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.



What a fabulous Pyjama Party!  Huge thanks to the staff for organizing such a great night and to the wonderful PTA who dealt with the record numbers in an unflappable, professional manner ensuring the 200 children all got cookies and hot chocolate.  Parents also seemed to enjoy the SPAG workshop and refreshments too.  Thanks to everyone for making it a great night.


Cotswold Way & the top of Hounds Rd (& underpass) have been closed this afternoon.  Traffic is going to be congested for pick-up. Reception chn free to pick up from 3pm.  We will look after children until you can get here. 


Reception chn can be picked up from 3pm today. We will look after children until you can get here. All fine.


SJM Reminder: 6:30-7pm tonight.  Pyjamas, slippers and bear!  See you there!


Tuesday 18th November is our Pyjama Party and we are looking forward to seeing you back at school for hot chocolate and a bedtime story.  Don't forget your pyjamas and slippers!  6:30pm to 7pm.  Whilst you wait there is wine and refreshments for parents and carers and info about SPAG (?!) from Miss Hodge.  Feel free to join us for what is always a fun event.

Diary: Head Teacher


A huge thank you to the staff for hosting such a fabulous evening and a massive thank you to the PTA for making sure it was a great success with tasty cookies and hot chocolate.  Mrs Cook probably fell asleep last night counting hot chocolate cups - most of the school had turned up. As I'm sure the approximate 200 children who came back for the party will agree, it was a fabulous night.  Thanks also go to the parents who attended the SPAG workshop, this should help support your children.


It has been fabulous hearing our children challenging themselves to use more powerful vocabulary.  They were like sponges taking on the teachers' different words to describe emotions in years 3 and 4 this week and they have been keen to use them in their writing. 

Congratulations to the children who have already achieved their Bronze Reading Award and Number Clubs.  Giles impressed us all with his reading this week.  Following on from the PTA funded theatre production of 'The Hobbit' Giles has been engrossed in the book ever since. 


We're looking forward to our Harvest Service this morning although I'm just going to have to dash out of school now to get something for the Food Bank (the charity we are supporting)!  Come along and join us if you are free.