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We were very pleased with our most recent inspection, which took place in February 2014; 18 months after our last judgement of ‘satisfactory’. This time, we were awarded an overall grade of 'good' with some outstanding features.

This was broken down as follows:

  • Overall effectiveness - good.
  • Achievement of pupils - good.
  • Quality of teaching - good.
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils - outstanding.
  • Leadership and management - good.

This is testimony to the hard work, dedication and commitment to all of St. John’s community, including children, staff, governors and parents and really highlights the special qualities of our school.

Noticeable highlights of the report include:

Outstanding learning was seen in Key Stage 2, when pupils worked on practical projects based on the countries they were studying.

Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs are currently making good progress because the support they receive is now more effective.

Teaching is typically good and sometimes outstanding.

Behaviour around the school is impeccable and distracting behaviour is extremely rare.

The head teacher provides very clear, firm leadership.

The head teacher and senior leaders have a clear strategy for how to raise attainment and further improve the quality of teaching.

Governors are very well informed about key aspects of the schools’ work. They provide a good balance of support and challenge to senior leaders.

You can read the full report below:

If you are a new visitor to our website, why not come and see St John’s in action for yourself? You will be made very welcome.

Below, you can also read our no notice inspection report for our Out of School Club which was graded as good overall in January:

Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted's Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you'll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see other parents’ positive comments.

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school