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

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-west 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 Education 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.



Reception 2015 parents and guardians are warmly invited to visit our school.  Open Days are being held on:

Thursday 2nd October 9:30am

Wednesday 22nd October 9:30am (Nursery Taster Session 10:30am-11:30am)

Wednesday 5th November 1:30pm (Nursery Taster Session 2:30pm-3:30pm)

Tuesday 18th November 6pm-7pm

Wednesday 26th November 9:30am (Nursery Taster Session 10:30am-11:30am)

We look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future.  Please contact the school office to arrange a visit tel. 01454 866501.


From September, school meals are free for all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2.  The menu is available via the information summary page.  Please let the office know if your child is not taking up this offer.

School meals for KS2 children (Years 3-6) will be £1.85 per dinner, therefore £9.25 per week.  Payment to be made on the first day of the week in a clearly labelled envelope with your child's name and class.


School is expected to be open as usual next Thursday.


Particularly slow traffic on the motorway means our children will probably be later back.  We'll let you know more when we know it!


Y5 due back 4:30pm.  Anything different we will post on the website or email.

Diary: Head Teacher


It has been fabulous hearing our children challenging themselves to use more powerful vocabulary.  They were like sponges taking on the teachers' different words to describe emotions in years 3 and 4 this week and they have been keen to use them in their writing. 

Congratulations to the children who have already achieved their Bronze Reading Award and Number Clubs.  Giles impressed us all with his reading this week.  Following on from the PTA funded theatre production of 'The Hobbit' Giles has been engrossed in the book ever since. 


We're looking forward to our Harvest Service this morning although I'm just going to have to dash out of school now to get something for the Food Bank (the charity we are supporting)!  Come along and join us if you are free.


Well the school council have just decided which charities to support this year and our school council secretaries are currently updating their web page and uploading the minutes.  Check out their efforts via the pupil page on the icon bar above.