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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

  • Children in Need day 20 November 2017 - We all enjoyed our visit from Pudsey on Friday! [Translate]
  • Quiz Night 13 November 2017 - Another very professional Quiz Night was held yesterday.The Hall was packed with 11 tables of teams of 6. A huge thank you to Ace & Emily Chandler, Mark & Amy Semple, Dave Stringer & Helen Copp for putting together a testing and entertaining Quiz with the added bonus of making some of the question St […]
  • What do Governors really do? 08 November 2017 - Almost all of you will know that St John’s has a Governing Body, but not many people tend to know what we actually do, or indeed, what we are for. The roll of the Body is to set the strategic vision and direction for the School, but what does that really look like? The first […]
  • Parents Forum 04 November 2017 - This morning I went into St Johns for a Parents’ Forum meeting and had a great time beforehand walking around the school chatting to people and enjoying the wall displays.  If as a parent or grandparent you have time to look at all the displays in the corridors and classrooms and to talk to the […]

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Diary

Reception bedtime story
Starts: 4:45 pm
Ends: November 22, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, UK
Open Morning
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends: November 23, 2017 - 11:00 am
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3XD, UK
Description: Open morning for prospective parents - no need to book
Into Film Festival (Yr 1)
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: November 23, 2017 - 2:50 pm
Location: The Stag Theatre, London Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ, UK
Description: Please see attached letter for details
All Yr 1 children will need a packed lunch.
Please collect your child from the car park at the rear of The Stag Community Arts Centre at 2:50pm.
Year 6 Residential Trip Information Meeting
Starts: 3:15 pm
Ends: November 23, 2017 - 4:15 pm
Location: St John's CE Primary School, Bayham Road, Sevenoaks in Class 6
Description: TBC

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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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