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

The Good Life.
The Good Life.

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.



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.


Please join us for our first Auction of Promises this Friday 7pm for 7:30pm start. Or send in a sealed bid if you can't make it.  We hope to see you there, it should be a fun evening. Money raised will go towards possible new stage lighting and play equipment.


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.


3:20 pm start
Christmas Performance 9:30 am & 2 pm

Diary: Head Teacher


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.



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'.