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.
Some of year 5 were lucky enough to meet Kate Richardson-Walton at Newcastle RGS. Kate represented England... https://t.co/3S0QkVMljZ
Probably our favourite assembly of the year is when we get to watch the transformation of our new Year 6 class.... https://t.co/NwdrEzAuYf
School opens at 8am for Breakfast Club on Monday 4th Sept. After a lovely summer, we're looking forward to the... https://t.co/JtFsaOYY5U
The West End comes to the West end. https://t.co/YhVlpRSxWF
Wow!!! Hollywood has nothing on our stars in the making. Well done to our TBirds and Pink Ladies for a truly fantastic Geordie Grease.
Fabulous work at the first ever Turf stage school today from all of our budding Sandys and Dannys. There’s still... https://t.co/qEOtwlIqOe
Mrs C and other heads from our trust have been speaking at a conference in Scotland and telling people all about... https://t.co/sh0p41RqYs
🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 This week on the Turf has been fantastic and still another day to go. Next week we're doing something... https://t.co/O1ykg7soHP
Next week's holiday club starts on Monday with a sports camp by Hat-Trick and then Tues, Wed and Thurs in... https://t.co/kstKoCQ6J1
*******CALLING ALL BUDDING ACTORS!!!********* There has been a little bit of a technical glitch at Turf HQ. If... https://t.co/sXuWBMqqp0