St. John's Mead School
"Valuing effort, valuing others, valuing self"


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Team effort.
Team effort.

Welcome to the St John's Mead School Web Site

A warm welcome to St John's Mead School. We are situated in the Market town of Chipping Sodbury lying at the foot of the southern Cotswold escarpment below Dodington Park in southern Gloucestershire 8 miles north-east of Bristol. As the Chipping in its name implies, it was once an important market centre in medieval times and stands at the crossroads on the main route between Bristol, Oxford and London.

St John's Mead School is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England Primary School which serves the community of Chipping Sodbury in South Gloucestershire and is controlled by the Local Authority. Voluntary controlled schools are schools that were originally controlled by the Church.

The school currently has 308 primary aged pupils and a Nursery for 60 children. The school teaches the National Curriculum and religious education follows the Local Education Authority's agreed syllabus.

Please click on Information (above) and then select the Summary tab to find more links to school documents and information.



9am Resource Centre

Focus: new website, KS1 play and anti-bullying and behaviour policies review, AOB.

Everyone welcome! 

Orchard pruning workshop
Saturday 4th February
Please come along and help prune the school orchard.
Tools and refreshments provided.
Learn how to prune fruit trees from Sally Pattison our parent governor who knows (nearly) all there is to know about fruit trees and tree pruning.
Sensible, supervised children welcome.
(Bring secateurs/ loppers if you have them).
Meet by the school car park. 

Years 1 & 2 are dressing up as knights, royalty, noblemen/women or dragons on Weds 4th Jan. First day back for everyone. Happy New Year!


Feel free to wear Christmas themed MUFTI for a donation to Save the Children charity on Friday 16th Dec.


We are eagerly looking forward to seeing Grandparents and Honorary Grandparents tomorrow (Tuesday 6th December).  They are welcome to drop in during the day depending on what age their grandchildren are.  The times of events are:  

9:30am KS1 Dress Rehearsal 

10am refreshments

10:15 am KS2 and choir singing

10:45am Visit to Reception

11:30am End of morning

2pm KS2 Dress Rehearsal for any grandparents who would like to return to school. 

Diary: Head Teacher


Huge CONGRATULATIONS to our Digital Leaders who created and led an interesting, informative assembly today about keeping safe in the electronic world.  The team focused upon protecting yourself from revealing personal information online.  The Digital Leaders also launched a competition to raise awareness about keeping safe with the closing date Tuesday 7th February.  


I have been so impressed with the effort and care Isaac B has put into developing this term's Art Competition.  The theme is 'Space'.  To enter children need to bring their art work in, labelled on the back with their name, class name and title of their artwork with 50p per entry.  All work will be on display the last week of term in the Library.  All entries need to be handed in by Wednesday 1st February.  Happy Art Times!


Congratulations to our new Digital Leaders who were selected from a very big field to represent their classes as the Digital Leader.  Mr Swanson was very impressed with the level of interest, one member had already been nominated by their class teacher as Star of the Week for their IT skills and helpful attitude.  We look forward to hearing more about their work in the coming weeks.