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Welcome to

Totnes St John's C of E Primary School

An Introduction to the School

Totnes St John’s is a one form entry school which caters for 210 pupils from Reception to Year 6. We have wonderful grounds, and a friendly, enthusiastic staff. As well as our team of class teachers and Learning Support Assistants, we employ specific staff to provide literacy and maths interventions, pastoral care, Forest School, French teaching in Years 3 – 6 and library support. 

We are very lucky to be a short walk from the east bank of the beautiful River Dart and Totnes town centre which offer fantastic learning opportunities for our children. St John’s is a Church of England (voluntary controlled) school. We are also a community school, and we welcome children of all faiths and none.


School facilities

We are in a single storey, modern building with good facilities including our own kitchen. The school is on a large, leafy site. The grounds include a vegetable patch and an area of woodland with a shallow stream. We also have a substantial sports field and multi use games area. Pupils enjoy two large playgrounds, with seating areas for children to sit and talk and there is a small copse which the children can use as part of their lunchtime play space. A grassy area with climbing frames is especially popular after school. The youngest pupils, in the Foundation Stage (aged 4 to 5), have their own enclosed outdoor play area.


School organisation

The school is organised into three age groups:

  • Foundation Stage: Reception class (4 -5year olds)
  • Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2 (5-7 year olds)
  • Key Stage 2: Years 3 to 6 (7-11 year olds)

There is one class per year group. The maximum number of pupils is 30 in each class.  As well as the teacher, each class has at least one teaching assistant. We also have staff who support individual children.