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About Us

 I am delighted that you are considering St John’s for your child’s primary education and hope that you have time to visit us and see for yourselves what makes us a very special place for your child to enjoy learning.  This website is intended to give parents and carers guidance on routines and school life.

At the heart of our school are the children. Everything we do with them and for them is underpinned by our core Christian values of Respect, Friendship and Trust. These values form the basis for our behaviour expectations for every member of our school.  We believe in the education of the whole child – their emotional, social, physical and spiritual education is as essential as the academic success which they achieve.

Every decision we make, and every action that we take, is centred around the learning, well-being and achievement of our children.  We believe in enabling children to be decisive individuals, who have access to a toolkit of learning skills, and can be independent in every possible way, right from the start.  We have developed a curriculum which makes the most of our school grounds and rural setting, and believe that all children deserve to learn outside as well as indoors. We believe in our children playing their part in our community, and have many children serving on our ‘Pupil Voice’ groups – e.g. Green Team, Young Citizens, Learning Council, and leading others as prefects, house captains, road safety officers, librarians etc. 

We have a beautiful school building with a music and drama room, a kitchen and a library to enhance the learning environment. We have extensive grounds with a pond, gardens, woodlands and a cabin. Many extracurricular clubs make the most of these resources and we are proud of our children’s sporting and musical achievements and enthusiasm.

Parents are warmly welcomed into school and many support us in a variety of ways, through our Parent Association (PAFS), our safer travel team, volunteering to read with the children, and by supporting us in helping with clubs, DIY and educational visits.  Children and parents/carers at St John’s are genuinely partners in the ongoing improvement of our school and of the education of our children.

We have a skilful and reflective teaching team who are motivated, thoughtful practitioners who put the children first and seek to see the world through their eyes. They make learning fun. Our support staff give their hearts as well as their time – and genuinely enjoy the interactions with the children, which makes working in a school a joy. 

I consider myself to be very blessed to be working with such a positive team and children who work hard and are constantly seeking to learn.  Together, we seek to inspire every child to develop as a creative, imaginative and questioning learner who can be a collaborative partner with others and make their own independent decisions in life. We expect our St John’s children to go far!

I look forward to working with you to inspire and educate your child in partnership with you over the coming years.

Yours sincerely

Kay Bowen