Our School

St John’s CE Primary School is an OUTSTANDING, friendly school where children feel happy, safe and valued. In fact, OFSTED Inspectors during the Inspection in December 2007 wrote,

“St John’s is a popular, oversubscribed school and makes a considerable contribution to its community. parents are overwhelming with praise for the headteacher and staff.”

We place much emphasis on high standards of achievement as well as behaviour. As a school we are committed to equality of opportunity and developing in each child the self confidence to achieve their maximum potential in both academic and personal achievement.

The school is a member of the Epping Forest Primary Consortium that works to improve primary education at a local level. It also works closely with Davenant Sports College to develop its physical education provision. As a Church of England school, it has very close links with neighbouring St John’s Church. End-of-term assemblies, to which parents and friends are invited, are held in the Church. Our children are always proud to perform in front of a full house! Once a week we are led for Assembly by a member of the parish clergy, usually the Rector.

Pupils are encouraged to take on many responsibilities around the school, allowing them to develop their individual leadership skills at a young age. We have a School Council which takes its responsibilities very seriously and has a significant influence on the life and work of the school. Two children from each Key Stage 2 year group (a boy and a girl) are elected by their peers to stand for Council elections. They meet regularly with the Senior Management Team. All year 6 pupils are prefects and each year a head boy and a head girl are elected to represent the school. We also have in operation a ‘house’ system for sport. Each child belongs to one of four houses and throughout the year, but especially at the annual summer sports day, house points are earned.