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Open Mornings for 2018 Applications for Reception Places

Poster containing details of Open Mornings for Parents/Carers wishing to apply for places in Reception starting in September 2018

School closure information: 20th July 2017

Posted: 19th July 2017

St John’s School will be closed on Thursday 20th July 2017 due to the ongoing issues with the burst water main. In order that our Year 6 children do not miss out on their Year 6 Leavers Service the only option is to hold the production on another site; one not affected by the issues associated with the burst water main.

I have therefore arranged to hold the Year 6 Leavers Service at Sir Bernard Lovell Secondary School, one of our Trust schools.

The service will be held in the main school hall at 9.30am. Staff from St John’s, SBL and Wellsway are as we speak moving all the props to SBL this afternoon and will continue to do so into the early evening in order to set up for the early morning performance; a huge task.

Therefore, in order to ensure that this is worthwhile work to continue, Miss Adnitt needs to know that enough Year 6 children will commit to the following arrangements to make the production viable:

8.30am - Children arrive at St John’s School to get changed into their costumes

8.45am – Wellsway School minibuses will drive all of the children to SBL for the performance

9.20am – St John’s parents and younger siblings arrive at SBL via the main Reception

9.30am – The performance begins

10.30am – Bibles are presented to Year 6 by Andrea Arlidge (WMAT CEO)

10.45am – ALL Year 6 children must be collected from SBL main Reception. None of the children will be taken back to St John’s School as the school will be closed. If you arrange for another parent to collect your child, please let Miss Adnitt know by leaving a message with St John’s School Office.

The performance will only go ahead if we receive confirmation that the production has enough children committed to being in attendance to make the play possible.

Please contact one of the following parents with immediate effect to confirm that your child will attend tomorrow. These parents have kindly agreed to act as key contacts and will pass on the information to the school:

Mrs Heath

Mrs Morgan

Mrs Vernon

A final decision will be taken at 7.45am tomorrow morning as to whether to proceed or whether we need to cancel the Leavers Service. I’m sure that you will appreciate the huge amount of effort that staff are putting in trying not to disappoint, but having made all the arrangements for an alternative venue during the course the day, and with work needing to be done this afternoon and evening to set up the SBL hall ready for the performance there is nothing more that the staff and I can do. Whether or not the Leavers Service goes ahead now rests in parents’ hands. Please let us know as soon as you possibly can.

Dr M R Cottrell

Changes to St. John's leadership team

Posted: 9 June 2017

The Wellsway multi-academy trust is growing to include a larger family of schools. These exciting developments mean that Dr Cottrell will move into a full-time post as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the primary wing of the Trust. Whilst he will remain the executive headteacher of St. John's, the school will be led on a daily basis by Mr Hilliam, who becomes Head of School. Mrs Bruton will become the new Deputy headteacher. Both posts are for one year. More information can be found in this letter (Pdf, 276kb).

Year 1 Phonics Screening: Information for Parents/Carers

Posted: 1 May 2017

Thank you to those that attended the Phonics screening check meeting held on Tuesday 25th April. I hope you found it useful. I explained what the Phonics screening check involves, if anyone has any questions or would like further advice for how to support their child then do not hesitate to come and see your child's class teacher.The children complete the week beginning 12th June. 

Phonics screening: information for parents and carers (Pdf, 495kb)

Thank you

Miss Davis

Funding Crisis in Education

Posted: 2 April 2017

On Friday your child was sent home with an important letter outlining some of the changes that the government is introducing in regards to school funding. Mrs Andrea Arlidge, Wellsway Multi Academy Trust CEO has written a letter to explain how this amounts to a funding crisis in education. 

Funding Crisis in Education letter (Pdf, 339kb)

e-Safety Day
e-Safety Day

Today the children learnt about e-safety during our Safer Internet Day.

The day started with an assembly from Police Sergeant Gent, a parent and governor from the school. Children undertook a variety of activities during the day including colouring in their 'Smartie the Penguin' or 'Digi Duck' e-safety badges.

Mr Hilliam & Mrs Bruton gave a talk to parents about e-safety issues for children at home.

Download the e-Satety presentation (Pdf, 355kb).

Christmas Jumper Day 2016
Christmas Jumper Day 2016

On Wednesday 7th December the children and staff of St. John's wore their Christmas jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day.

On Wednesday 7th December the children and staff of St. John's wore their Christmas jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day. In return for wearing their jumpers, everyone was encouraged to donate to Save The Children.

Group photo of St John's primary school wearing their Christmas jumper, December 2016

A big thank you from Julian Trust
A big thank you from Julian Trust

Thank you for all your kind donations of food for the Julian Trust. Several bags were delivered to their hostel in St.Paul's in Bristol.

Please read the thank you letter from the staff there:

Read the Julian Trust thank you letter (Pdf, 71kb)

Our Bonfire Night Food Menu
Our Bonfire Night Food Menu

St. John's is proud to offer a special menu on Friday, 4th November in honour of bonfire night.

See the Bonfire night menu information (Pdf, 208kb)