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.

Upcoming Events

Parent Forum

Don't forget that Parent Forum will be at the school on Wednesday, 11th March at 6.30pmThis meeting will also be attended by Natalie Bramhall.

Parents are welcome to come along and let us know their views. 

If you wish to attend, please let the school office know on 01737 763804.

Open Mornings for Admissions September 2016

Open Mornings for the admission of children for September 2016 will be in November 2015.

Dates TBC

no 13 Spring Newsletter 2015

Vacancy on the Governing Body

A vacancy has arisen for a co-opted governor on our governing body.


The governing body is responsible for both the overview of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance. The governing body of our school is made up of parent governors, staff governors, co-opted governors and one Local Authority governor.


Governors need not be experts in the field of education. What they do need is an interest in the school and in the welfare of our children and the time and willingness to get involved. The skills you have can be very useful to the governing body. Currently the governing body is looking to recruit a governor who has expertise in:


  • financial planning skills, linked to budget setting and monitoring financial performance

  • understanding and assimilating data. It is not necessary to be conversant with school performance data but a level of comfort with figures and the ability to be analytical would be helpful