Letter from the chair of governors

A warm welcome from the Governors of St John’s C of E Primary School.

As a governing body we are very proud of our children and the school community to which they are central. As a Christian school we are keen to support the head teacher and her staff not only in creating a centre of excellence in Christian learning but also in developing our children into young adults who enrich our society.

We are very grateful for the support of our current parents and are blessed by an active and energetic school association who work really hard to raise funds for the school and promote the sense of belonging that we hope all families feel.

As Governors we are aware of the pressure for primary school places in Croydon and also the importance of the role of our governing body as its own admissions authority.

We are very diligent in our annual review of our admissions policy, constantly looking to ensure it is as fair as possible to as many as possible. We are equally diligent and careful when applying the policy to applicants. If you are on this web site as a prospective parent then I am grateful that you have taken the time to look at our school and hope you will feel it worthwhile to list St John’s amongst your preferences.

The school has a close and valued link to St John’s Church Shirley and also works with other local clergy and churches which greatly enriches school life.

As a parent of three children who have recently gone through the school, I have been delighted with the progress they made at St John’s and the support they received in preparing them for senior school.

I feel privileged to be Chair of Governors at St John’s C of E Primary School and to lead such an experienced team of governors who work hard to share their various fields of expertise to guide the schools strategic direction.

John R Phillipson

Chair of Governors