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


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Welcome to the St John's Mead School Web Site

The Good Life.
The Good Life.

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.

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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. 


All welcome.Also, in date tombolla items appreciated for the PTA Christmas Fair. Please drop them in this week.


Dear Parents/Carers of children in class Genesis,

Please return your permission slips tomorrow so that your child can go swimming.  They will also need their swimming kits and have earrings removed.  Their first swimming session is tomorrow (Tuesday 22nd Nov) and then it will resume again after Christmas. Exciting!


Diary: Head Teacher


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.


I am sure you will all join us in thanking Selina and the PTA for another enjoyable Christmas Fair raising £1000 for new outdoor play equipment.  

The revamped coconut shy looked stunning during the Victorian Day.  Thanks go to Niamh's parents for brightening and jazzing up this enjoyable fundraising activity and to everyone who was able to help on the day.  Your time for these events is really appreciated and the money raised enhances your children's learning experiences.  Thank you!


Today our Years 5 and 6 had a wonderful surprise Tudor Day.  The teachers hired fabulous Tudor costumes for the children to wear and arranged a wonderful banquet in the Main Hall.  Our thanks go to the PTA for providing the 'Wow' money for the event - it was a special day that the Upper Juniors are sure to remember.  The teachers would also like to mention Ethan G who showed thankfulness for the day - reflecting our school values.