About our school
We are located in a single-storey building, with pleasant grounds and a secure ball cage for the children to use at play times. We also have a planting area which the children love to use in which in the past has been used to grow vegetables, fruit as well as flowers. We are also very lucky to be sited backing on to the Stave Hill Eco-Park, an area which we use as an additional resource for class based activities.
There are 7 classes, one for each year group, with a maximum of 30 places in each class. There is also a nursery class with part-time and full-time places. Nursery and Reception classes have their own separate, well equipped outdoor play space.
The aim of St John’s is to create a caring Christian environment in which the love of God is present, so that all members of our community – children, parents, teaching and support staff and Governors – can grow spiritually and thus create an industrious and stimulating environment in which the potential of each child can be fully developed.
St John’s is a good school where the children’s behaviour has been identified as being ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted (February 2011). Our curriculum too has been judged as ‘outstanding’, where the range of trips, visitors and activities are recognised as enriching the children’s learning experience.
St. John’s is part of a hard federation with St. James the Great Primary School in Peckham.