News & Events

Ten year old snaps up local competition win

17th May 2021

  St John’s Priory School pupil, Finley Tibbetts (aged 10), has won a local photography competition with his submission of three photographs on the theme of ‘wild nature.’ The competition, run by the Rotary Club of Banbury received impressive entries for the junior section. Finn’s winning photographs were: a reflection on a lake; a well camouflaged…

Steam Week

30th March 2021

  STEAM Week is an annual celebration of four valuable subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. These subjects are integrated across the curriculum, with a view to inspiring and encouraging our pupils to develop their enthusiasm and skill in these areas. This year, we dedicated the week to the wonders of Space, the Mars…

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week

1st February 2021

In education, we refer to the phrase ‘Maslow before Bloom’ to emphasise the importance of prioritising human needs over educational objectives; recognising that in order to demonstrate the capacity to learn, we need first to feel secure. Every teacher knows this and spends the first few weeks of each academic year cultivating a classroom environment and culture…

Art Blog – Autumn term round-up

14th December 2020

The Autumn term has seen our children produce some truly wonderful pieces of artwork, which our Specialist Art Teacher shares in his latest Blog. Click the link to read the latest from Mr Smith –  

Christmas Jumper Day at SJP

14th December 2020

Christmas jumpers and a festive feast arrived at SJP on Wednesday 9th December. The children from Little Conkers Nursery through to Year 6 had a wonderful time enjoying all the celebrations with some end-of-term fun and a party atmosphere.  

Artist of the Month – December

14th December 2020

This month, we are celebrating the talents of a Year 6 pupil; who has recently been offered an Art Scholarship to his chosen Senior School. This pupil has worked incredibly hard to create a truly wonderful portfolio of work, using many different methods, influences, styles and medium.

Public Speaking House Competition

26th November 2020

Gold bubble were tasked with speaking for 5 mins on a topic of their choice. Children prepared a presentation for round 1 where all children participated. A winner was selected from each house in each year to go through to round 2. The overall winner was Saturn, followed by 2nd – Neptune, 3rd – Jupiter…

Safety Week

23rd November 2020

This week has been Safety Week and classes across the school have been learning about safety in a variety of contexts. Our Little Conkers have been reminded about road safety and about the potential risks associated with strangers. Our younger pupils have considered risks in the home and outside and some of our older pupils…

House Times Table Competition

23rd November 2020

Our house competitions provide opportunities for the children to work together, support each other and to be awarded house points that contribute to the house cup at the end of term and are proving very enjoyable whilst other freedoms and activities are restricted. This term’s Times Table House Competition was a great success with pupils…

Reception Children become ‘Code Breakers’

15th October 2020

The children in our Reception class become code breakers looking for the secret word hidden within the pictures. The code…what is the initial sound of each word presented in picture form. Crack the code is a fun and practical way for children to apply their spelling and reading skills. This activity allows the children who…