Welcome to St John’s CE(A) Primary School.

“Hand in hand we pray together, learn together and grow together.”

St John’s CE(A) Primary School opened in September 2005 in a new building with extensive grounds and serves the community of Trent Vale, Springfields and Penkhull. As a new voluntary aided primary school we endeavour to serve the community of Trent Vale. We aim to provide a quality education in a safe, secure and happy environment where all children are valued. We endeavour to achieve high standards in all aspects of school life.

We are a happy and caring school with good home/school links. The school is a two storey building built with many eco features.The new build projects incorporate passive environmental measures providing low maintenance, high quality, energy efficient, naturally lit environments for the pupils and staff.

We have:
- Library
- ICT Suite
- Pond/Science area
- 3 playgrounds
- 2 FS playground areas
- Sports area
- Sports field

The school has a Foundation Unit, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classrooms built in a circular design, all on the ground floor.

The atmosphere of the school is quiet and industrious with excellent relationships. It is a very welcoming school. There are many exciting learning opportunities and activities.

We have been awarded:
- Full Extended School status
- Healthy Schools status and Active Mark
- Silver ECO Award
- Stoke Speaks Out Level 4 Communication Friendly Award
- Primary Science Quality Mark Silver Award
- International Schools Intermediate Award
- Level 1 Dyslexia Friendly Award

Obtained awards and logos

To view our prospectus click here for a .pdf version of the document. In order to view it, you will need a pdf viewer which can be downloaded from here for free.

The December 2012/January 2013 published league tables of KS2 results puts St Johns 11th out of 66 city schools with the best results of all schools in the area. This is a fantastic achievement and is a testament to all the staff, governors, pupils and parent carers who have worked so well together to give our pupils the best possible education. Click here to view the OFSTED report 13th - 14th December 2012. This along with our SATs and SIAS reports can be found here.

Achievements and dates of interest

Dates for your Diary

Friday 16th February
Y3 Class Assembly 9:05am – Parents/Carers Welcome
Friday 16th February
School Closes at 3pm for Half Term
Monday 26th February
School Opens
Wednesday 28th February
R2 Parents/Carers Lunch
Friday 9th March
Y2 Class Assembly 9:05am – Parents/Carers welcome
Wednesday 14th March
Nursery Library Session – Parents/Carers Welcome
Thursday 15th March
Y2 Stoke on Trent Dance Event – Victoria Hall

Our children/classes who received awards on this week are:

Hanna Maria
Arahbela Arvesu
Ashrith Sreekumar
Anayah Shahzad
Claire Johnson
Robin Craggs
Grace Hawkins
Berrie Johnson
Evie Beech-Daly

Smart School Uniform
Jessica Chittock, Dylan Sose,
Alexssandra Dela Cruz
Headteachers Award
Beth Brennan, Godwin Biji, Leeza George
Dusty Bin
Lunchtime Trophy
Lunchtime Supervisor’s Award
Emily Rains, Ameerah Ibrahim
Time 4 Sport
Walk to School Award
Attendance Reward – Cinema Voucher
Isabella King
Y6 Prefects Award
Value Award
Kevin Babu, Chloe Kirk

Given out for data collected w/b 29/01/18:
Whole School Attendance: 95.6% (Government target is 95%)

Yours sincerely
Mrs P Bloor

More news, information and advice can be found in the current newsletter.

Our SATs results are in and…

Our SATs results are in and…

Once again we are amazed!

St John’s has exceeded the National average by a wide margin – with a combined score of 75% – above the National average of 61%.

We have exceeded even our expectations scoring over 75% in all four areas: reading, maths, wring and spelling, punctuation and grammar.

A huge well done to governors and staff but most importantly huge congratulations to our year 6 pupils and their families!

Breaking news: Our fantastic results

We now have our Key Stage 2 results for 2016, and they are fantastic.

Please click here to see all of the results in more detail.

Well done to everyone for all of their hard work.

Naming a cow for Kenya, Delilah has arrived!


Say hello to Delilah

Click here for more pictures and information about her.

School Council Reps will be asking their class to propose two possible names for the cow the school is buying for Matilli F.Y.M. Primary School, Kenya.

Fourteen names were submitted and after discussions the School Council choose Delilah.

More information can be found on our Pupil Voice page.


100 Reads 2016

Here it is

The final 100 Stoke Reads books….did your favourite book make the list…?

1 Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell
2 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt-Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
3 The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
4 One Ted Falls out of Bed – Julia Donaldson and Anne Currey
5 Spot Bakes a Cake – Eric Hill
6 Old Bear – Jane Hissey
7 Baby’s Very First Black and White book Usbourne
8 Peepo – Janet and Allan Ahlberg
9 What the Ladybird Heard – Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks
10 Bizzy Bear – Fun on the Farm – Benji Davies

Continue reading “100 Reads 2016” »

Food For Life award

Hello to everyone,
Just to let you know that we have got the BRONZE award for Food For Life. A massive well done to all for taking part in Food/Growing related activities so that we could achieve this.

The letter that came with the award giving more information on its attainment can be viewed by clicking here.

Exploring food and cooking with your children at home

At Focus on Food, we teach schools and communities to cook together and usually enthusiasm for cooking is taken home by the children and adults alike.
There are lots of opportunities to cook together at home – making quick and healthy snacks, helping with lunch/dinner, preparing a drink or even cooking for fun at children’s parties. So here are some tips for you to explore food and cooking with your children at home.

For more of this information, please click here to view the document.

St John’s – School of The Region

As you will have seen St John’s is currently School of the Region for the West Midlands and the event on the 3rd March was to see if they were going to become School of the Nation (unfortunately that went to Rawdon Littlemoor in Leeds but one of top 6 in the country is nothing to be sniffed at!)

The day started at Portcullis House near the Houses of Parliament with each of the schools giving a presentation of their achievements, which must have been a daunting experience for the children as the room was full of adults. The children did an amazing job of their presentation, telling us about the initatiaves they do and the reduction in car use. The awards were then presented by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State – which was amazing. Philip Darnton from The Bicycle Association also gave a speech and the whole of the Access Fund team from the DfT were there as well so a very influential crowd!

We moved from Portcullis House to our transport for the day – a red London bus! This took us to the Sky Studios were the children from all 6 schools made a film about cycling. I do have a copy of this film if you want to have a look.

Definitely a day to remember for everyone and as Modeshift STARS becomes more embedded into schools then this top spot will become harder to achieve. However Stoke-on Trent has won it for the last 3 years so my argument is that we get to keep it forever now!

Stoke City themed tea party

Pritt stick winners