The School Day

Doors to the building open at 8.45am and the school day officially starts at 8.55am.

Anyone arriving after this time will be recorded as late.

8.45am Doors Open
8.55am School starts
10.15am Assembly in the Barn (four days a week)
10.30 – 10.45am Playtime
12noon to 1.00pm Lunch Key Stage One
12.30pm – 1.25pm Lunch Key Stage Two
2.00pm – 2.15pm Playtime (Key Stage One)
3.15pm End of the school day

Clubs and Societies
We are immensely proud at St John’s with the vast range of extra-curricular activities we offer our pupils. Details of these are published on a termly basis and may vary depending on the weather or staff commitments. Examples of current and previous clubs include
Netball, Art, Orchestra, Basketball, Stage School, French, Tennis and Gardening. There are many, many more!

Collective Worship
St John’s is a voluntary controlled Church of England school. Although we teach the six main world religions, we celebrate Christianity on a daily basis. Our assemblies reflect our rich and varied Christian heritage whilst drawing upon the beliefs and festivals of other cultures in a bid to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding.

In our 2008 Inspection the Church of England Inspector wrote:

‘The school places great importance on collective worship in its daily life.  When questioned during the inspection pupils expressed enjoyment of collective worship and their responses were entirely positive.
The act of worship witnessed in Shrove Tuesday was very good and fully in keeping with Anglican tradition.  It centred on the theme of seeking forgiveness and leads the way to further observance of Lent.  Pupils and staff were fully engaged and the act provided opportunity for prayer, praise and reflection as well as offering spiritual guidance and support.  Pupils participated well, particularly in the singing, the reading and prayers.  It had a distinctive, original format specific to the school and was a very worshipful occasion.”

Prayers are said every day in assembly and in class before lunch and home time.

Parents may make a request to withdraw a child from assemblies and religious education. Such a request would need to be discussed with the Headmaster.