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


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Our apples and how we used them
Our apples and how we used them

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.



Year 5 have arrived safely and Year 6 are having a fabulous time.  They slept a lot earlier last night following their disco and as Mr Swanson says, 'They've been great!'. 


Year 6 have arrived safely and are enjoying themselves.  All well.  


Just a reminder that tomorrow is MUFTI (non-uniform day).  A donation for the Summer Fair tombola would be appreciated by the PTA for their biggest fundraising event of the year.  

The Summer Fair is on Saturday 2nd July and we hope you can join us.


Today's KS2 sports day is cancelled due to weather conditions.


Tomorrow's KS1 sports day cancelled due to the very wet field. KS2 on Weds should be fine.

Diary: Head Teacher


Huge congratulations to all the children, parents and staff involved in the successful Carnival Club.  The float won second place but more importantly everyone had a fabulous time.  Special thanks to Matt List who as Creative Director and float constructer did a fantastic job.  We would not have been able to do this without him and all the wonderful parents and children who worked so hard developing the float and costumes and to the extremely generous SODBURY FUELS who lent us their lorry for the carnival.  Welll done everyone!


Well done to our Year 2s who took part in a Football Festival at Chipping Sodbury School yesterday.  The team: 

Isobel, Lily, Zoe, Isabelle, Layla, William, Finley, Reece, Oscar and Maxi had a great time.  Our thanks go to their team manager Miss Williams.
Congratulations also to our Football Team who won a tightly fought match against St. Pauls on Thursday.

Our school running success continues this year with an impressive 38 SJM children taking part in the recent South Glos Cross Country Events.  All our  children impressed us with their determination and perseverance.  Congratulations to: the Year 5 Girls and 4 Boys who both came third in their year groups, and Year 6 Girls who came second and Year 6 Boys who came first.  A special well done to Caitlin G and Charlie C who both came third in their year.