Welcome to St John's Primary School
Welcome to St John’s Primary School
St John’s is a school at the heart of the community of South Benwell, Newcastle. We are a school which was judged to be good by Ofsted in February 2014, where every child is encouraged to achieve their very best. Children here make good progress and leave us well equipped to succeed in their secondary education. Our school has grown significantly in recent years and has an excellent reputation in the local area.
Everyone at St John’s is proud to be a part of our school. This is a happy, vibrant place to learn – we aim to give children the skills for life and a wealth of memorable experiences. The way we deliver our curriculum is a bit different - we use an approach called Mantle of the Expert to bring learning to life, putting drama and imaginative inquiry at the core of what we do. Our children tell us that learning here is fun, that behaviour is good and that they feel safe. Everyone who visits our school comments on the positive atmosphere; the polite, friendly and smiling children and the welcoming and engaging staff. We all work hard and our children make better than expected progress, but we have fun and enjoy what we do. We passionately believe that primary school should be the best years of your life – we want it to be so for all of our children.
Beyond the classroom, we offer a wide variety of clubs for children and courses for parents. We encourage parents to learn new skills; from cake decorating and cooking to numeracy, literacy and ICT skills. About a third of our children come to school early for our free breakfast club and many stay behind for after school clubs such as football, gardening, sewing, ICT, art, dance and drama.
Sport plays a big part in our school – we compete regularly in inter-schools competitions and take pride in our successes. Our school grounds were recently extended to provide all-weather facilities which are available for community use and have allowed us to extend our provision during evenings, weekends and holidays.
I take great pride in being the head teacher at St John’s. Enjoy browsing our website and seeing us in action - especially our class blogs. If you require a paper copy of anything on this website, please let the school office know and it will be provided free of charge.
A superb night at climbing club with fantastic progress made by everyone...... even Mrs Lishman
Week 1 of Lego Club. Lots of concentration, conversation and fun!! See you all again next week!
Climbing club week 2. For some, the first test of resilience was to get back on the bus and come along for the... https://t.co/BDaY5NgANQ
Well done St John's, runners up for the fair play award and overall runners up in Hattrick's Street Skills... https://t.co/diuPIICDDV
Years 5 and 6 are taking part in a ‘sexting’ workshop this morning with Jason. Jason’s teaching us all how to... https://t.co/DquLksSDSs
Loving our new basketball hoops 🏀
We thought about families in assembly today. Kieran summed it up when he wisely said that 'No type of family is... https://t.co/esstgWnmpp
REMINDER The Stop Smoking sessions is on in the Bungalow tomorrow from 8.45-10.45. Pop in and see Ashley for some information and support.
So proud of all of the members of climbing club for really challenging themselves in our first session. Everyone... https://t.co/0IRKSB5TiW
The Paediatric First Aid Course starts on Monday the 13th November. There are a couple of places left. Contact... https://t.co/hPNhNRlbVn