About The School
Please click here to read a letter from our chair of governors, as well as a letter from the Director of Education for the Diocese of Rochester.
Please click here to read our latest Ofsted report, as well as our latest SIAM's report.
St John’s Church of England Primary School (controlled) is a one form entry thriving, oversubscribed school in the heart of Sevenoaks town. With close community links and a strong Christian ethos, everyone is valued, encouraged and nurtured to be their best. The school was judged Good at the last Ofsted report and there has been a continued focus on sustained improvement.
There are 211 children on roll, of which 19 are supported with pupil premium. 21 are on the SEN register with 3 having EHC plans.
We are a happy, caring school where staff and children thrive. Visitors often compliment us on the children’s confidence and the positive atmosphere in the school.
The teaching team is dedicated and ambitious for all pupils. We are committed to providing engaging and inspiring learning opportunities for all. Pupils’ well-being sits firmly at the heart of our provision. Academic excellence is valued equally alongside personal development.
The school enjoys an active, positive working relationship with the Governing body, parents, Church and the wider community. We are leading members of the Sevenoaks Partnership of schools, which provides support and professional development to a group of local schools.
The school is a stimulating and engaging learning environment that is both well-resourced and in good order. It is rare in offering specialist Spanish, Music, and PE teaching, a real strength in a rich curriculum. A breakfast and after school club is offered, as is a multitude of other clubs. The school runs a balanced budget and has a bursar to assist with finance.
The new Headteacher will be supported to develop and deliver a vision for St John’s, building on the existing strengths and traditions, enabling the school to continue to flourish.
Close links exist with the Church of St John the Baptist, with festivals being celebrated in Church, the parish priest leading worship and being a frequent pastoral presence in the school.
It is our aim for the children to leave St John’s confident, resilient, and ready to contribute to society, leading fulfilling lives and enriching the lives of others.
Please do look at our website to learn more or contact us for a tour.