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

Lunchtime Concert.
Lunchtime Concert.

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.



On Friday morning we will be attending our Harvest Service at St. John's Church.  You are all warmly welcome to join us at 9:30am.  If possible, please remember to bring a donation for the Food Bank collection.

Friday evening completes the 25 year anniversary week with a Barn Dance at the school.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Tickets are available from PTA members and the school office.


Please remember cakes for tomorrow's Open Afternoon to which you are all welcome 1:30-3pm. Barn DanceĀ  Friday!


The whole school rewire has gone well and I am sure everyone will love the new lighting and IT capability (although we have not seen the latter up and running yet).  The ceilings look fabulous too!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer.  We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday.


To prepare for our 25 yr celebration it is a non-uniform day today. 90s style if you fancy it, otherwise your choice!


Well our Year 6s have had a fabulous time and are on their way home now and should be back by the end of the school day (they are enjoying the air conditioned coach!).  The Year 5s have arrrived safely and are already settled in their cabins and ready to go!

Diary: Head Teacher


Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our 25th Anniversary Open Afternoon.  Please check out the Showcase section of the website for photographs of the day.  Huge thanks go to Mrs Britton and all the staff, governors and visitors who made the day so special.  As always our children did us proud!


Congratulations to Chloe and Mkenzy who are the House Captains for the Red Team; James and Phoebe for the Blue Team; Lloyd and Caitlin for the Green Team and Rosie and Jack for the Yellow Team.  All captains have already shown great responsibility and joyfulness in their role.  It is fabulous to see our children embodying our school values and motto: 'Valuing effort, valuing others, valuing self'.


I am sure you share our delight in the rewire going to plan and the school is looking good.  As many of our children have stated, the lighting looks great and we are getting used to the new bells! 

I have also been impressed with how quickly our children have settled into their new classes and the house captains have already embraced their new roles.  Congratulations to them all.

The 25 year celebrations are due to start in a few weeks with the Open Afternoon 1:30pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd September and Barn Dance, Friday 25th September at 7pm, as part of the events scheduled for the year.