The Office

Term dates

Term dates 2016-2017 (Pdf, 215kb)

Term dates 2017-2018 (Pdf, 174kb)

School Dinner Service

Welcome to Zest, the Multi Academy Trust's in-house catering service

Zest is proud to say it delivers great homemade food using fresh, healthy, local ingredients at an affordable price for our staff and students to enjoy.

See the current Zest menu for September - December 2017 (Pdf, 272kb)

Admissions Policy

Information + link to B&NES admission

We will be publishing our Admissions Policy shortly.

For more information on school admissions please see the primary school for your child booklet (Pdf, 1.4mb)

School newsletters

Get right up to date with what's been happening at St John's

Our School newsletters are sent home with the children.

An electronic copy is available to view below, starting with the most recent. 

Latest issue
September 2017 newsletter (Pdf, 875kb)

September 2016 newsletter (Pdf, 588kb)
November 2016 newsletter (Pdf, 284kb)
December 2016 newsletter (Pdf, 578kb)
January 2017 newsletter (Pdf, 417kb)
March 2017 newsletter (Pdf, 294kb)
May 2017 newsletter (Pdf, 608kb)
July 2017 newsletter (Pdf, 336kb)
End of term 2017 newsletter (Pdf, 342kb)

School Money: Online Payments

From September 2017 the school will no longer take payment for any item in cash. Instead, parents and carers will need to use the online service called ‘School Money’. Parents will receive a unique password to be able to log on to School Money and pay for school meals, trips, music tuition and afterschool clubs.

For more information or to make an online payment to the school please go to:


School policy information

Please see our school attendance policy (Pdf, 191kb)

Music tuition

Music plays a big role in the life of St John's.

We are pleased to offer our pupils the opportunity to learn a variety of muical instruments during their time at the school.

Currently, we have teachers visiting the school who teach:

  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Recorder
  • Brass
  • Guitar

All children in Year 3 have the opportunity to learn the violin.

A letter comes out annually in the summer term giving details of the arrangements for the following year.

Please speak to Mrs Manuel  for any further information.

School PTA

Get involved in fundraising

The PTA (officially known as St John's School Association) is open to parents, staff and governors who are interested in the welfare of the children and their school.

We hold a number of fund-raising events throughout the year and meet every couple of months to plan and discuss events.  We are always open to new members and anyone can join our meetings.  If you do not wish to join the PTA you can still support us by helping out at our fundraising events.

If you wish to be involved or find out more, please leave your contact detals with the school office.

Exciting upcoming events:

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 7pm in the school hall - ALL WELCOME

Bag2School Collection - Monday 27th November 2017

Christmas Fair - Saturday 2nd December 2017 12pm-2pm

Easter Fair - Tuesday 20th March 2018 (after school)


Annual parent/carer consultation

We are proud to publish our findings and responses to the school’s Parent Consultation Questionnaire (July 2016)

In brief:

We are proud to be the only church school in Keynsham. Our denominational status makes our school both unique and special. Our school is founded upon Christian values and high expectations which are embodied in our ethos statement. This can be found in the school prospectus and on the school website. We were, of course, incredibly proud of being assessed as being an ‘outstanding church school’ following inspection by the Church of England in June 2013

Read the full Parent questionnaire summary July 2016 (Pdf, 264kb)


School policy and ordering links

At St John's School Church of England Primary School we expect all children to wear uniform.  The colours are mid-grey and royal blue. The uniform comprises:

White/blue blouse, polo-shirt or shirt

  • Royal blue sweatshirt/cardigan/jumper
  • Mid-grey skirt, pinafore or trousers

Trousers worn by girls and boys must be mid-grey, straight legged and tailored.  No boot leg or hipster trousers are allowed. Trousers with fashion accessories eg leg pockets are not allowed for boys or girls.

The school sweatshirt and sweat-cardigan has the school logo on it and is part of the uniform. We also have a polo-type T-shirt with the school logo.  The sweatshirt and polo-shirts are available through the school.   

Almost all the items of clothing may be bought from a variety of shops and chain stores at a variety of prices. 

We expect children to wear suitable footwear to school.  Children must not wear trainers, fashion boots, shoes or open toe sandals for school. The children should also have a sunhat which can stay in school at all times.           

It is essential that all children have a waterproof coat or anorak.  A waterproof fleece with the school logo may be ordered through the school if parents wish. 

It is important that all items of clothing are clearly marked since it is almost impossible to identify lost shoes, shirts etc. 


Children must not wear jewellery to school for Health and Safety reasons. If earrings are worn they should be of the stud type and one only worn in each ear.


Children should not be sent to school with extreme haircuts or hairstyles.  Long hair should be tied back for health and safety reasons.

Children must not bring to school any items of great value, as we are not covered for loss or damage to pupils' property. 

Each child should have their own overall for art/craft activities.  An old shirt with the sleeves shortened and elasticised and worn back to front is ideal.

PE clothing

Shorts and T-shirts for PE can be purchased from the school.  Fashion or cycling shorts are not acceptable as suitable clothing for physical education.  Daps should either be the slip-on type (particularly suitable for younger children) or Velcro.  A change of footwear must be available in school for PE.            

Children in the Reception class will also need a pair of wellingtons in a separate waterproof bag and a sun-hat for the summer terms (all items to be named please).


Children will need appropriate swimming costume or swimming trunks when swimming lessons are taken.  Children with long hair must have it tied back during swimming lessons.