|Headteacher||Mrs Sally Quirk|
|Chair of Governors||Fr. Robin Jones|
|Address||Bayham Road, Sevenoaks Kent, TN13 3XD|
|School type||‘Controlled’ Church of England school|
Where are we?
St John’s Church of England Primary School is situated at the top of the hill in Bayham Road, with its main entrance in Kennedy Gardens.
08:45 Doors Open
10.45 – 11.00 Morning Break
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
15:15 End of School Day
15:15 – 18:15 School Interest Clubs
15:15 – 18.00 After School Club
All children are escorted into the playground for collection
As well as Sevenoaks, many children come to us from surrounding villages. Please see our Admissions Page.
If school is closed due to extreme weather conditions (such as heavy snow) a message will be posted on the homepage of the school website. Announcements are also made on BBC Radio Kent (96.7fm or DAB) . The information should be available on the Radio Kent website.
After 9:00 children must report to the office. This will constitute as a late mark.
If your child is unable to attend school due to illness please contact school as soon as possible.
On the first day of absence please either:-
- telephone school and leave a message on the absence line stating your child’s name, class, and reason for absence;
- use the Parentmail ‘Absence Reporting Tool’
(Absence reporting will only work through the Parentmail App, so it’s important that you have downloaded the App onto your iPhone or Android device.)
Any dental/medical appointments should, if possible, be made after school hours or during the holidays.
Anyone wishing to take absence during term time will need to write a letter to the Headteacher explaining why. It will be the Headteacher’s decision as to whether this will be granted. Requests for absence due to family holiday is not deemed an authorised absence. Absence between 5-10 days must be decided by the Governing Body. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, we ask that you do not book your holiday until the absence has been approved.
We have fully-qualified first aiders in school. If your child becomes unwell at school and needs collection we will call you. If your child has been unwell and needs to take medicine prescribed by your Doctor, we can administer it. The medicine must be delivered in person to the office, labelled with your child’s name, and you will need to complete a medical form.
Communication with school
At St John’s Primary School we value our close partnership with parents. The three way link between home, school and the child is crucial to the child achieving their maximum potential. By working together we can ensure a happy, successful primary school career. We value the support of parents and offer a range of activities and social activities to strengthen our partnership.
We use lots of different ways to communicate with parents, such as the newsletter. This is where you will find out lots of information about things which are happening at school, such as work the children have been doing, their achievements, special events, celebrations, dates for your diary and general information about the day to day life of the school. We also share leaflets and information on local issues and events.
Our school website is a good place to find out more; information about day to day issues, future learning and forthcoming events can all be accessed here.
We value our meetings with parents. You will have three appointments to meet with your teacher formally on parent’s evenings. if you wish to speak to your child’s teacher during normal school times we ask that you do it at the end of the day after school pick-up, or arrange a meeting via the office if your teacher is not available.
Please use the form below to submit any questions.