About Us

We are a lively, friendly school with a lot going on for boys and girls from age 4 to 11 (Reception to Year 6). On a day to day basis you’ll discover there is always something fun going on to enhance our already exciting curriculum which strengthens the learning experience of all involved. Whether it is competing in the annual conker competition, creating and exploring ancient Greek artefacts, playing with friends in the tag rugby team, learning to dance and sing like a dinosaur or finding new confidence in public speaking, there are inspirational and unforgettable opportunities for each individual to grow in confidence and life skills, which we believe will stay with them for life.

Sherborne St John Church of England Primary School has been in existence on the present site for over 150 years and now has approximately 110 children in 4 classes.  The school was originally set up to educate the children of the village and today the majority of our pupils still come from the village of Sherborne St John. However we do take some pupils from out of our catchment area and welcome visits from prospective parents. You can find out more about the history of the school if you click on the “History” tab.

Set in beautiful surroundings in the centre of the village we benefit from the use of local facilities, a close relationship with the church, links with our local National Trust property, The Vyne, and a warm local community. The children enjoy making the most of our outside space with its fitness trail, infant sheltered play area, garden and covered eating area. We look forward with anticipation to extending the useable outdoor space to enable further opportunities for creative play and exercise.

There is so much more we could share with you about our school, please do get in touch if you are interested to learn more.

Here’s what others have to say about our school…

In the last Ofsted inspection (March 2017) the following comments were made:

“Pupils are well behaved, confident and articulate. They are proud of their school and the leadership roles they can hold. The high quality of teaching across the school means that pupils make good progress.”

For more information please go to Ofsted Reports on this website which links to the school full Ofsted Report.

Below are quotes from visitors to the school:

Life Education sessions in October 2016
“What a delightful school! I am so impressed by the listening skills, enthusiasm and general behaviour of the children in every class. What a great day. I do hope the children enjoyed the sessions. Thank you Sherborne St John Infants. Thoughtful staff and great children.”

SKIP2BFIT visit in October 2016
“Thank you for an amazing day in your school. The children and staff all joined in with the SKIP2BFIT challenge! One of the best atmospheres I have had in any school.”

From Junior Newbury Building Society
“I just thought I would let you know what an absolute pleasure it has been coming to visit Sherborne St John school to promote the JNBS Scheme. The children and staff are so lovely and a pleasure to work with.”

From prospective parent(s) following ambassador tours in November 2016 with two of our school Ambassadors (children from Year 6):

“Thanks for the school tour. The children were confident and very informative. The school is very welcoming and well organised.”

“Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the school this morning. Our ambassadors were very helpful and answered all of the questions I had – true role models for the school. Thank you!”

“This was our first experience at visiting a school so we didn’t know what to expect, but what a lovely visit it was. Our ambassadors showed us around and were amazing. A credit to the school.”

“Our son is starting school next year so we visited to have a look. We were especially impressed by your ambassadors. They were very articulate and positive about their school and are a credit to their teachers.”