Totnes St John’s Church of England Primary School

Totnes St John’s Church of England Primary School is an inclusive, Christian school in the heart of the Bridgetown community of Totnes. With 4 acres of onsite Forest School we also provide high quality Sports and PE opportunities which compliment our deep-learning, values led curriculum. We are a truly unique school, offering a curriculum unmatched in the local area. We use inspiring real-life experiences, outdoor education opportunities and a passion for reading and the Arts to create a learning journey for our children that will prepare them for a full and rich life.  Our approach to learning has an emphasis on precision teaching tailored to every child’s needs.

Our Church school distinctiveness is key to our school’s mission. Collectively, we ensure our Ethos and values are clearly communicated and underpin every aspect of our school life. Community engagement and partnerships are also central to our mission at St John’s and we are currently focused very much on our Character Education to develop a meaningful sense of responsibility in our children. Children are engaged in deep-level learning around issues of sustainability, raising awareness of global environmental challenges and developing deep knowledge of the natural world around us.

Totnes St John’s is a member school within the ‘Academy for Character and Excellence’ Multi-Academy Trust. This means the school benefits from a Trust-wide pool of expertise and experience as well as offering its own strengths and areas of expertise to the other member schools.

‘Excellence’- the drive to do and achieve the very best we can- is what motivates us as a school. We have very high expectations, of what our children can achieve, as well as of ourselves and our families.  

‘Character’ is developed through our ‘Learning Journey’ curriculum, enabling children to reflect and drive their own learning forward, developing deep-learning metacognition skills that will help them become successful life-long learners.  

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