Welcome to St John's Primary School
Welcome to St John’s Primary School and Nursery.
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 October 2018, 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.
We offer full-time education for children in Nursery from the September after their third birthday, as part of our expansive Early Years Unit for 3-5 Year olds.
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 half 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.
Join us every Tuesday morning 9am-12pm for a Weekly Warm Welcome! This week the group are making Dream Catchers. #warm#wellbeing Pop in anytime if you would like to join us.
This week in art, Year 6 have been working on creating work which is representative of the personalities. They initially used Mayan spirit companions to help them think about who they are and what they’re good at.
As part of our #WorldBookDay celebrations, 16 lucky competition winners were taken to @7Stories to buy a book of their choice and had a treat lunch from @McDonaldsUK. The children made their own books using only one piece of A3 paper.
Year 4 have been enjoying reading some of our recent @First_News newspapers. This wonderful resource is keeping the class up to date with current world affairs 👍🏻
Year 5 and 6 are finding out all about Holi. Our visitor is teaching them all about Hinduism and the Festival of Colour.
Huge congratulations to Bayley for winning a Kindness Award today. We think he thoroughly deserves it for being a kind and caring friend and supporting others. Well done Bayley! Thank you @VisionForEd #kindness @WestEndSchools
Year 4 have been super scientists at Science Club this half term. Our final session included a visit from Fyto Ltd. to check on the plants we have been growing, as well as a scavenger hunt around the @scienceatlife!
W Club-a weekly warm, welcoming space in the Bungalow @stjohns. Every Tuesday morning 9am-12pm. Grab a hot dink and a snack, chat with others or just chill. Pop in it’s FREE and there is no need to book. #welcome
Thank you to everyone who came to our fun filled Early Years Royal Ball this afternoon.
19th January, 2023
Nursery applications - September 2023
8th December, 2022
Winter holiday club
14th July, 2022
Best Summer Ever @ The Turf
19th June, 2022
20th February, 2022
Slow Cooker Sessions