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.



The last day of term will be Tuesday 14th July.  Sch closed Weds 15th July. Children back Mon 7th September.  Official confirmation came through today.


Please keep your child home for 48 hours if they are sick.  Give us a call if in doubt.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Family Bingo tonight.  Doors open 6:30pm.  Check out the showcase tab to find out who our mystery caller is!


What a fabulous day!  A huge thank you to everyone who helped at the Working Party, we achieved so much: the Nursery garden was tidied; the Reflection Garden weeded; the willow sculpture was pruned; the flower planters repaired, weeded and replanted; the Resource Centre repainted and a new path dug!  Not bad for a day's work!  Special thanks go to the PTA for providing such wonderful refreshments.  The school looks great and it was wonderful seeing parents, governors, staff and children working in partnership on what was a jolly, productive day.  On behalf of the whole school, THANK YOU! 


We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for our Gardening and Spring Clean Saturday  (10am-2pm).  Please come prepared to help garden, paint or use your carpentry skills for an hour or two.  If possible please bring any of the following: old/spare paint brushes to paint the outside of the wooden Resource Centre; secateurs to prune the willow structure; tool kit to repair the wooden planters, and any gardening equipment you may want to use for weeding and planting.  The PTA will be providing soup, rolls and cake so we will be well looked after!  See you tomorrow!


Day off for children

Diary: Head Teacher


This afternoon our netballers will be reporting back on their latest match.  See below for a sneak preview of their match report:


On Wednesday SJM played the Ridge in a netball match. We started off the game scoring one within a few minutes. Winning the first quarter, we went into the second quarter very positive however, that didn’t go as well as the first quarter. Losing4-1 out of the two quarters, we didn’t go into the third quarter so positive. Trying as hard as we could, it didn’t go to plan. We lost 6-2. Determined to get a goal, we played as hard as we could, it paid off. We were now only three goals away,(6-3) But they scored 3 goals in the final quarter. Then it was time, we had lost 9-3. 


Wow, the weeks are flying by and it is already halfway through the school year so time to say thank you to our old House Captains and a big welcome to our new ones.

Congratulations to Grace C and Jack S (Yellow), Danielle G and Callum R (Red), Abi B and Edward L (Blue) and Emma C and Oliver C (Green).  All these children were nominated by their peers to represent their house teams and I know they will do a fabulous job as House Captains. 


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.