It is our pleasure to welcome you to Dean Close St John’s for our upcoming Open Mornings. We believe it is of the utmost importance for each family to gain a feel of the school to understand what school life at St John’s is really all about. Whether you are looking for a Kindergarten, Reception,…October 5, 2021
We’re very proud to announce that St John’s Year 8 pupils, Mali and Isabelle have both been selected for the U13 Gloucestershire Academy Centre for hockey. Their selection was confirmed following assessment centres last May and June followed by trials in September. They will train once a month with the county coaches and represent Gloucestershire…October 5, 2021
There have been some exciting changes to the curriculum this year! By moving from 50 minute to 45 minute lessons, we have been able to create an extra lesson each day (except on Wednesday when we have games and matches). This has allowed us to introduce Flourishing Friday, three lessons during which we extend learning…September 30, 2021
Dean Close Upper 6th spent the day at St John’s running lessons, including drama, sport, music and science. They sent the teachers to the back of the class in a pupil-led takeover throughout the Prep school. Former St John’s pupil, Sydney Davies is one of the team – here she is explaining what went…June 28, 2021
We pride ourselves on developing the leadership skills of our senior pupils. We want to give our children the opportunity to develop key skills that will be essential for many aspects of their lives. Year 7 and 8 pupils are involved in a range of activities, providing them with the opportunity to craft their leadership…May 10, 2021
We believe that it is really important that we work together pastorally and academically to help our children feel encouraged to explore learning. Our pupils are at the centre of everything we do and in the St John’s family, we pride ourselves on knowing every child as an individual: their strengths, their challenges, their friendships…May 5, 2021
This term has been like no other, but the teachers have been so impressed by the resilience of the children, who have continued to share what they love about school and their ideas for the future with a tremendous spirit for fun. They are full of confidence and evidently love all that St John’s has…April 1, 2021
Pupils and teachers alike have welcomed being back in the classroom with such energy and joy – and we’ve had a great many exciting opportunities for the children to enjoy – here are some of our favourites: Jorvik Viking Centre, York Years 3 & 4 had a treat as they looked at Viking times and…April 1, 2021
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
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,...