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Prospective Parents Page - Virtual tour and presentations

Welcome to St John’s!

We know you are going to love it here.


‘Good relationships with adults, and each other, ensure that children quickly adapt to school life and are happy, motivated and ready to learn. By the time children leave the Reception Year, the large majority progress well to reach a good level of development. Children are well equipped for key stage 1.'

 ‘…. warm, nurturing environment. Pupils feel happy and safe. ’



In preparation for the children joining us in September 2020,  we created this dedicated page. We are pleased to say that our children (and lovely new families) have settled well and have happily completed their first term with us.


We had hoped that during this year we would be able to return to our onsite visits to assist those of you making the huge decision regarding your child's schooling.  However, as you are aware, it unfortunately remains difficult for us to offer the usual in person school visits to  school.  We absolutely understand the huge decision you are making and hope that the information on this page can support you a little further. 


In place of school visits, we have prepared some presentations. These were used to support our new starters this year,  and we hope they will give you a good flavour of what to expect should you choose us for your child, for the next academic year. 


On this page you will find:

  • St John's CE Primary School Video 
  • a presentation welcoming Nursery children to the Nursery Classes (Squirrels)
  • a welcome presentation from Ms Parsons (Headteacher) for those joining Reception Classes (Badgers and Hedgehogs)  
  • a presentation to walk you through the Badger and Hedgehog classrooms and what the school day might be like
  • a Foundation Stage social story to share with your children
  • a Frequently Asked Questions section 


As well as this (and our Ofsted report)  please do read our SIAMs report - this was an external  inspection that took place three months following our Ofsted visit and pointed to the fabulous developments in place and ongoing. I can assure you that this trajectory has continued and St John's is a very special place to be. We can't wait to welcome you to our school family. 


'Pupils’ wellbeing and mental health are a high priority and pupils know how much they matter to all adults. They feel safe and say there is no bullying or discrimination. The community is made up of families of several faiths and cultures. This diversity is widely celebrated through international events and festivals'

‘The school is diverse and inclusive, and everyone in the community shows profound respect for one another.’

SIAMS Inspection March 2019



St John's CE Primary Welcome Video

Welcome to St John's CE Primary School, Orts Road Reading RG1 3JN

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St John's CE Primary School is a member of the Berkshire Schools Trust.