St. John's Mead School
"Valuing effort, valuing others, valuing self"




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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.


Sophie Axford has organised a Christmas Social for all parents and carers on Friday 19th December in the backroom of the Beaufort Hunt Pub.  There will be a three course hot/cold buffet and disco for £20.  For more information contact: 07854427394.


The hatching of the chicks has caused delight across the whole school community with everyone popping in to see them battling their way out of their eggs.  They are now looking more fluffy yet still very chirpy!  

21/07/2016alert 100% Attendance!
100 Percent Attendance 2015-16
Eliza J, Steven , Jessica Y, Lila , William P, Cerys B, Charlie K, Sebastian R, Bethany R, Morgan , Daisy J, William K, Reece , Philip B, Ashton , Lillie , Jemma H, Henry , Max R, Callum G, Demi M, Abbie R, Sophie A, Jack B, Jessica D, Cassie , Lloyd , Alex R, Mkenzy , Chloe W.
100 % Percent Attendance Summer Term 2016

Imogen A, Ruby , Jessica F, Rosie M, Tyler R-T, Harriet , Molly S, Max B, Noah C, Adele, Isabelle K-H, Amelie , Elena M, Kayleigh, Emily B, Charlotte D, Lucy D, Noah F, Matthew H, Jamie M, Lola , Alfie P, Charlie R, Poppy , Charlie Y, Mya B, Harry B, Drew D, Lauren , Max F, Imogen G, Chloe P, Liam , Jack W, Kaidon, Callum W, James A, Patrick , Madison B, Matthew B, Isobelle B, Isobel B, Elliott F, Lily M, Ataya, Zoe, Sabin, Olly , Layla,  Austin , Freddie, Laura, Eloise, Chloe B, Lily C, Daniel, Matthew E, Madison F, Lucy G, Nell, Niamh, Daisy P, Theo P, Riley P, Jack R, Tyler R, Joshua S, Rosalia , Gemma, Channon-Marie, Philippa, Seren, Cameron , Ian, Taylor , Chloe M, Eli R, Mia W, Harry A, Elliot B, Levelle , Courtney , Evie F, Charlie H, Lexie, Oscar, Tyus, Katie R, Callum R, Miles, Gabriella, Reuben, Leo , John B, Sienna-Jade, Evie E, Tommy , Melissa, Paige , Anya , Jemma M, Kacey, Nicole, Alfie B-L, Dawson , Ellis C, Matthew D, Alexander, Molly F, Vegas, Jodi, Lucy, Millie , Alice, Joe B, Rosie C, Heidi, Evie C, Harrison , Theo F, Luis , Callye.

Well done everyone!

22/09/2015alert 25 Years SJM!

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

14/11/2012general 7-10pm PTA Presents & Pamper Night

TONIGHT!  Remember to come along in a minute or two to join us for what will be a fabulous night at school.  A chance to do a little Christmas shopping amongst friends. 

12/11/2012general After School Club Message from The Den


Need that extra few hours for shopping or that party prep time?

Use The Den on Fridays  leading up to Christmas. 

Price £6.00 until 5pm- £8.00 until 6pm. Free snacks or hot meal £1.00

Pop in and see either Rachel or Karen. Or e-mail us at

19/05/2014general Appeal for help from a parent regarding the flooding in Serbia and Bosnia.

As you may have heard, Serbia and Bosnia have had torrential rains where in three days they had 3 months worth of rain, causing terrible flooding - in some cases houses are 3 metres underwater.

There has been huge evacuation activity, around ~ 30 000 evacuees, with no possessions, have poured into Belgrade leisure centres & temporary shelters.

The Serbian Embassy in London has organised the  collection of the following goods:

Bedding, blankets

Clean vests/underwear/socks  – in all sizes

Nappies, children’s clothes (for comfort only smaller teddies )

Tinned food/bottled water

Milk  powder (babies and grown ups)

Plastic cutlery/glasses

Hygiene products (soaps, shampoos), small towels

If possible in boxes…please

These will be delivered at the check point at the Red Cross in Belgrade, Serbia, and then distribute to the worst affected areas.  If you are able to help please bring in the above items (if possible in boxes) for Mrs Knowles to collect on Wednesday.   The collection point in school will be by the reception entrance on Wednesday morning.

Mrs Knowles will go to London early on Thursday and take the boxes to the Embassy for custom papers and loading on to one of their vans.

The Embassy ‘s activities are shown on their website here…:

Here is the weekend reporting from the BBC…

God Bless

Snezana Knowles

03/09/2015general Back to school

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.

30/08/2012general Back to School Reminder

Monday 3rd September is an INSET day so children will be starting back on Tuesday 4th September.  We look forward to seeing you.

05/06/2017alert Back to school tomorrow (Tuesday).

Welcome back! Reminder: swimming costumes & towels for Gemini, PE kits for KS2. See you soon.

17/02/2013general Back to school tomorrow.

Term 4 starts Monday 18th February.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

05/01/2015general Back To School!

We look forward to seeing you all back to school tomorrow: Tuesday 6th January 2015.  Happy New Year!

03/07/2014general Cake Donations Tomorrow Please

PTA REMINDER  Please remember to bring in your cakes tomorrow for the Summer Fair, or on Saturday morning if easier.

We also request that all raffle tickets sold or unsold are returned to school either tomorrow or brought to the Fayre on Saturday.

Thank you.

02/12/2011general Camel Procession Today (Fri 2.12.11)

TODAY the camel procession will be starting from the Vicarage in Horseshoe lane and going down the main street from opposite the Peugeot garage and down past the shops like Penny Farthings and Hobbs and round to the church.  All afternoon today one of the crafts going on in church will be making lanterns with night lights. If children would like to come into church to make their lantern and then be ready to stand in the street holding their lit lanterns (with parents/carers of course) while the procession takes place, it would great. We're hoping for TV coverage (not guaranteed of course!). So if children are interested in that I suggest they come into church from 4pm onwards to make their lantern.

Rev'd Jane.

17/11/2016alert Car vandalism Woodman's Rd 3:05pm 17.11.16

Dear All,

Distressing news, a SJM parent's car was vandalised today between 3:05pm and 3:12pm along Woodman's Road.  Someone walked past the dark blue people carrier and scratched a deep line across the whole length of the vehicle.  If anyone saw anything we emplore you to contact the police.  It is depressing to think that someone would do this mindless act and if you can help please do so.

16/06/2011general carnival float

We will be assembling the carnival float tomorrow morning at school.  Please join us if you can for 11:30am by the Top Block.  Children taking part need to be at school in the orange hall for 1:15pm.  See you tomorrow!

24/06/2010general CARNIVAL FLOAT WINNERS!

Congratulations to everyone for such a winning effort with the carnival float this year.  Please see the showcase section for photographs of the award winning entry!