St John’s is a Church of England Voluntary Aided primary school. The ethos and practice of the school stress Christian values and the nurturing of links between home, school, churches and the local community. We ask all parents applying for a place for their child at St. John’s to respect this ethos. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the Christian faith to apply for and be considered for a place at the school for their child.
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.
As a legacy of the 2012 Olympic games, the government provides additional PE & Sport funding to sustain and improve the provision for physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this. Our statements detail how we do this
Our school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth, to view the world in a positive way or achieve academically. All our staff view child safety as a key priority and as a school we have clear systems and policies in place to give every child a SAFE place to speak.