Head of School's Welcome
Welcome to Totnes St John’s Church of England Primary School.
We are an inclusive, Christian school in the heart of the Bridgetown community of Totnes. We firmly believe that from the very moment you meet us, explore the four acres of onsite Forest School, see our Sports and PE opportunities, experience our Christian values and see our small personalised class sizes, you will understand how much we value the children and families who place their trust in us as we strive to provide the highest quality teaching and learning.
We are a truly unique school, offering a bespoke curriculum based around our extensive forest grounds. We use real-life experiences, outdoor education opportunities and a passion for reading and the Arts to create an inspiring learning journey for our children that will prepare them for a full and rich life.
Totnes St John’s is a member school within the ‘Academy for Character and Excellence’ Multi-Academy Trust. This means the school benefits from a Trust-wide pool of expertise and experience.
‘Excellence’- the drive to do and achieve the very best we can- is what motivates us as a school. We have very high expectations of what our children can achieve, as well as of ourselves and of our families.
‘Character’ is developed through our ‘Learning Journey’ curriculum. Children are enabled to reflect and drive their own learning forward developing rich knowledge, extensive vocabulary and metacognition skills that will help them be successful life-long learners.
We hope you will give us the opportunity to show you our incredible school. We are very proud of what we can offer here at St John’s and we look forward to welcoming you.
Mr Funnell, Head of School