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.

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A warm welcome

Mrs Claire Graham

Headteacher

Virtual tour

We have produced a virtual tour of the school in order for parents and carers to get a favour of what life is like at our amazing school.

If you have any further questions please don't hesistate to contact us.

The Office

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: enquiries@stjohnskeynsham.co.uk. Mrs Aimee Clark will help with your enquiry.

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Classes

  • 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
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Classes

Curriculum

We inspire our children's learning through a creative curriculum, ensuring our pupils experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end of each key stage, long-term memory of an ambitious body of procedural and semantic knowledge. 
 
We have developed a creative and thematic approach to learning that maps knowledge to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Subject leaders from across the WMAT trust have also worked together to ensure breadth of coverage of the curriculum, ensuring key knowledge is learnt in specific year groups to ensure further knowledge can build upon this. Our four curriculum drivers; environment, spirituality, morality, and creativity also shape our curriculum breadth. They are derived from an exploration of the backgrounds of our students; our beliefs about high-quality education; and our values. They are used to ensure we give our students appropriate and ambitious curriculum opportunities. 
 
To find out more information about the intent, implementation, and impact of our curriculum; the SMSC statement; and British Values curriculum statement, look at our Teaching and Learning Policy. Please also look at our curriculum page for specific subject information.
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Vision

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).

Vision

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.

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Vision

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:

Creativity
Trust
Respect
Family
Peace
Freedom
Fun
Wisdom
Positivity

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.

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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.

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The story of our logo

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. 

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Statutory information

The school is required by law to make certain information accessible on its website. Please find some quick links below to that information:

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