The school appears old fashioned and is tan coloured. The building is 4 stories tall.
The front building is an old-fashioned gate which is dark green in colour. There is a sign next to it saying 'St. John Secondary School' with black block letters.
The courtyard is at the left side of the school building which was meant to be a a basketball/football court. It is where the students line up. There is stage up front where the teachers would give a speech or where the choir, theatre or orchestra kids perform.
The 1st floor of the school building consists of a cafeteria.
The second floor consists of a gold and chrome yellow coloured auditorium. Along with maroon and black theatre seats. This is usually where the theatre kids meet up with the choir and orchestra kids. There was a musical production going on so there were ancient Egypt themed sets on stage. There is also a hallway as stated in 'Reece The Couch' which also consists of a recording studio.
The third floor consists of mint green and white hallways where there are lockers and a lot of classrooms. It includes the Year 7 classroom, Year 8 classroom, Year 9 classroom. Year 11 classroom, art classroom, music classroom and choir classroom. There offices too but the only office shown is Ms. Jackson's office. There are also a few bulletin boards and some shelves and cabinets to show mugshots of former students who used to study in this school(which the only well known one is Rachel Wood who is currently a vet) along with trophies from previous champions. There is also a Science Lab in this floor.
The 4th floor consists of the library and computer lab while next to it is a swimming pool and a gym.
Ms. Janice Jackson
She is a kind-hearted principal with an open mind.
Ms. Tammie Barnes
Art and Health Teacher
A South African teacher who is kind to good students but cold towards naughty ones.
Mr. Bill Rubie
English Writing teacher
A kind teacher from Scotland who is wise and intelligent but sometimes rubbish at spelling
Mr. Mark Smith-Marriot
English Listening and Speaking teacher
He is talkative and into news
Ms. Sandy Chan
She is a little strict but was only shown in the 'How It All Started' episodes but seen again in the 'Trip To Singapore' special
Mr. Benjamin Parker
He appears less frequently than the other teachers.
Mr. Joseph Stalin
Like the dictator, Joseph Stalin, he treats his students badly.
Ms. Margaret Barker
Kind but can be tough at times. She is a mother of 2 children.
Mr. Peter Boardman
He is the youngest teacher in the school at 29-years-old.
14-year-old tenor 1 and younger brother of Blake and older brother of Zoe. Brad is friendly and caring towards his friends and family but has cystic fibrosis. He is half British half Hong Kong Chinese.
17-year-old tenor. He can get nervous easily but grew confidence shortly after joining the choir.
Shannon Shapeson: Expelled in 2018 when she was in Year 10, she is now 17-years-old
Joe Jellson: Expelled in 2015 when he was in Year 11, he is now 21-years-old
Evan Equalson: Expelled in 2015 when he was in Year 11, he is now 21-years-old
Noah Noison: Expelled in 2018 when he was in Year 11, he is now 18-years-old
Robin Rainbowson: Expelled in 2015 when she was in Year 12, he is now 22-years-old
Adam Flatson: Expelled in 2015 when he was in Year 7, he is now 17-years-old
Paula Puppetson: Expelled in 2015 when she was in Year 7, she is now 17-years-old
Joshua Oddson: Expelled in 2015 when he was in Year 7, he is now 17-years-old
Beatrice Bearson: Expelled in 2018 when she was in Year 10, she is now 17-years-old
The school's name is named after St. John's International School Bangkok which was Zoe Tria's school when she was in kindergarten
The school is based on a Protestant independent school in the UK but there are some inaccuracies
The students are shown to wear casual clothes everyday where it is required to wear school uniforms in these kinds of schools
Zoe is in Year 7 and is 13-years-old but in the UK, Year 7 is meant for pupils who turn 11 before September 1 so this school follows the Australian school system where Year 7 is meant for pupils aged 12-13.
George is in Year 8 and is 14-years-old but in the UK, Year 8 is meant for pupils who turn 12 before September 1 so this school follows the Australian school system where Year 8 is meant for pupils aged 13-14.
Both Brad and Troy are in Year 9 and are 14-15-years-old but in the UK, Year 9 is meant for pupils who turn 13 before September 1 so this school follows the Australian school system where Year 9 is meant for pupils aged 14-15.
Both Blake and Reece are in Year 11 and are 16-17-years-old but in the UK, Year 11 is meant for pupils who turn 15 before September 1 so this school follows the Australian school system where Year 11 is meant for pupils aged 16-17.
However, Blake's birthday falls on the 2nd of October so if the school follows the UK educational system, he must be in Year 10 instead of being together with Reece in Year 11 but because the school follows the Australian school system, this is just going to slide
Both Reece and Blake should be taking there GSCE(General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams at this time(in fact they did in 'Switch Bodies')
Because this is a protestant school and Troy is Jewish, he isn't supposed to study in his school but because the creators wanted to add multiracial characters, this is just going to slide
The series started around March 2019 which is not actually the right time schools start in the UK
The school is located 30 minutes away from the neighbourhood and close to metropolitan Birmingham
There are many exchange students from all across the world attending this school
Yuto and Shawn are exchange students from Canada
Thaiyo and Yuka are exchange students from Japan
Anya is an exchange student from Russia
Aidan, Annika, Hazel, Collins and Devan are exchange students from America
Molly is an exchange student from China
Raphael and Sheryl are exchange students from Hong Kong
Alicia is an exchange student from Italy
Poe is an exchange student from South Korea whose parents are North Korean refugees
Troy, Luke, Calum, Michael and Ashton are exchange students from Australia though Troy was born in South Africa
Jenny is an exchange student from France whose father is a Vietnam War refugee
According to George, clubs are lacking juniors, this is because juniors are in their early teens and that they get more pressure and nervous at this age
The school hosts awards for the best club on March, May, July and September every year but the one with the most awards are the mean girls who put no effort on it at all
Ms. Jackson has stated that she expelled half the school the year before because of bullying and that she doesn't want to do it again
Shannon, Noah and Beatrice were one the students who were expelled in 2018
There is going to be a debate whether Mr. Stalin will be fired or not