minghella, film director LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 2: Director Anthony Minghella attends the 15th Annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on November 2, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Photo: Stephen Shugerman
4. Ian Burnett, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Ian Burnett, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Ian Burnett (L), and Dominic Raab, Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor, and Secretary of State for Justice (R) walk from a service at Westminster Abbey on October 01, 2021 in London, England. The beginning of the legal year in the United Kingdom is marked annually with a procession of judges from Temple Bar to Westminster Abbey, where the Judges Service takes place. Last year the service was cancelled due to Covid-19. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Photo: Dan Kitwood