St John’s Church of England School is a co-educational Voluntary Aided school where children are admitted in the September of the year in which they become five. Most of our families join the school because of our Christian ethos. We are supported by Harrow Council and The London Diocesan Board for Education. Children transfer at the end of Year 6 to a range of schools in and out of the borough.
Every effort is made to make the school a welcoming and creative environment for pupils, staff, parents, governors and visitors alike.
The First and Middle School amalgamated in 2005 enabling continuity and consistency of approach from Reception to Year 6. There are two main buildings on the large school site, one occupied by Reception, Years 1 and 2, and the other Years 3 to 6. There are two large playgrounds and a field area which all children are able to access.
We are very fortunate to be situated in such an attractive location. There is a large field fenced by mature oak trees, and views from the classrooms are quite magnificent. From our vantage point high on Stanmore Hill we overlook Wembley Stadium and the West of London. The school has a number of important buildings and open spaces surrounding it. Our House names; Gilbert, Chandos, Dowding and Handel all recall famous characters who lived and worked in this area.
As a church school we have strong links with St John’s Church in Stanmore. Throughout the year clergy from St John’s and local churches visit the school on a weekly basis and many of the events that the school arranges take place in the church. Eucharists and Sharing Meals are regularly celebrated in Upper and Lower School and are considered very important occasions when the church, school and parents come together in an act of collective worship.
St John’s Church of England School, Stanmore Lower School Sharing Meal. During the years since amalgamation much has been achieved to make the school environment more attractive and exciting. Playground games and equipment, wooden playhuts, a new library, re-decoration of the buildings, gazebos, flower bed planting, wooden benches and tables, an adventure trail and a new main entrance decorated with children’s tile work have all enhanced our school site to the benefit of all who use it. Most recently our Memorial Garden has been rejuvenated and re-modelled.
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