Welcome from the Headteacher, Mrs Jan Steel

On behalf of the Governors, the staff and the pupils I am delighted to welcome you to the St John's Primary School website.

We are extremely proud of our school and committed to providing the very best possible education for all of our children with high expectations set across the board for achievement and behaviour. We offer a creative, inspiring and motivating curriculum which excites and enthuses learners, in conjunction with a wide range of extra-curricular and after-school opportunities that complement our work in the classroom.

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Mollie's Story

Meet Mollie, aged 7, a Key Stage 2 pupil from our school who has really struggled with literacy for a couple of years, resulting in a lack of all-round confidence and anxiety about going to school.

Mollie's story shows how LEGO® Education StoryStarter helped to make a real difference both to her literacy learning and her enjoyment of school. We're proud of Mollie and her fantastic story.

No. 6 Autumn Newsletter 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

Children in Need 2016

Wow, all I can see before my eyes are spots, lots and lots of spots!

St John’s today was overcome with an outbreak of spotty children and staff to raise money for Children in Need. Lots of fun activities were held in class including some children doing a sponsored silence in year 6. The most amazing cake was donated by Mr Henry (Mrs Henry’s husband) for which the staff paid to have a slice.

What a fantastic turn out – everybody, I mean everybody wore their spots.
Well done.

So far we have raised just over £260 – thank you so much for your contribution – don’t forget that if you forgot your donation today, you can still contribute on Monday.





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No. 5 Autumn Newsletter 2016

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Inter – House Cross Country Running Competition     RESULTS


In order to space out the Intra School sports competitions, we held our 3rd annual Cross Country running competition just before half term. Conditions over the common were perfect and all the junior children took part in this event.


Everyone completed the race and we strongly emphasised the competitive element – not only to win but to improve on last year’s performance. I am so proud of all the runners – they smiled all the way to the finish and were really determined to finish in the best possible time. This is a competition at its absolute best and what we strive for at St John’s – the aim to win but within each individual, the desire to do better than previous years. We even had some “Growth mindset” style discussions at the finish line in terms of children knowing that to improve their running they would have to practise and practise – children are not just talented without the hard work and training that goes with it.


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New Headteacher

I am pleased to be able to tell you that the Governors of St John’s School have unanimously decided to appoint Mrs Liz Wombwell (pictured) to the Headship with effect from 1st January 2017.


We have been fortunate to be able to appoint an experienced Head Teacher who has worked locally in the past and may be known to some of you.


We look forward to welcoming her to our school.

 Mrs Glenys Mason

Chair of Governors



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