Church of England
Primary & Nursery School
School Reception: 01306 884506
an academy in The Good Shepherd Trust
In harmony we..
Nurture, Inspire, Flourish
In the name of Jesus, The Good Shepherd.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness. I am the Good Shepherd” John 10:10-11
‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart.’
‘ Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.’
Ecclesiastes 4:9 - 12
‘Two are better than one. If either of them falls the other will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.’
‘Be strong and show courage, be not afraid or dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’
‘I can do all things through him who strengthens me.’
‘Do to others as you would have them do to you.’
Dear Parents & carers
On behalf of the children, staff, Governors and The Good Shepherd Trust, I would like to welcome you to St John’s Church of England Primary School. We hope you find our website clear, informative and easy to navigate. It is designed to give you a flavour of the vibrant life of our school, the work of our pupils and the quality education we strive to deliver.
Our Ofsted Inspection in December 2021 reported the school continued to be GOOD. The report praised the school for its GOOD curriculum, leadership, learning behaviours and the wonderful opportunities given to the children which result in high achieving, well-rounded individuals. It states that St John's has a big heart and that pupils consistently model the school values. In 2018, our school were proud to be in the top 5% of all schools nationally for progress in Reading, Writing and Maths for the 3rd year running. The school is now at and above National expectations for all areas of attainment. Our Church Schools inspection graded the school as GOOD in two areas and OUTSTANDING in two areas.
The school is very privileged to have OUTSTANDING facilities including a swimming pool which allows our children to access FREE swimming lessons in every year group in the school, AstroTurf games area, a school allotment, children’s home economics (cooking) room and stimulating learning environments, giving our children opportunities to explore learning in a fun and engaging way.
Our meaningful 'Harmony' curriculum links 7 Principles as a framework for all foundation subjects for deepening their knowledge about God's nature, the food they eat and the world around them.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can see the learning in action and get a feel for the right school for your child.
Please contact the school office for more information
Jacky Fyson Headteacher