Update - COVID 19 (Coronavirus):

St John's school is closed over half term to all children. Current St John's families, please contact Mrs Derham on Class Dojo if it is urgent during this week. We open again on 1st June for critical workers and vulnerable children only. More information about the phasing of other year groups to follow.

St John's School is closed until further notice, except for those mentioned below:

St John's is closed except for looking after the children of critical workers and vulnerable children.  Please DO NOT send your children into school if you possibly can arrange some other childcare; this will enable us to keep our children and staff safe. Children are only allowed to be in school if absolutely necessary during this time.

If you are in need of the school for your children, you will be asked for ID/a letter to show you are a critical worker. We will take a copy of this in the school office. This is for our internal records. We will keep this on record until we are able to shred it due to the fact that this type of school provision is not needed anymore and we return to normal. 


Latest Letter regarding critical workers

Please see latest Government FAQ document:



Here is the latest Government Guidance for our safety if you do not have to go into work and therefore, your children do not need to attend school:

Stay at home

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave your home for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home


Here are our weekly prayers for all of our families during this uncertain and difficult time:

Easter letter from Bishop Christopher to the children


Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Good Shepherd,
Who guides us through good times and bad.
Be with us now, so that we and all those we love may stay safe and well,
And that we will be able to be with all of our family and friends again soon.


Lord God, we thank you for making yourself known to your disciples by breaking bread with them.
Be with us in our shared meals with those who love and care for us,
And help us to find the face of Jesus in everyone around us.


Lord Jesus,
After your resurrection you appeared to your disciples at home.
May you be with us as we continue to learn and play in our own homes,
And may we know you more nearly and love you more dearly day by day.


Heavenly Father,
As we journey towards Easter, help us to walk with Jesus beside us,
Help us to walk with our neighbours who are ill or struggling,
And may we continue to be lights of hope and joy to those around us.


Loving God,
We thank you for our friends, and for all who look after us and teach us,
We thank you for the bright spring weather, and for the food we enjoy.
Help us to care for those around us, as they care for us,
And keep us safe and well.
In Jesus’ name,
 What to do if you have symptoms:

Stay at home for 14 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

We will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.


Please see the link here for new guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection

Please see the link here for new key Government measures


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