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Newsletters

Get right up to date with what's been happening here at school.

The school newsletters are published fortnightly, and will be emailed to you, as well as being available here.

Latest newsletter

November 19th 2021         PTA Newsletter             Wildcats flyer      Commins info

Previous issues

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Term dates

2021-22

Term 1

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 

Term 2

Staff training day: Monday 1 November 2021
Start: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Finish: Friday 17 December 2021

Term 3

Start: Tuesday 4 January 2022
Finish: Thursday 17 February 2022
Staff training day: Friday 18 February 2022

Term 4

Start: Monday 28 February 2022
Finish: Friday 8 April 2022

Term 5

Start: Monday 25 April 2022
Finish: Thursday 26 May 2022
Staff training day: Friday 27 May 2022

Term 6

Start: Monday 6 June 2022
Staff training day: Monday 11 July 2022
Finish: Thursday 21 July 2022

Printable version of the term dates 2021/22 (Pdf)

 

2022-23

Term 1

Inset days: 1 and 2 September 2022
Start:
 5 September 2022
Finish: 21 October 2022

Term 2

Inset day: 31 October 2022
Start: 1 November 2022
Finish: 16 December 2022

Term 3

Start: 3 January 2023
Finish: 9 February 2023
Inset day: 10 February 2023

Term 4

Start: 20 February 2023
Finish: 31 March 2023

Term 5

Start: 17 April 2023
Finish: 25 May 2023
Inset day: 26 May 2023

Term 6

Start: 5 June 2023
Inset day: 10 July 2023
Finish: 21 July 2023

Printable version of the term dates 2022/23 (Pdf)

 

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Uniform

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. 

PE

Our PE uniform is as follows:

  • a plain white (with or without school logo) polo top
  • a royal blue jumper or cardigan
  • plain black (no logos/ brands/ stripes) shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms
  • trainers not daps

Please ensure earrings are removed or covered with tape on days children will be undertaking PE lessons.

Jewellery

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.

Hairstyles 

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. 

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).

Swimming

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.

Supplier

You can order our uniform through Harvem.

Harvem Ltd

14 Bath Hill, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HG

T: 0117 986 22 66

W: harvem.co.uk

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.

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Emergency closure

Parents will receive a text by 7.45am (or earlier if possible), through our texting service, informing them of school closure.

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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.

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Admissions

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.

More information :

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Eco council

The Eco Council is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way St John's Church of England Primary School is run and help it to be environmentally friendly. The Eco Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Members of the Eco Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. Each year the Eco Council undertake a survey with their class to identify strengths of the school and areas that we can improve collaboratively. 

 

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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.

Easyfundraising

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

Newsletter

PTA Newsletter November 2020

 

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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: www.schoolmoney.co.uk

Click the link below for help with using 'School Money'.

School money help

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Attendance

School policy information

Please see our school attendance policy (Pdf, 313kb)

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Child care providers

Kim Spiller/Anne Spiller - Play is Learning Childcare Services - Tel: 01179863560/Mobile: 07966470066

Annabel Heath -  07779464337   anniedh@blueyonder.co.uk

Cheryl Benger -  07771633080  cherylsims15@aol.com

Lorraine Breen – 07890283869 lorraine228@hotmail.com

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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.

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