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The school newsletters are published fortnightly, and will be emailed to you, as well as being available on the school website.
Start: Thursday 3 September 2020
Finish: Friday 23 October 2020
Staff training days: Monday 1 September, Tuesday 2 September 2020
Start: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Finish: Friday 18 December 2020
Staff training day: Monday 2 November 2020: WMAT conference
Start: Tuesday 5 January 2021
Finish: Thursday 11 February 2021
Staff training days: Monday 4 January, Friday 12 February 2021
Start: Monday 22 February 2021
Finish: Thursday 1 April 2021
Start: Monday 19 April 2021
Bank holiday: Monday 3 May 2021
Finish: Friday 28 May 2020
Start: Monday 7 June 2021
Finish: Wednesday 21 July 2021
Staff training day: Friday 18 June 2021
Please click the link below to see our term dates for 2020-2021.
Staff training days: Thursday 2 and Friday 3 September 2021
Start: Monday 6 September 2021
Finish: Thursday 21 October 2021
Staff training day: Friday 22 October 2021
Staff training day: Monday 1 November 2021
Start: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Finish: Friday 17 December 2021
Start: Tuesday 4 January 2022
Finish: Thursday 17 February 2022
Staff training day: Friday 18 February 2022
Start: Monday 28 February 2022
Finish: Friday 8 April 2022
Start: Monday 25 April 2022
Finish: Thursday 26 May 2022
Staff training day: Friday 27 May 2022
Start: Monday 6 June 2022
Finish: Friday 22 July 2022
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.
Children wearing dresses/skirts may wear cycling shorts underneath for when they engage in physical activity at playtimes eg football/cartwheels.
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 our uniform suppliers, Harvem (see below).
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.
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.
Shorts and T-shirts for PE can be purchased from Harvem (see link in Supplier section below). 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 Harvem.
14 Bath Hill, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HG
T: 0117 986 22 66
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.
Parents will receive a text by 7.45am (or earlier if possible), through our texting service, informing them of school closure.
Welcome to Zest, the Multi Academy Trust's in-house catering service
If you are intending to apply for a place at our school then you may be interested to read our admissions arrangements below.
For more detailed information on school admissions please see BANES Council.
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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
- 17 January 2019 (Pdf)
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: www.schoolmoney.co.uk
Click the link below for help with using 'School Money'.
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:
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.