What do you need to know as a parent of a child at St John's C of E Primary?


What time do the children start and finish?

The main gates and doors are open to let the children into school between 8:45-9:00am. Registration starts at 8.45am and closes at 9:00am. Any child arriving after this will be marked as late. If you arrive after 9am you will need to sign your child in at the school office. 

In the afternoon, the doors open to collect children from Reception class at 3:00pm, Classes 1, 2, 3 and 4 finish at 3:05pm and Classes 5 and 6 finish at 3:10pm. Please collect Class 2-6 children from the main playground.  

To see more about attendance at St. John's click here!

What options does my child have for school lunches?

The school kitchen offers a variety of balanced meal options at lunch time for the children.

A child who is on school dinners will get at least 2 options for lunch every day. Children choose their meal the day before at registration. Great care is taken to ensure that all medical/dietary requirements are catered for.

Please see below for a copy of the current school meal weekly menu:

Children also have the option to bring in a healthy packed lunch from home (sandwich, fruit, yoghurt, non-fizzy drink). Packed lunches must not include hot items with the exception of soup brought in a thermos flask.

Each pupil is entitled to a carton of free milk every day.  A letter is sent home at the beginning of each new term to check which children would like to have milk. 

Blackpool Council provide free breakfasts for all Primary School children. 

As part of the ongoing monitoring of the Blackpool Council’s Free School Breakfast Programme in Blackpool, once a term we will be asking pupils attending this school some simple questions regarding what they had for breakfast on a certain date.  We will also be using data we hold on children within the school as part of this study. All information will be aggregated, and no one child, or their answers, will be identifiable within the analysis. If, for any reason, you wish for your child not to take part in the monitoring, can you please let us know, and we will ensure that they are not included.  

To see more about School Lunches at St. John's click here!

What uniform does my child need?

At St John's, we feel that school uniform is important in ensuring that the children feel part of the school community.

The school uniform consists of a red T-Shirt, a blue jumper, grey trousers/skirt, grey socks/tights and black shoes.

Please ensure all items are clearly named so that we can easily return any lost items to the correct child.

Please click on the link below for a full uniform list and list of P.E kits - November 2023

Unfortunately we no longer stock or sell uniform from school however, we usually hold sales of pre-used uniforms throughout the year in order to raise funds for school trips.

There are a couple of options to help you purchase what you need for your child.

St John's school uniform is available online from The Uniform & Leisurewear Company.  Parents can order items online and have them delivered to school for collection. 

Please click here to order online from Uniform & Leisurewear Company.

St John's school uniform is also available to buy in store at 1st Class Kids, 106 Highfield Road, Blackpool FY4 2JF. Telephone: 01253 403798. 

Please click here to view what they stock at 1st Class Kids.

Parents may also purchase unbranded items of uniform from various stores and supermarket chains.


What PE kit does my child require?

Indoor Kit
Plain white T-shirt; black shorts; pumps
This kit should be kept in school in a bag and will be returned home at the end of each half term for washing.
Outdoor Kit
Plain white t-shirt,  black joggers/leggings. The children can wear their school jumper when the weather is cold. 
Children need to bring their joggers and trainers in a bag in the morning when it is their outdoor P.E lesson. 

It is asked that children have their indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times.

Please ensure all items are clearly named so that we can easily return any lost items to the correct child.

If your child has pierced ears, and they are unable to take the earrings out by themselves, please provide plasters so they can cover the earrings during PE sessions.  

Please click on the link below for a full uniform list and list of P.E kits - November 2023


P.E Days for Summer Term 2 (10th June to 19th July 2024)


Classes with PE


Class 4 (Indoor lesson) Class 1 (Indoor lesson) 


Class 4 (Swimming Kits)  Class 3 (Outdoor^) Class 2  (Outdoor Lesson*)  Class 5 (Outdoor Lesson^)


Class 5 (Indoor Lesson) Reception (Indoor Lesson) Class 6 (Outdoor Lesson*)


Class 1  (Outdoor Lesson*) Class 5 (Indoor Lesson) Reception (Outdoor Lesson*)


Class 2 (Indoor Lesson) Class 3 (Outdoor Lesson*)  Class 6 (Indoor Lesson)

*Weather permitting - indoors if required.

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PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum and children can only be excused on medical grounds which must be explained by a note to the class teacher.

If anyone has asthma they must have an inhaler with them or they will not be allowed to take part in Games or PE. Any child requiring an inhaler should have one in school at all times.


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