Welcome to St John’s C of E Primary School, Watford

Growing Together in Love and Respect

A warm welcome to the website for St John’s Church of England Primary School.
We opened our doors in September 2016 as Watford’s newest primary school and the first Church of England school in town.

Our vision encompasses:

  • Education Excellence
  • Development of the Whole Child
  • Christian Ethos
  • Community Spirit

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Growing Together in Love and Respect

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Could you make a difference to our children? 18 Sep 2017

Could you make a difference to our children?

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join the St John’s School team. Find out more on our Vacancies page.

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An AMAZING First Teach Meet at St John’s 12 May 2017

An AMAZING First Teach Meet at St John’s

What a night! We hosted our first ever Teach Meet last night and it was so worth it. The torrential downpour as we welcomed colleagues to school for our very first Teach Meet may have moved our outdoor garden party inside, but it didn’t dampen any of the enthusiasm. Bunting was up, nibbles and and drinks ready and it wasn’t long before the inspiration and energy filled the room. It was a wonderful night that we shared with colleagues, both within school and from other schools, from Watford and further afield.

We will be uploading some pictures and information to our Teach Meet page in due course.


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Maths Lending Library taking shape 8 May 2017

Maths Lending Library taking shape

It was wonderful to welcome our neighbours, McGinley, into our school last week where they were really impressed to find out all about the journey that the school is on. Due to their generous donation, we now have the start of a fabulous maths lending library which will extend the maths skills of our children.

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Our School

Our Vision

We are the only Church of England primary school in Watford, committed to educational excellence within a supportive Christian ethos. We welcome families of all faiths and none to be part of our inclusive church school.

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Our Sites

We are currently located in our temporary site in Estcourt Road and we will be here for 2016/17 and 2017/18. Whilst in the temporary site we are a single form entry and will accommodate one reception class and one year one class. Take a look at the photos to see the engaging learning environment that we have created. In September 2018 we will be moving to our new build permanent site in Clarendon Road. We will then be a two form entry school and will eventually accommodate 420 pupils. As soon as the plans are finalised they will be shared on the website.

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The planning consultation was held on Monday December 19th at St John’s Church in Sutton Road. We welcomed families and friends of the school, local residents and members of Watford Council to come and view the plans, meet the architects and contractors and find out the details of the new build on our permanent site. The comments that were collected will now form part of the planning process.

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