A warm welcome
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our unique and exciting school community. The work of St John’s is grounded in an educational philosophy that promotes our distinctive Christian character as a church school and strives for excellence in learning.
Mrs Claire Graham, Headteacher.
Mrs Claire Graham
At the heart of every good school is an efficient well run office and St John's is no exception. We are extremely proud of our office staff who work so tirelessly behind the scenes to make things run smoothly.
In our office section we have lots of documents and information that we hope you will find useful. If you need anything else please feel free to get in contact t: 0117 9863824 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs Aimee Clark will help with your enquiry.
- Year R: Mrs Samantha Bruton
- Year 1: Miss Megan Rees
- Year 2: Mr Tom Livingston
- Year 3: Miss Hollie Lewis
- Year 4: Mrs Catherine Singleton and Mrs Laura Jefferis
- Year 5JP: Miss Joanna Powell
- Year 5KP: Miss Katie Pilkington
- Year 6: Miss Katie Bowers
Our school motto
Our school motto is 'Celebrate and learn together'. These words were chosen by staff, pupils, governors and parents of St John's School, with support and input from Reverend M'Caw. Please also see the explanation of what our school motto means (Pdf, 91kb).
At St John’s we inspire our whole school to love learning and work together so everyone can reach their full potential.
Through shared Christian values we recognise the skills and talents of all, nurture creativity and contribute to our community.
With engaging lessons, exciting opportunities and challenging experiences we deepen knowledge and understanding, have fun and succeed.
Values and ethos
The whole school community was involved in devising the school's values. This was achieved during two school away days for governors, teachers and staff and was led by the diocese. These values are firmly based upon the Christian values of the National Society. Our values are:
These values are of the highest importance to school life as they underpin the ethos and culture of the school community. They are prominently displayed in a painting of a values tree on the wall of the school hall and on canvases in every classroom. The values tree is referred to in assemblies and services.
The story of our logo
St John’s school has as its logo the centuries old image of Jesus as the ‘Lamb of God.’ This title for Jesus comes from John the Baptist pointing to him in the Gospel of St John in chapter 1, verse 29, and saying, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Since the school is named after John the Baptist (following the dedication of St John’s Church in the town), the image reflects John’s chief purpose of pointing to the importance of Jesus.
St John's CofE Primary School
Jesus is spoken of as a lamb because this symbolises his innocence. The banner resting on his shoulder and held in its right foreleg represents the cross on which he died and the victory which he has won when he rose from the dead.
The school logo is a colourful representation of the school's Christian roots and values.
The school is required by law to make certain information accessible on its website. Please find some quick links below to that information: