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-east 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 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.



Dear All,

The leaflet going home today states that the shoeboxes will be collected between 1-18th November but infact they are being collected from school on Tuesday 15th November 9am.


Come and join us in the Main Hall Thursday 20th Oct at 9am-10am.  All welcome!


9am start in the Green Hall then in classes with your children.  We look forward to seeing you.


Friday 14th October (tomorrow) at 8am.  Come along and join us if you can.


We look forward to seeing Y1 and Y2 parents, carers and family for our maths morning tomorrow (Tue 11th Oct).


6:30 pm

Diary: Head Teacher


WOW! What a wonderful turnout from our parents this morning for the Growth Mindset meeting.  The session was an opportunity to find out a little more about what we are doing as a school and how we can support our children (and ourselves) employ a growth mindset approach towards life and learning.  Follow-up coffee mornings will provide opportunities to share ideas, resources and ideas.  It was great to hear how many parents were already hearing their children reflecting this positive approach.  We will be reading your suggestions and feeding back to everyone further information about our school's journey and we want to hear from you too.  Our thanks to everyone who was able to attend and join in so positively. In the meantime, have a pleasant rest of the week and an enjoyable half term.


Well the day started with a big smile on our faces as Nursery and Reception sang and recited their Nursery Rhymes and songs with great enthusiasm which was a joy to see.  Thank you to everyone who came along to watch and join in!.  Mrs Welsh and Miss Hewson led the Shark Song with gusto (and great props!) and I have been humming the song all day.  The coffee morning raised just over £100 for Macmillan nurses - we know they will be very grateful for your generous contributions.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for our Growth Mindset coffee morning in the Main Hall at 9am.


Huge thanks go to the PTA for funding the ever popular theatre company performance at SJM.  This is something the children always enjoy and it creates memories they will cherish.  Thanks also go to everyone who supports the PTA's fundraising events. We hope to show you the new spotlights in action very soon!