St John's Mission Statement

Learning together, aiming high!

St John's is a Church of England First School where we learn, work and play together in a happy, stimulating and secure environment, where everyone is valued and encouraged to achieve their best.


St John's Vision and Aims

The staff, parents and governors of St John's CE VA School work together to ensure:

  • Children experience aspirational learning
  • Children are nurtured and grow as happy, healthy and confident learners
  • We provide an inclusive community
  • All we do is rooted in our distinctive values
  • We provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, challenging and inclusive

Aspirational Learning

We have high expectations, which are built on firm foundations. Children are encouraged to be independent and to take risks with their learning in a supportive and creative environment. Children are taught purposeful, relevant and collaborative skills. Effective questioning helps our children to develop curious minds and a passion for learning.


Nurture Happy, Healthy and Confident Learners

Children build productive relationships by learning how to manage their feelings, through empathy, tolerance and respect for themselves and others. They develop their understanding of their rights and responsibilities to enable them to make positive contributions. Our positive environment promotes confidence, self-esteem, and healthy lifestyles where children are inspired to attain their full potential by working hard.


Inclusive Community

We are a welcoming fully inclusive school where everyone has equal importance. Everyone has the opportunity to have a voice, which will be heard and valued. We celebrate similarities and difference in our school and the wider community.


Distinctive Values

Our children are encouraged to explore their spiritual awareness rooted in our Christian Ethos. Our nurturing environment enables all children to feel safe, valued and to experience awe and wonder. They will be given opportunities to learn respect for themselves, each other, our church and community and the world beyond.