Please click here for policies of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership including the Child Protection Policy, Compaints Policy and the Charging and Remissions Policy
St John’s is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have safer recruitment procedures in place, and a range of policies to ensure that your child is safe while at school. These can be found below. The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy is reviewed regularly by governors and updated annually.
The aims of these policies and procedures are to provide a safe environment for the children. We also aim to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, taking appropriate action if required to keep them safe both in school and at home. This includes preventing unsuitable people working with the children; ensuring visitors and volunteers are appropriately checked, promoting safe practice (and challenging poor and unsafe practice); maintaining a safe and secure school site, and protecting pupils from harm online. We also help pupils to reject extremist views, and we constantly review and update our practices in all areas of safeguarding.
Please see below for our key safeguarding policies, and for guidance on keeping your child safe online.
St John’s CE Primary School Pupil Premium Spend Plan
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011, as a means of addressing underlying inequalities between children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. There are three categories of pupils that are eligible:
Children who are either currently eligible for FSM or have been eligible for FSM in the past six years;
Children who have been looked after by a local authority (in care) continuously for more than six months;
Children who have been adopted from care
Children of Armed Forces Personnel
Please see below for the reports of our most recent inspections.
You can give your views as parents by logging in to Ofsted’s Parent View Website:
At the end of the academic year 2022, 94% of the year group achieved the swimming standard set in the National Curriculum.
At the end of the academic year 2021, 95% of the year group achieved the swimming standard set in the National Curriculum.
We finish this academic year with 80% of the Year 6’s being able to swim 25M and self rescue. This is slightly less than last year due to COVID 19 and not being able to reassess the children who hadn’t secured the required level.
At the end of the academic year 2019, 95% of the year group achieved the swimming standard set in the National Curriculum.
We run a breakfast club from 7.30am which provides a safe and nurturing environment for your child. A healthy breakfast choice is available including cereals, toast, fruit juice and milk. The club runs Monday to Friday during term time and we are able to take children from Nursery to Year 6. The cost of the club is £2.50 per session and can be booked and paid for online via ParentPay.
Our school day starts at 8.20am and ends at 3.00pm. Teachers welcome pupils in either the front or middle playground and children enter and exit via their designated Year Group entrance.
After school clubs run until 4pm. We are also linked with the afterschool club run by Midsomer Norton Primary School and we run a walking bus to the school at 3pm. Details regarding the cost and availability can be made directly from Midsomer Norton Primary School.