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Welcome to St John’s CE Primary

St. John’s Primary is a happy caring school with strong community links. We provide a warm and welcoming learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their potential. Visitors often compliment us on the positive atmosphere in school and we value this as children learn best when they are happy.

Mrs Sally Quirk
Headteacher

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Ofsted says…

‘This is a school that is not resting on its laurels. The headteacher and other senior leaders are passionate about getting the best for their pupils and they embrace with enthusiasm new initiatives.’

‘St John’s is a good school with outstanding features.
Pupils flourish both socially and academically.’

‘Teachers have good expectations of the more able and challenge them well.
Teachers plan exciting lessons that engage and motivate pupils well.’

‘Pupils achieve well and develop a love of learning. Pupils are polite and courteous, and they support each other well. They are sensitive to the needs of others.’

‘Pupils are sociable and articulate and develop good confidence and self-esteem.
They are enthusiastic learners and their positive attitudes ensure that time is rarely wasted in lessons.’

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Latest news

  • Summer Fete 18 July 2016 - Clare and Steve Ridler and their team of parents had decided a few weeks ago to hold the Summer Fete on the fields this year. Although this meant more work in moving all the equipment down from the school and depended on good luck weather wise we were all for it and ready to go. […]
  • Almost the End of the Year 18 July 2016 - Last week over 100 pupils entertained packed audiences with their musical talents at the KS1 and KS2 summer music concerts. Every child at St John’s is given exceptional music opportunities through class lessons and a full range of clubs. Music is lead by the amazing Sarah Marsh who is supported by her talented team. To see so many young musicians brave enough […]
  • A week full of music at St John’s! 15 July 2016 - On Monday the youngest singers and musicians in our school performed their hearts out at our end of year concert for parents and carers. The Smarties Choir performed a number of songs, showing how much they have learned whilst attending their weekly after school club. We were also treated to a number or instrumental solos […]
  • Sports Day 07 July 2016 - If there is such a thing as a perfect sports day then this was it. – sun all day but not too hot and a slight breeze.  All the school paraded around the Olympic track behind the five pupils carrying the torch in their red, yellow, blue and green ringed t-shirts.  Dave must be thanked […]

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Diary

Summer Holiday
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 3, 2016 - 12:00 am
Description: Summer Holiday
Pilates
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: September 1, 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Pilates with Emma-Jane Rushby
(Yr 4 Ethan's mum)
Pilates
Starts: 8:00 pm
Ends: September 1, 2016 - 9:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Pilates with Emma-jane Rushby
Creative Writing
Starts: 8:00 pm
Ends: September 1, 2016 - 9:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Creative Writing with Eleanor Prescott
(Year 4 Gerran's mum)

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Meet the classes

Reception

Miss Allen (Monday – Friday)

As their first year at school I believe it is crucial to ensure that first and foremost children feel happy and secure coming into school. This year is not only about building the foundations of the curriculum, phonics, literacy, maths, physical development, creative arts and understanding the world; it is also about encouraging children to become more independent learners.

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Class 1

Mrs Temp (Monday – Friday)

In Year 1 the children make the transition from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1. Not only is the curriculum new, but the expectation for independence and concentration is increased. The transition is gradual, moving from largely play-led learning to a more formal style.

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Class 2

Miss Prendergast (Monday – Friday)

During this pivotal year, we encourage the children to flourish, becoming more independent and confident in themselves and in their learning. We will be preparing the children for their SATS at the end of the year, as well as their transition into Key stage 2.

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Class 3G

Mrs Grimble (Monday – Wednesday and Friday), 
Mrs Clark  (Thursday)

This year we begin the transition to Key Stage 2. We learn how to become more independent and build confidence in ourselves as responsible learners.

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Class 3P

Mrs Clark (Monday AM), 
Miss Parfett (Monday PM – Friday)

This year we begin the transition to Key Stage 2. We learn how to become more independent and build confidence in ourselves as responsible learners.

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Class 4

Mrs Casewell (Monday – Thursday), 
Mrs Quirk  (Friday)

This year we begin to prepare the children for their transition to Upper Key Stage 2. We learn to become more independent, focussed, mature and responsible learners. We begin to take an active role in our own learning, developing our curiosity and questioning, whilst developing critical thinking skills.  

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Class 5

Ms McAvoy (Monday – Wednesday am), 
Mrs Turner (Wednesday pm – Friday)

This year we begin to prepare the children for greater independency in their learning. They learn to become more independent, focussed, mature and responsible learners.  The children begin to take an active role in our own learning, developing their curiosity and questioning, whilst developing critical thinking skills.

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Class 6

Mr Josh Still (Monday – Thursday), 
Mrs Jane Gillhouley (Friday) 

This year we begin to prepare the children for their transition to secondary school. Part of this preparation involves taking on new roles and responsibilities, such as the role of house captain, sports captain, tuck shop manager and sports reporter in addition to the school council representatives. 

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