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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…

‘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

  • Y4 Concert for Parents 05 December 2016 - Here are some snippets from this mornings Yr4 Concert.. [Translate]
  • St John’s Advent Service 30 November 2016 - On Sunday the school’s Advent service was a great way in which to bring the school and the church community together. The school choir and their families joined the church congregation for the service with the children reading all the prayers and singing the Scots Nativity.  Fr  Matthew gave an excellent sermon explaining to the […]
  • Christmas Term 30 November 2016 - The last month of the Christmas Term is always busy with a huge variety of enjoyable events. Last Friday was Quiz Night where the competitive spirit of parents and staff was apparent as teams put their heads together to answer the wide ranging questions compiled by Mark Semple, the Quiz Master,  and David Stringer.  There […]
  • Year 4 Music Concert – Monday 5th December 9.30m 21 November 2016 - We would like to invite parents and carers of Year 4 pupils to a brief concert on Monday 5th December at 9.30am. We think you will be impressed with the superb progress the groups have made. The music team led by Ms Marsh are an ambitious lot; 60 pupils all playing their string and brass […]

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Diary

English with ICT - Kent Adult Education
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: December 9, 2016 - 3:30 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: English with ICT - Kent Adult Education - contact Jane Smith: jsmith@stjohnssevenoaks.co.uk
Parent Forum
Starts: 2:30 pm
Ends: December 12, 2016 - 3:15 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, UK
Description: These meetings with parents, Mr Oatley and myself are held six times a year, one in each short term. Please come along and give us feedback about life at St John’s. I always point out we are happy to hear about the positive as well, of course, as welcoming suggestions for improvement.
Sewing
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: December 12, 2016 - 8:30 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Sewing with Jenny Canfield
(Yr 4 Elsebeth's mum)
Community Choir
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: December 12, 2016 - 8:30 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, United Kingdom
Description: Sevenoaks Community Choir
Contact:
jenny@dependant.org

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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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