St. John's Community Primary School & Nursery


Newsletter 22nd March 2019

Cricket Sessions

Year 3 Knowledge Orgainiser Letter to parents

NEW Lego Club

Newsletter 15th March 2019

Newsletter 8th March 2019

Newsletter 1st March 2019

Ofsted Report February 2019

I am delighted to be able to provide you with a copy of our most recent section 8 Ofsted inspection report. As we were already graded Good by Ofsted in June 2015 we had a Section 8 Inspection which was a one-day inspection led by an HMI inspector.

Our school was found to remain good, with marked improvements. This means the lead inspector considered that the school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of strong practice and marked improvement in its performance in specific areas to believe that the school may be judged outstanding under a section 5 inspection if carried out now. This means our school will be inspected again within the next two years, allowing us time to consolidate our best practise.

During the inspection the HMI found two areas that she highlighted for development. The first point was to develop pupils independent reading skills- the teaching of reading in school was seen to be strong and effective however our pupils are not using reading record books effectively to support their language and reading development when working independently. The second development point was writing; handwriting was a major discussion point. Clear plans have been put in place already to address these aspects as part of our wider school development plan.

Naturally we are delighted with the outcome and I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff, pupils and parents for their support and hard work making our school as good as it is!

Rebecca Quinn

Ofsted Report February 2019

Nelson’s Journey Easter Egg Hunt

14 APRIL 2019      11am-3pm


We would love to share a family event with your pupils, families and staff at your school.
Please share this information with your pupils or on your social media pages.
If you would like flyers for your children’s book bags, please let me know.

We were voted Norfolk’s 2nd best Easter Egg hunt in 2018 and this year we have a lot to offer our guests including

Traditional Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds of Barningham Hall

Full size Easter Egg for every child

Free Easter art and crafts

Free spring animal petting area

Food stalls, refreshments

Raffle, tombola, fete games

Facepainting, storytelling



Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Newsletter February 2019