Nursery spaces are available in the Cygnet Class from September 2019. Children can start at 2 years & 9 months old and we accept 2 year funding. Reception Class 2020 - apply online now - Dorset For You/Admissions. Please contact the school office for a tour of our school.
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Academic Year 2019/20

Attendance at St John’s Primary School

This year St John’s School is making good attendance a top priority.  By improving our attendance rates, we will improve the standards that our children achieve and provide them with better chances for life, however we can only achieve this with your full support.


Attendance is tracked by the school. If a child has an attendance level of below 90% this means they will have missed an average of one day a fortnight in school.   Over a school year this will represent four weeks of absence.


If your child’s absence drops below 95% you will receive a letter informing you and you may be asked to provide medical proof of your child’s illnesses, if your child’s attendance drops below 90%, illness absences must be supported with evidence such as a GP’s appointment card or prescription, or a hospital letter.  Where absences are not supported by such evidence, your child’s absence will be recorded as “unauthorised” and this has the potential to impact on your child’s overall absence figure and could result in legal action.


General Absence:  

Please contact the school  on 01305 785711  and leave a message on the 24 hour absence line or email  before 9.30am stating the exact reason for absence e.g.: cold/cough, sickness etc., please do not state ‘”unwell” or similar. If the reason given is vague, the office team will be asked to call you to clarify.


Academic Year 2018/19

‘Growing and learning together, Sharing the love of God’