On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to St John's CofE Academy. We hope you find our school website clear, informative and easy to navigate. It is designed to give you a flavour of the vibrant life of our school, the work of our pupils and the quality education we strive to deliver.
St John's is a new academy, opened in September 2017, situated in the heart of the picturesque Forest of Dean, set in spacious grounds close to Coleford town centre. We are blessed with some excellent facilities throughout the school and strive to ensure all learning environments are stimulating and attractive spaces in which children can make excellent progress and 'shine'.
We are an ambitious staffing team who set high expectations for all of our pupils, in terms of both their learning and behaviour. By providing a broad and balanced curriculum, all staff members endeavour to create sequences of lessons that engage and inspire all children within the school. As stated by our school vision, St John's is a school 'where young minds get the chance to shine'.
Alongside our excellent breakfast and after-school clubs we also offer a variety of activities, from extra sports to specialist clubs, which serve to support families and the well-being of our pupils. We are committed to our open door policy and recognise the important role parents and carers have in supporting their child's learning throughout the primary phase.
St John's is underpinned by the British and Christian values and our inclusive ethos embraces members of our school community where we are equally valued. We are committed to the service of young people and to helping them play their full part in society.
Please take the time to browse our website and do contact us if you would like to find any more information about the school. Furthermore, if you require a paper copy of any information currently on the website, please do not hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to arrange this for you.
Finally, I'd also like to invite you to visit our Facebook page which is updated regularly by the staff giving you an insight into the wonderful learning opportunities that take place throughout the school.
David Le Templier