To celebrate Chinese New Year, the children have been learning how to speak Mandarin, writing Lu-Shi Lu-Shi poetry, doing origami, making dragon masks, looking at Chinese symbols and lanterns, doing Qi-Gong and much, much more! ‘The Magic Travel Machine’ took Reception children to China, where they worked as part of a team to build their…March 31, 2021
At St John’s we love receiving messages, and these two were no exception! Click these links for inspiring words from some very inspiring humans: James Nicol, Author Author of #theapprenticewitch series of books, James Nicol was interviewed by St John’s pupil Izzy, for her vlog for #worldbookday Beth Weddle, Olympian Beth Weddle is one of…March 30, 2021
Clubs at St John’s are very popular! Here’s a selection from this term, for the full list of co-curricular and after school clubs we offer, please click here. Click to watch an amazing time-lapse of Dexter painting Mt. Fuji after being inspired by Japan ClubMarch 30, 2021
St John’s is located close to Chepstow Castle – the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. The castle is located above cliffs on the River Wye in Chepstow, Monmouthshire and we enjoy a spectacular view from school.March 30, 2021
Raising awareness of big issues that affect us all is so important. Starting conversations in the classroom give the children the opportunity to learn about difficult things together and in a creative way. To mark #InternationalWomensDay – which fell on the first day back at school – pupils looked at the key message #ChooseToChallenge…March 20, 2021
Sports are a huge part of St John’s. We have a dedicated Physical Education Facebook page, which is certainly worth following. Lockdown may have halted fixtures, but it hasn’t stopped our pupils enjoying a wide variety of staying active, and playing as part of a team. Football Watch this recent football term drill time for…March 17, 2021
We pride ourselves on providing nutritious, freshly cooked food for our school. We also enjoy learning through cooking, and supporting our local community through the sharing of food. Our Head, Mr Thrower, is very much a fan of break baking and he paid a visit to Castleford House Nursing Home with a special delivery of…March 10, 2021
It was a sunny and exciting day welcoming back our boarders after lockdown. We had a small and fluffy surprise waiting for them… a Cavapoo called Roxy! For updates and news please follow our dedicated St John’s Boarding Facebook Page.March 8, 2021
We are incredibly proud of our outside classroom – the chance for the whole school to learn outdoors in all seasons. Key worker Reception pupils have been enjoying our new outside classroom. They have made, and hung, bird feeders and are learning the art of whittling. We are…March 1, 2021
We have an exciting new section on our website where you can access Mr Thrower’s blog posts. Each blog gives a real insight into the ethos at St John’s; click the titles below: > Kindness > True Value > Life in the Slow Lane You can connect with Mr Thrower by emailing his PA Lorraine…March 1, 2021
Our highly qualified and experienced team make every day varied and enjoyable for our children. We appreciate the unique needs of every child and the importance of learning through play.
We want our pupils to be curious and persistent learners; excited by, and interested in the world around them. We endeavour to develop a passion for life and place a huge focus on enquiry based learning.
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Dean Close St John’s for our upcoming Open Mornings. We believe it...
There have been some exciting changes to the curriculum this year! By moving from 50 minute to 45 minute lessons,...