St. John's Mead School
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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.



Sophie Axford has organised a Christmas Social for all parents and carers on Friday 19th December in the backroom of the Beaufort Hunt Pub.  There will be a three course hot/cold buffet and disco for £20.  For more information contact: 07854427394.


Just Y5 & 6 children to SJM by 8:20am tomorrow, Thu 18th Dec.  Bring packed lunch & bottle of water for trip. Have fun! 


South Glos Council - Appeal for information about man approaching schoolchildren in South Gloucestershire

We have been advised by Avon and Somerset Police to ask parents and children to be aware of a number of incidents in South Gloucestershire where a man in a car has approached schoolchildren and offered them a lift.

The police are appealing for information about three incidents, on Wednesday December 10 at Redwick Road in Pilning at 7.30am, in Greenways Road in Yate at 12.45pm and in Thornbury Road, Thornbury at 4.15pm. In each case a man in a small blue hatchback stopped and asked the children if he could give them a lift.

It is important to stress that none of the children interacted with the suspect and the driver left the scene without committing a crime.The police believe the three reports may possibly be linked, but at this stage do not think they are connected with similar reports in North Bristol.

They are taking the reports seriously and have increased police patrols in those areas around school start and end times, and have been liaising with schools and other partner agencies.

We and the police are asking parents and children to be aware, never to accept lifts with strangers, and to tell an adult or call police immediately should they be approached.

We would urge anyone with information on these incidents to contact police immediately on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.


School uniform orders will be ready for collection after school today. 3:15pm Fri.


Our choir & Westerleigh Brass Band are playing tonight at 7pm.  We look forward to seeing you.


Day off for children

Diary: Head Teacher


WOW!  All our children have performed so wonderfully this week in their Christmas performances.  The singing across the school has been fabulous as demonstrated by the SJM Now That's What We Call Christmas CD!  I'm looking forward to hearing our choir sing with the Westerleigh Brass Band tonight.


What a fabulous morning spent with our grandparents.  The KS1 children enjoyed performing their play, the choir sang and grandparents were shown around the classrooms.  At 2pm it is the turn of KS2 to perform their dress rehearsal to grandparents and parents/carers with small children.  Exciting, it is definitely the Christmas season!


Wow, what an exciting netball match last night!  It was a thrilling match as SJM fought back from 2:0 to win 5:4.  I was so proud of how well the team played.  Wohoo, well done Team SJM!