‘Lucy's Blue Day’ Author, Chris Duke Visit

We were really pleased to welcome Chris Duke, the author of ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’ to the academy today. Chris travelled all the way down from Scotland to spend time with us this morning.

During the assembly Chris spoke to the children from Nursery up to Year 2 about how and why he became an author. The children were really engrossed in what Chris had to say and asked lots of amazing questions. Chris also shared with us some ideas he has for future books about Lucy. He even told us about a secret book he’s working on! We’ve all promised not to say anything about it, but it sounds really interesting and we look forward to reading it in the future.

We are very thankful to Chris for taking the time to come and visit us. The children showed great enthusiasm throughout the assembly and it was wonderful to see the enjoyment on their faces.

Below are some images of Chris’s time with us.



We're supporting #SaferInternetDay2019 | Tuesday 5th February

Tuesday 5th February will be Safer Internet Day 2019 and the academy will be participating in a number of activities, assemblies and learning journeys concentrating on the importance of being safe while using the Internet and digital technologies.

Keep an eye out on our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook to follow what we’ve been doing.

Thank You from the Parents Association

December has been a busy month for St Johns PTA from seeking donations, to sorting Christmas cards, building grotto’s, running stalls, to hosting disco’s.

A big thank you to all of the people and companies that have supported us this term. Here are a few snap shots of the things our wonderful PTA team get upto.

We are always looking for help and new ideas to generate money for St John's and the enjoyment of pupils. Whether you are able to attend monthly meetings, or help during the preparation or running of an event, we welcome all support.

Christmas Performances 2018

Parents should now of received all the information regarding the upcoming Christmas Performances. The attached image highlights the dates of the performances and once again this year there will be no charge or ticketing systems in place.

We do ask that parents and or relatives only attend one of the performances on the day. This is ensure that all who want to attend can be accommodated.


Early Years Sports Day 2018 Gallery

An insight into the Early Years Sports Day that took place on Monday 2nd July 2018.

Year 1, 2 & 3 Sports Day Gallery

An insight into the Years 1,2 & 3 Sports Day that took place on Tuesday 26th June 2018.

Summer Club Programme 2018

Following its success in 2017 we will again be running a Summer Activities Club in our Eagles facility this year. The club will be lead by our Sports Coach , Mark Corbett and will run for the first four weeks of the summer break.

Running from 23rd July through to 17th August, weekdays from 8.30am till 4pm. A day at the club cost £15. Trips range in price from £15 up to £30.

This year the trips will be:

Twin Lakes Theme Park  £25
Space Museum  £25
Wembley Stadium  £30
Cannock Chase  £15

We are able to accommodate children from Reception age up to current Year 6, for single days or any combination of days during the programme and parents are now able to make bookings from today.
We welcome children from other schools and the club is not just for St John’s pupils.

There will be a whole range Of activities From:

Various tournaments and competitions
Arts and Crafts
Games
Movies
Football Frenzy
Fitness Fanatical Friday
Fitness Suite
Mini Olympics
Plus much much more.........

To complete a booking fill in the form below and return it to main reception. Can you ensure that the payment information is fully completed.

Cashless Information

From 1st March St John's will operate an almost completely cashless system.

From this date all large amounts of payments for expenditure such as visits,Eagles bookings and meals will only be accepted using one of the following methods.

1. Debit or Credit Card payments via the online Agora system. If you do not have an account a password and login details has been sent home with a copy of this information and you should of received one.  If not please contact us. Further details of how to setup a new account can be found on our website here....

2. Cash payments can be made at the Post Office or PayPoint outlets using the barcodes that have been sent home with your child. The barcodes can be used as many times as you need, so it is important to keep the barcodes safe (sepreate ones are required for dinner money or Eagles transactions)

PLease note that cash for small cost items like book bags, break sales and water bottles will still be accepted.

This move to a cashless system has many benefits and brings our academy in line with up to date business methods of payments. Parents will also hopefully appreciate being able to easily keep more detailed accounts of their payments.

It is very important that academies have efficient and accurate records of receiving payments and we believe that this move will help us achieve this goal.

Mr Ayres
Headteacher