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.

Read more ...

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

Open Mornings for Admissions September 2016

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

Dates TBC

no 16 Spring Newsletter 2015

Have you heard of scarlet fever?

 

Increase in cases of scarlet fever in Kent, Surrey and Sussex 

 

We would like to inform you of a recent increase in notifications of scarlet fever to Public Health England above seasonal expected levels. In the first six weeks of the year, 84 cases were reported in Kent, Surrey and Sussex which is 40% higher than experienced in the same period last year. 

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the signs, symptoms and the actions to be taken if you become aware of an outbreak at your school or nursery. 

Signs and symptoms of scarlet fever 

Scarlet fever is a common childhood infection caused by streptococcus pyogenes, or group A streptococcus (GAS). The early symptoms of scarlet fever include sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. After 12 to 48 hours, the characteristic red pinhead rash develops typically first, appearing on the chest and stomach. It will then rapidly spread to other parts of the body giving the skin a sand paper like texture. The scarlet rash may be harder to spot on the skin of some Black and Asian people, although the 'sand paper' feel should be present. Patients typically have flushed cheeks and pallor around the mouth. This may be accompanied by a ‘strawberry tongue’. As the child improves, peeling of the skin can occur.