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Welcome to St John’s CE Primary

St. John’s is a happy, caring church school having strong community links with a distinctive christian ethos. We provide a warm and welcoming learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their potential. Visitors often compliment us on the children’s confidence and positive atmosphere in school. We know children learn best when they are happy, we live by our school vision statement. All different and equal: All learning together in God’s world.

Mrs Sally Quirk
Headteacher

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Ofsted says…

‘The staff and Governors have a clear vision for the school that promotes the achievement of every pupil within a caring community based on Christian values.’

‘Pupils learn in a happy, calm, friendly atmosphere. They are keen to help one another and strong relationships throughout the school build trust and confidence.’

‘There is a strong culture of nurturing and support, combined with high expectations.’

‘The extraordinary extra-curricular programme supports learning really well.’

‘Pupils benefit from the quality and range of sporting activities and clubs as well as the rich provision for music throughout the school.’

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Latest news

  • St John’s Sports Day 27 June 2017 - As we approach yet another sports day, please click here to download a copy of the programme for the day!   [Translate]
  • Kent Cup Hockey Final 22 June 2017 - Unfortunately I could not be at Ashford yesterday to see the Teams. However having seen them all season and been so impressed with their improvement,concentration and just their will to win I was hoping for the best and that”s just what I got. The senior team are now proud runners-up in Kent having lost to Dover […]
  • Parents Open Afternoon 22 June 2017 - Parents’ Open Afternoon This is one of the events in the school diary which defines how successful St Johns is in promoting the importance of the school and parents working together. On the hottest day of the year so far many parents came to school to see and discuss their work with their children. The […]
  • Fly the Flag Armed Forces Celebration Day 19 June 2017 - This is always an  important ceremony at the  Sevenoaks Council Offices.  Year 3 walked up to take part arriving just before the start at 10.30a.m.  They joined members of the armed forces, local dignitaries and Church representatives.  The ceremony started with prayers and messages of thanks to the armed forces both here and around the […]

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Diary

Science Roadshow (selected Yr 6)
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
Location: Halstead Community Primary School, Otford Ln, Halstead, Sevenoaks TN14 7EA, UK
Description: 15 x Yr 6
Sports Day
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: June 29, 2017 - 12:00 am
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Road, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom (The Field)
Description: No school meals today - please bring a packed lunch. There will also be a barbeque supplied by the PTA. Please remember sun hats, sun cream and plenty of water!
Riding (Year 3)
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: June 28, 2017 - 4:15 pm
Location: Bitchet Farm, Sevenoaks TN15 0NA, UK
Description: Please see attached letter for details
Strawberry Picking (Yr 1)
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: June 29, 2017 - 12:00 pm
Location: Stonepitts Farm, Sevenoaks, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks TN15 0ER, UK
Description: Please see attached letter

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Meet the classes

Reception

Miss Allen 

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

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 

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 3

Mrs Turner / Mrs Clark  

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 4P

Miss Parfett 

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 4C

Mrs Casewell 


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

Mrs Grimble 

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 / Mrs Gillhouley

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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