We are a Church of England school with an inclusive, modern and vibrant vision, respecting all religions and world views.
At St. John’s we believe the school experience for every child should be a rich and varied one. We embrace the concept of working together and recognising that one success builds on another, always encouraging forward momentum and fresh opportunities. We deliver a broad, cohesive curriculum, designed to meet all our children’s needs, with a strong emphasis on bringing learning to life through real life experiences. We firmly believe that learning should not simply be the narrow focus of achievement in tests, instead we strive for it to be purposeful, imaginative and designed to celebrate each and every individual success.
Through our holistic, child-centred approach to teaching, there is a shared commitment to develop our young people as lifelong learners and become the very best people they can. At St. John’s everyone can learn, have fun and feel safe and cared for, every day. We are a school with unbounded aspirations, a place where we challenge and inspire our children, nurturing them to become confident, independent and resilient individuals.
As a Church of England school, our six Christian values, represented in the wings of the eagle, enable us to achieve our vision and are fundamental to all that we do;
Respect – Friendship – Positivity – Equality – Determination – Collaboration
These values are explored and exemplified in bible stories and when followed enable our children to fly high like an eagle, providing them with the opportunities to live life in all its fullness. They are the very mechanism through which we achieve our vision, allowing us to work together and become the best people we can be. This vision is central to everything we do, is the basis for any plans we make and forms the bedrock of the whole school.
At St. John’s we follow a Christian ethos and a positive understanding of the beliefs and traditions of the Christian faith. We are also highly inclusive and acknowledge many of our children and their families come from a wide range of faiths and world views. We are open and welcoming to all and we recognise a variety of worldwide events and celebrations.
We have a close connection to our foundation church, All Saints Clifton and enjoy excellent links with many other local churches, organisations and global communities, such as Fingerprints of Uganda.
Services (assemblies) are held every day, giving our children valuable time to think, reflect and develop spiritually. We consider this fundamental to our well-being as we believe spiritual development is key in helping all children grow academically, but more importantly personally, so they become well-rounded young people, ready to soar high like an eagle and take their own special place in today’s society.