Key information and policies

Local Governance Committee (LGC)
Local Governance Committee (LGC)

The Local Governance Committee of St John's School is made up of a range of people from many different backgrounds, including representatives from St John's Church (known as Foundation Governors), the local community, parents and staff. All governors are volunteers and they offer their time, skills and experience to help run the school.

Our current Local Governance Committee

If you need to contact Claire Lowe our Chair of Governors please email: or tel: 0117 986 3824.

Louisa Aldridge: Parent Governor
Term of office: 2 October 2017 - 1 October 2025

Ms Julia Bamfield: Headteacher
Term of office: 
1 September 2023 - Ex Officio

Hollie Lewis: Staff Governor
Term of office: 30 September 2022 - 29 September 2026

Claire Lowe: Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor
Term of office: 
13 April 2021 - 12 April 2025

Jonathan Medlin: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 
19 April 2018 - 18 April 2026

Tasha Mitella: Community Governor
Term of office: 29 November 2023 - 29 November 2027

Jennifer O'Reilly: Parent Governor
Term of office: 1 July 2021 - 31 June 2025

Duncan Tyler: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 28 November 2018 - 27 November 2026

Sandra Yeoman: Staff Governor
Term of office: 23 February 2018 - 22 February 2026

Paul Trueman: Foundation Governor
Term of office: 22 August 2022 - 21 August 2026


Clerk to Governors:
Tel: 0117 986 3824 


Recently resigned

With our sincere thanks for their service

Mrs Wendy Carver
Term of office: 1 September 2022 - 31 August 2023

Tom Gent
Term of office: 
27 February 2020 - 15 December 2024


Further information


Futura Learning Partnership

Our staff
Our staff

Senior leadership team

Headteacher: Mrs Julia Bamfield

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Samantha Bruton

Assistant Headteacher: Mr Tom Livingston

SENDCo/Inclusion Leader: Mrs Laura Chard (currently on Maternity leave)

Administration staff

Office Administrator: Mrs Aimee Clark

Clerical Assistant: Mrs Emma Ward

Site manager

Site Manager: Ms Mandy Perrin

School nurse

Specialist Lead School Nurse: Ellie Hunt (t: 01225 831666)

Teaching staff

Reception Teacher: Miss Megan Rees

Year 1 Teacher: Mrs Dawn Stiby

Year 2 Teachers: Mr Tom Livingston and Mrs Laura Jefferis

Year 3 Teacher: Mrs Samantha Bruton

Year 4 Teacher: Miss Isabel Taylor

Year 5 Teacher: Miss Katie Bowers

Year 6 Teacher: Miss Hollie Lewis

Learning support

Pastoral and Learning Support Mentor: Mrs Sandra Yeoman

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Leasa Luker

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Karen Rhys-Jones

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Trasee Terry

Teaching Assistant: Miss Victoria Pester

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lindsey Butucea (currently on Maternity leave)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lynne Pitts

Teaching Assistant: Ms Sarah Watkins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Rachel Barnett 

Teaching Assistant: Miss Chloe Smith

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Ms Alix Costello 

Catering staff

Catering ManagerMiss Jade Harris

Catering Assistant: Mrs Tina Heaton

Catering Assistant: Ms Molly Dodge

School meals staff

School Meals Assistant: Mrs Gemma Tomlin

School Meals Assistant: Miss Calley Sheperd  

School Meals Assistant: Mrs Louise Lockyer

School Meals Assistant: Mrs Karen Rhys-Jones

Ofsted and Siams inspections
Ofsted and Siams inspections

Ofsted inspection

Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in May 2013.

Amongst other things, Ofsted said that:

  • "The outstanding quality of teaching across the school starting from Reception, means that children get off to an excellent start and continue to thrive in both Key Stages 1 and 2 within a stimulating and inclusive environment."
  • "The school pursues a highly effective, creative and imaginative approach to education that interests pupils greatly."
  • "The behaviour of all pupils is outstanding, both in and outside the classroom. Pupils work hard and show interest and concern for one another. They are very proud of the school and their achievements."
  • "Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s success and underpins all of the school’s strengths."

You can read the full Ofsted report (Pdf, 172kb)

SIAMS inspection

We are delighted to share our outstanding SIAMS report following an inspection by the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools in July 2018.

You can read the full SIAMS report (Pdf, 124kb)

Pupil premium
Pupil premium

At St John’s CofE Primary School we are committed to providing an education full of opportunities that will prepare all pupils for their future with a positive attitude and an ambition to be the best they can be.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. Schools are free to decide how to allocate Pupil Premium funding and we recognise that within our school there are children (some of whom are not eligible for Free school Meals) who may at any point during their school career require additional support and intervention.

We are committed to meeting the children's pastoral, social and academic needs in a nurturing environment. If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please do so as soon as possible. It is important to note that although EYFS and KS1 children currently receive school meals without charge, an application should you be eligible would be beneficial, since the additional funding can help the school to provide for your child in many other ways.

Schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium funding in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils and we aim to diminish the differences in progress and achievement between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. All staff are accountable for the progress of these children who are given a high profile. When deciding how to spend the pupil premium allocation we look at barriers faced by disadvantaged pupils in the context of our school and focus spending on addressing these barriers to learning. Each pupil is unique in their situation and our response to their needs reflects this.

Progress and attainment of pupils is carefully tracked and analysed termly and additional support is quickly put in place to support pupils as required. Interventions are targeted to ensure eligible children benefit from the funding. In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all children who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child or groups of children identified as being disadvantaged.

The impact of the pupil premium at our school

Pupil premium funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children from families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals entitlement (FSM) now or within the last 6 years.

For details on how the pupil premium is utilised and the impact it has at our school please see our plan for 2023-24. This includes a review for 2022-23.

Does your child qualify for the pupil premium?

If your child qualifies for free schools meals or you are in the armed forces, the school will, in return, receive additional funding to support them. Please follow the link below to see if you meet the criteria, or alternatively, please contact the school office for further guidance.

Registering for free school meals

If you think you might be entitled to free school meals please see the information on the B&NES website.

If you prefer to apply by post or email, you can download the B&NES free school meals registration form. You can also ask for a form from the school office if you would prefer to come into school.

You can also apply by phone on 01225 394317.

Sport and PE premium funding

In the academic year 2022-23, £18 110 of funding has been allocated to St John’s Primary School. Please see how we plan to spend this funding, please also see the report from 2022-2023 which outlines how the funding was applied during this time.

Purpose of the funding

St John's Primary is part of a strong and established School Sports Partnership which supports our school closely in the delivery and provision of high quality PE and sport.

School performance
School performance

Our latest SATs results for KS1 and 2 are below, together with results from the EYFS and Year 1 phonic screening test:

If you'd like to read more about the school then please see the government's school profile and performance tables.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We are a fully inclusive mainstream primary school, committed to supporting and challenging all pupils to achieve their full potential.

More information

Our SENDCo/Inclusion Leader, Mrs Laura Chard, can be contacted by emailing

Futura Learning Partnership
Futura Learning Partnership

St John's CofE Primary School converted to academy status on 1st September 2015. We are a Futura Learning Partnership school.

Futura Learning Partnership
Registered office: Chandag Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1PH
Tel: 0117 946 1229

A charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 07746787

Further information:


We have lots of great opportunities within our trust, take a look at the current vacancies.

Working for us

St John's CofE Primary School is a Futura Learning Partnership school. Futura Learning Partnership employs 1,500 staff, serving 12,000 children in 27 schools.

We value every employee and are committed to creating excellent professional development opportunities for all, as well as investing in staff wellbeing.

Find out how joining our team could benefit you, please read our recruitment information pack.

Safeguarding children and safer recruitment

Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To find out more about the checks we carry out on prospective Futura Learning Partnership employees, please read our recruitment information pack.

Equality diversity and inclusion

Futura Learning Partnership values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. For further information please see our equality and diversity policy and read our recruitment information pack.

Parents, Teachers Association (PTA)
Parents, Teachers Association (PTA)

The PTA (officially known as St John's School Association) is open to parents, carers, staff and governors who are interested in the welfare of the children and their school.

We hold a number of fund-raising events throughout the year and meet every couple of months to plan and discuss events.  We are always open to new members and anyone can join our meetings.

If you do not wish to join the PTA you can still support us by helping out at our fundraising events.

If you wish to be involved or find out more, please leave your contact details with the school office.


If you’re planning on shopping online, please register and shop with Easyfundraising. You’ll be helping to raise funds at no extra cost to you – it’s fundraising for free with thousands of retailers are included. To sign up to Easyfundraising you can register here.

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