About St. John's School
St. John’s school is a voluntary-controlled Church of England primary school based in Clifton and Redland, Bristol, with an excellent reputation and a welcoming, family ethos. St. John's is a happy place to be: for staff, visitors and most importantly for the children and their families. We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding education within a nurturing environment, our holistic approach to learning enables all children to develop in to confident, articulate and immensely capable young people ready for their next stage of education and beyond.
Our foundation church is All Saints on Pembroke Road, also in Clifton, and we have excellent links with many other local churches, organisations and the wider community - even as far as Uganda. Our very supportive governing body is made up of representatives from the church as well as community, parent and staff governors; they work tirelessly to ensure that the St. John's excellence is sustained. We are not an academy as our focus in recent years has been on expanding our school and maintaining our Outstanding status, but we may consider this in the future if we decide it is in the best interests of our pupils.
The school was founded in 1851 in buildings still standing at the top of Blackboy Hill. A second separate school, The Board School, was built in Anglesea Place in 1886 and the two schools eventually amalgamated at the turn of the century. The present building was completed in 1979 and incorporates part of the original Board School.
As we are a popular school, we increased our cohort size from 45 to 75 and, in September 2013, we expanded to a newly developed infant site on Lower Redland Road in the former Redland Police Station. The junior children continue to be based at the larger Worrall Road site which benefits from a larger playground, newly installed play equipment and sports pitches. As a result of the expansion, the site also benefits from enhanced specialist facilities such as a music room and tech room.
However, you only really get a true sense of how special St. John's is by coming to visit us so please contact us to make an appointment and we look forward to welcoming you to our school.