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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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Term dates

2019-2020

Term 1

Start: Wednesday 4 September 2019
Finish: Thursday 24 October 2019

Staff training days: Monday 2 September, Tuesday 3 September, Friday 25 October 2019

Term 2

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

Staff training day: Monday 4 November 2019: WMAT conference

Term 3

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

Term 4

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

Staff training day: Monday 24 February 2020

Term 5

Start: Monday 20 April 2020
Bank holiday: Friday 8 May 2020
Finish: Thursday 21 May 2020

Staff training day: Friday 22 May 2020

Term 6

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

Staff training day: Monday 20 July 2020

 

2020-2021

Term 1

Start: Thursday 3 September 2020
Finish: Friday 23 October 2020

Staff training days: Monday 1 September, Tuesday 2 September 2020

Term 2

Start: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Finish: Friday 18 December 2020

Staff training day: Monday 2 November 2020: WMAT conference

Term 3

Start: Tuesday 5 January 2021
Finish: Thursday 11 February 2021

Staff training days: Monday 4 January, Friday 12 February 2021 

Term 4

Start: Monday 22 February 2021
Finish: Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 5

Start: Monday 19 April 2021
Bank holiday: Monday 3 May 2021
Finish: Friday 28 May 2020

Term 6

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.

Term dates 2020-2021

 

2021-22

Term 1

Staff training days: Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 September 2021
Start: Friday 3 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
Finish: Friday 22 July 2022

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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.

Meal prices from September 2020.

Please click the link below for information about meal prices from September 2020

Meal prices

Due to the current situation, we will only be able to offer cold packed lunches at school, when school reopens for everyone in September 2020.  Please click below to see a copy of the menu.

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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.

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. 

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. 

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 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).

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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Newsletters

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

The school newsletters are published once a month, and will be sent home with your child/children, as well as being available on the school website.

Friday 7th June 2019 (Pdf)
Friday 14th June 2019 (Pdf)
Friday 21st June 2019 (Pdf)
Friday 28th June 2019 (Pdf)
Friday 5th July 2019 (Pdf)
Friday 19th July 2019 (Pdf)
September 2019 (Pdf)
October 2019 (Pdf)
October 2019 - start and end of day letter (Pdf)
October 2019 - school council letter (Pdf)
November 2019 (Pdf)
December 2019 (Pdf)
January 2020 (Pdf)

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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 2019/20 (Pdf, 224kb).

For more detailed information on school admissions please see BANES Council.

More information

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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, 191kb)

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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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Parent Council

Find out more about Parent Council meetings