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.


7pm Orange Hall

Diary: Head Teacher


A big well done to all our  children who have settled back to the new school year so quickly.  We have been impressed with the quality of homework and projects completed over the summer ranging from wonderful 3D models of castles, booklets and fact files to comprehensive diaries of the holidays.  Well done also to all the children who had a go at the Summer Reading Challenge (the smelly stickers sound interesting!).  Congratulations to the Green Team who earned the most house points this week. 


Congratulations to our new House Captains who have been elected by their peers to lead their house teams.  Well done to:  Guy McE and Lexie H (Blue); Rosie T and Ellis C (Red); Edward W and Fiona B (Yellow) and Lily G and Jacob P (Green).  We know they will lead their teams well.


Congratulations to all our children who have achieved 100% over the year.  Very impressive!

Well done to:

Fiona B, John B, Philip B, AshtonB , Katherine D, Elin S-D, Channon-Marie D, Courtney D, Gabby D, Max E, Elliot F, Shay G, Jessica H, Joshua H, Grace M, Bethany P-J, Ellie P, Max R, Sebastian R, Alex R, Katie R, Emelia S, Saffron S, Chloe S, Bailee W.