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

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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.



Just a reminder that children are back at school on Tuesday 5th Jan.  Best wishes for 2016.


We look forward to seeing you at the school fair tomorrow at 3:30pm. Entry is via the Green Hall ramp.


Apologies if you did not receive the newsletter on Thursday.  It has been successfully added to the website and is available to view.  


Friday's non-uniform day is a chance to bring in an item for the Fair and wear non-uniform. Next week we have the fancy dress costume day!


All parents of children who are due to start school in September 2016 are warmly invited to visit over the next couple of months.  We have dates available at different times, just give us a call to let us know when you are able to visit.

Wednesday 7th October 9:30am

Tuesday 20th October 1:30pm

Wednesday 4th November 9:30am

Tuesday 17th November 5:45pm

Thursday 26th November 9:30am

Nursery Taster Sessions are available between 10:30am-11:30am on:

Wednesday 20th October 

Wednesday 4th November 

Thursday 26th November

We look forward to meeting you.


Children's day off

Diary: Head Teacher


The children of SJM continue to delight with their positive attitudes towards learning.  I have been very impressed with Years 3 and 4 and their knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians.  Ella B, Jamie W, Charlie C, Harvey Q and Katie R have been telling me all about cartouches and shadufs (I had to look up how to spell them!).   It is also fabulous to hear each week how children continue to persevere with their learning; this is a great life skill.    

Today we had wonderful performances of Whoops-a-Daisy-Angel by the Reception classes and Nursery. The children sang beautifully and took part with enthusiasm and some examples of great confidence. We even had a duet by Beth and Jessica. The day concluded with the return of our Nursery children from their Christmas steam train outing so big smiles all round.

Wow!  The children's costumes (and adults) were wonderful!  As always, we are incredibly impressed with the effort and ingenuity that goes into the different outfits.  We've had dinosaurs, aliens in pants and other guises, Alice in Wonderland characters, Cats in Hats and trips Back to the Future!  To see the wonderful characters please join us for our 3pm Parade across the Playground.