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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

  • Sevenoaks Schools Football League 13 November 2018 - A really impressive start to the season because it was so obvious from the start that the team had taken on board all that they had been taught by the coaches – real footballing talent with an understanding of what the game is all about. They kept to their places, their movement was spot on […]
  • Cross Country at Radnor House, Wednesday 31st October 01 November 2018 - This is another example of real team work with the school, parents and local clubs all working as one. What strikes one immediately is the dedication and keenness to do well from the children, with all the encouragement in the world from the parents as well as from the children who encourage each other before […]
  • Open Morning for New Parents Mon 15th Oct 16 October 2018 - So far this term we have had 2 open mornings with not far short of 60 families joining us. This is when I enjoy so much being here, because you see first hand the success that St John’s has had in developing self confidence in children, enabling them to communicate freely, and feel happy to […]
  • Daily Events 15 October 2018 - A very enjoyable few days with St John’s.  The Harvest Festival service at the Church was a wonderful occasion with, as usual the whole school taking part and a packed church.  Years 1 and 2 with their “A Song for Harvest” and Year 6 with their “Streets of London” sang beautifully and so clearly.  The […]

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Diary

Netball match
Starts: 3:15 pm
Ends: December 17, 2018 - 4:15 pm
Location: Knole Academy
Break up for Christmas
Starts: 1:30 pm
Ends: December 18, 2018 - 3:15 pm
English with ICT - Kent Adult Education
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: December 21, 2018 - 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
English with ICT - Kent Adult Education
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: December 28, 2018 - 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
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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

Miss Giles

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

Mrs Temp

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 Boshoff / 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 4

Mrs Casewell / Mrs Hollands

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 / Mr Grobel


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 6M

Ms Mackelworth / Mrs Gillhouley

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 6W

Mrs Legg / Mrs Woodhouse

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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