The Office

Term dates


Term 1

Start: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Finish: Friday 26th October 2018

Staff training days: Monday 3rd September & Tuesday 4th September 2018

Term 2

Start: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Finish: Thursday 20th December 2018

Staff training day: Monday 5th November WMAT conference & Friday 21st December 2018

Term 3

Start: Monday 7th January 2019
Finish: Friday 15 February 2019

Term 4

Start: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Finish: Friday 5 April 2019

Staff training day: Monday 25th February 2019

Term 5

Start: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Finish: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Staff training day: Friday 24th May

Term 6

Start: Monday 3rd June 2019
Finish: Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Term dates 2018-2019 (Pdf, 191kb)

Public holidays

  • 25th December 2018 Christmas Day
  • 26th December 2018 Boxing Day
  • 1st January 2019 New Year’s Day
  • 19th April 2019 Good Friday
  • 22nd April 2019 Easter Monday
  • 6th May 2019 May Day
  • 27th May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday



Term 1

Start: Wednesday 4th September 2019
Finish: Friday 25th October 2019

Staff training days: Monday 2nd September & Tuesday 3rd September 2020

Term 2

Start: Tuesday 5th November 2019
Finish: Friday 20th December 2019

Staff training day: Monday 4th November 2020: WMAT conference

Term 3

Start: Monday 6th January 2020
Finish: Friday 14th February 2020

Term 4

Start: Tuesday 25th February 2020
Finish: Friday 3rd April 2020

Staff training day: Monday 24th February 2020

Term 5

Start: Monday 20th April 2020
Finish: Thursday 21st May 2020

Staff training day: Friday 22nd May 2020

Term 6

Start: Monday 1st June 2020
Finish: Friday 17th July 2020

Staff training day: Monday 20th July 2020

Term dates 2019-2020 (Pdf, 90kb)


School policy and ordering links

At St John's School CofE 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 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.


You can order our uniform through SchoolTrends. The school are then sent the orders which are processed during school term time only, your order may take up to two weeks to arrive.

School catering 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.

Admissions 2018/19

If you are intending to apply for a place at our school then you may be interested to read our admissions policy (Pdf, 224kb).

For more details on school admissions please see the booklet a primary school for your child (Pdf, 1.4mb) or for more information see BANES Council's admissions.

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 details with the school office.


If you’re planning on shopping online, please register and shop with Easyfundraising. You’ll be helping to raise funds at no extra cost to you – it’s fundraising for free with thousands of retailers are included. To sign up to Easyfundraising you can register here.

Minutes of meetings

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)

Child care providers

Kim Spiller/Anne Spiller

Play is Learning Childcare Services
33 Charlton Park
BS31 2NB

Tel: 01179863560
Mobile: 07966470066

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.

Parent Council

Find out more about Parent Council meetings