Welcome to the new academic year at St John’s.  I hope you and your families have remained safe and well whilst the school has been closed for the summer break.

To all our new families we hope that the coming weeks will be full of excitement and fun as the learning for this term begins.

The staff team and I would like to thank you for all your good wishes, gifts and kind words from the end of the last term. Last year was challenging for so many people but I am proud that as a community we all pulled together and managed the difficult times in such a way that the children of this school were able to continue learning and stayed safe and happy.

Unfortunately the new roof replacement has not yet concluded despite the tremendous efforts of all who have worked on the project; the weather and supply-chains were not always in our favour. As a result there is scaffolding at the playground side of the school as the final elevation is finished off. As a result of this ongoing work and our continued COVID cautious measures we will be limiting visitors on-site as we were previously.

This means that for the time-being we will continue with our dismissal routines as they were at the end of last term. Please be patient as your children are dismissed to you from the various gates.  As always a member of the senior leadership team will be available in the morning and at the end of each day should you have any concerns you wish to raise.


Now, more than ever, whilst you are taking part in home learning, it is important to be aware and be safe online.

Please use our Online Safety Page here.

Need some advice during this difficult time?

New Prospective Parents Information about St. John’s Catholic School

Here is a video to help you to get a flavour of life at St. John’s.

Here is a letter introducing you to St. John’s Catholic School.

Here is a list of FAQ – Frequently Answered Questions.

Here is St. John’s School Prospectus and  also the Curriculum Prospectus.

If there is anything else you would like to know please do not hesitate to contact us on office@st-john.southwark.sch.uk.

A message for families from Southwark Council

We understand there are many children and families who have high needs and we will continue to have these families in mind and do what we can to offer them the support and help they need when we are able to. The council has a webpage that you may find useful with details of support including a hardship fund for emergency support.

Here is some more information about how Southwark may be able to help you.

The telephone number for the fund is 0207 525 2434

Parents. Text a School Nurse




Year 5 Sailing!

Year 5 had a sequence of sailing lessons at the Dockland Watersports Centre.  All the children worked towards the Royal Yachting Association Level 1 Certificate for Dinghy Sailing.  There was a lot to learn and remember, especially when out on the water with the wind filling the sail and having to work with your partner so you didn’t run into anyone else!  It was

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Military Activity Day

The children in KS2 have been really fortunate to take part in Military Activity Day which focused on them keeping fit and co-operating with each other. They learned the importance of being physically active by completing military style obstacle courses. They learned about the importance of working together to achieve a common goal and worked as a team on two very challenging problem-solving activities. The children had great fun learning outdoor

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Maypole Dancing

​The children from Reception to Year 3 had a special Maypole dancing session in the school playground.  They had great fun learning how to Maypole dance; listening to the music, following the instructions, counting and skipping around, in and out so that the ribbons would plait on the pole. The children had a great time and were so excited to be doing things together finally, I hope this has

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