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42 Days until Christmas

Oh yes – really! But don’t worry – we’ve got the answer to those tricky dilemmas about what to get Great Aunt Enid or that very fussy cousin (we’ve all got one)! The St John’s...

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

Primary pupils have enjoyed trying out their new mud kitchen, hand built by our very skilled Maintenance Manager Andy. The kitchen allows them to get creative cooking up delicious mud feasts. Mud kitchens allow children...

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Sunshine in our sensory garden

Transition pupils had a wonderful time selecting and then planting plants in our sensory garden. The whole group visited a local garden centre to buy the plants – luckily the garden centre had a lovely...

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BBC News School Report

Our aspiring journalists have written some interesting pieces for this year’s BBC News School Report: Lily, John and Suriya have discussed the importance of keeping fit for young people, and have included some helpful tips...

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Open Day

Are you looking for a school for your child? We are holding an open day for parents on Thursday 4 May. This is an opportunity for you to come and see what St John’s can...

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BBC News School Report

Year 10 pupils will be making news reports for this year’s BBC News School Report. The official live date is 16 March 2017. Look out for news reports from our pupils on the website and...

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Boccia Success

          We were delighted to win the Panathlon Boccia Trophy for the third year running after beating Royal Derby School for the Deaf 3-1 in a tense and thrilling final. Both...

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Visitors to our sensory garden

These friendly sheep have been flocking (ouch!) to visit our new sensory garden. We will be having a competition to name them…so watch this space!

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Sensory Garden Update

At the end of November we were delighted to learn that we had won £12,000 in Tesco’s ‘bags for help’ awards scheme. This is the maximum award possible, and we would like to thank everyone...

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St John’s Christmas Fair

Ho ho ho…can you believe that it’s less than 5 weeks until Christmas? No. me neither. A visit to our Christmas fair this Saturday (26 November) will get you into the festive mood. There will...

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