John Donne Church of England Primary School

John Donne Church of England Primary School

John Donne Church of England School is a friendly, caring school situated in the village of Blunham.

Operating as usual

14/05/2024

Take a look at what is happening in Blunham during June! As a small village school we enjoy supporting and engaging with our community.

Please support these events if you can!

This will be updated monthly.

Photos from John Donne Church of England Primary School's post 27/04/2024

We had a fantastic night at our 'PTA Quiz Night' last night. So much so that we forgot to take any photos until the end!

Well done to the winning team 'Bloody Marys' for beating the staff team, 'Golden Gluesticks', in 2nd place!

Thank you to everyone who came and to the PTA for organising. We hope to see you all at the next one!

04/04/2024

Please get your teams together for our Quiz night which was very popular last year!
Email [email protected] to get your tickets!

Photos from John Donne Church of England Primary School's post 25/11/2023

Our wonderful PTA held their first Christmas wreath making workshop last night.

With mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas songs in the background it was a very festive evening!

There were parents, grandparents, staff, village residents and PTA members. It was a fantastic evening and one they hope to repeat next year.

A huge thank you to Julie Cambridge, the award winning florist, who is also one of our parents who kindly donated her time.
Thanks also to Flamingo Flowers and Savins for your donations. It was amazing to see that every wreath was different.

Here's a few pictures. A huge thank you to everyone who came. It really does make such a difference supporting these events, especially for a small school.

Merry Christmas!

22/11/2023

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We only have 2 more spaces available for our PTA Wreath Making Workshop this Friday!

If you would like a ticket please call 01767 640346 or email [email protected] as soon as possible.

We can't wait!

18/11/2023

It was so lovely to meet some new families this morning, thank you for coming!

If you couldn't make it today but would like to book a tour then please call our school office on 01767 640346 or email [email protected]

18/11/2023

We are all set for our open morning! Please come along to see what our EYFS has to offer!

13/11/2023

Happening this Saturday!

Please come along to meet our wonderful staff and EYFS setting if you're looking for a Reception place for September 2024!

Are you looking for a Reception place for September 2024?
Come and join us on Saturday 18th November 10-12pm to see our wonderful EYFS setting.
A chance to meet the staff and see what our Early Years has to offer.
We also have a Nursery (children from term after their third birthday), Breakfast and After School Club.

If you can't make the date but would like to book a personal tour then please email [email protected] or call 01767 640346.

03/11/2023

Are you looking for a Reception place for September 2024?
Come and join us on Saturday 18th November 10-12pm to see our wonderful EYFS setting.
A chance to meet the staff and see what our Early Years has to offer.
We also have a Nursery (children from term after their third birthday), Breakfast and After School Club.

If you can't make the date but would like to book a personal tour then please email [email protected] or call 01767 640346.

Photos from John Donne Church of England Primary School's post 26/01/2023

The EYFS children at John Donne are enjoying their new furnishings!

The Nursery and Reception classrooms, as well as outside have undergone a complete refurbishment.

If you have a child who is due to start Nursery or Reception and would like to look around then please call the school office on 01767 640346 to book a tour.

Photos from Shuttleworth's post 10/06/2022
08/06/2022

Class Teacher & SENCo Vacancy
The Headteacher and Governing Body of John Donne Church of England Primary School are seeking to appoint a new teacher and SENCo to join our Team.
John Donne is a good village school with a strong team of friendly staff, supportive parents and Governors. We have a caring and positive ethos, our values and culture are very important to us and are woven through all we do at John Donne.
We are looking to employ someone who can work collaboratively contributing to our teaching team with the added responsibility of SEN Management. We are looking for a professional role model who is passionate about enabling every child to reach their potential.
We can offer:
• Happy, well-mannered, enthusiastic children who love their school and are motivated to do their best.
• A supportive close knit staff team who are caring and hardworking.
• A commitment towards personal development and well-being.
This is a permanent, full time position starting in September 2022.
The salary range for the post is the Main Pay Range with an additional SEN Management Allowance of £2270.
For further information please visit our website https://www.johndonne.org.uk/Our-School/Vacancies/
Visits to our school are welcomed and encouraged, to arrange a visit please contact our school office. Mrs Susan Wild on 01767 640346 or [email protected]

John Donne Primary School's Race for Life Giving Page 01/06/2022

14 members of John Donne staff will be taking part in Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy on Saturday 2nd July 2022. Each of us are doing this for our own personal reasons. Please support us by donating. Thank you.

John Donne Primary School's Race for Life Giving Page The staff at John Donne Primary School would like to support Cancer Research UK. 14 members of staff have signed up for a Pretty Muddy race in aid of raising awareness. The team taking part are: Miss Rubi Mrs Brown Mrs Bruce Miss Wren Mrs Wing Mrs Deane Mrs Bradbury Mrs Wild Mrs Walden Mrs Rance Mis...

31/05/2022

Our Jubilee Wheelbarrow Garden Competition for local schools got off to a great start over the weekend.

If you haven’t already voted, come along this week and choose your winner! Here’s a list of the schools taking part this year:

Fairfield Lower
Totternhoe CE Academy
Thomas Whitehead CE Academy
St Augustine’s Academy
The Vale Academy
Lancot Academy
Hadrian Academy
Weatherfield Academy
Greenleas Lower
Dovery Down Lower
Linslade Lower
Russell Lower
Maulden Lower
Greenfield & Pulloxhill Academy
St Mary’s CE Lower
Shefford Lower
John Donne Primary
Robert Peel Primary
Maple Tree Primary
Wrestlingworth VC Lower
Biggleswade Academy
Raynsford Academy
Langford Village Academy


25/05/2022

Visit Shuttleworth next week and vote for John Donne's Wheelbarrow. Mrs Larkin and the children have put a lot of work into our wheelbarrow and we think it looks wonderful.

Photos from John Donne Church of England Primary School's post 20/04/2022

We are seeking new volunteers to join the governing board. This is an interesting (perhaps exciting?) time to get involved with the school and play a key and influential role in our improvement journey. If you are interested in becoming a School Governor then please contact the school office at [email protected] .

Leading a school requires a board with a range of complementary skills. We would particularly like to hear from you if you have skills or experience to contribute in governance, business, finance, project management, education (including SEND), or marketing and communications.

31/03/2022

Job Vacancy - Nursery Leader - Level 3

We are seeking to employ a new Nursery Leader to support our excellent Nursery Team and run the Nursery on a day to day basis.

Our Nursery is based on our school grounds, has a lovely environment, both inside and out and benefits from working very closely with out Reception Class Team.

The successful candidate will be well supported by our EYFS Lead Teacher and also positive, friendly and experienced colleagues.

Visits are warmly welcomed, to arrange an appointment please contact our school office: 01767 640346 or email: [email protected]

Term Time, permanent post, 32.5 hours a week, 8.30am -12.30pm and 1pm to 3.30pm plus 5 Training Days.

Start date: ASAP

Salary: Level 3D Points 7-11 (£20,444 - £22,129 FTE)

Closing date: Applications will be shortlisted upon receipt

Interview date: TBC

07/03/2022

We are currently taking aplications for September 2022 for our Nursery/Pre-School provision. If you would like to visit our setting to look at our Nursery/Pre-School provision, please do get in touch to arrange a tour.

25/02/2022
23/02/2022

Good Morning everyone,

We have some vacancies for Lunchtime Supervisors which I would like to bring to your attention.

We need someone to start asap and another post for after the Easter break.

This is for 1.5 hours a day, to support children with their lunch and also supervise their play. Lunchtime staff are expected to deal with minor first aid and supporting children to have an enjoyable and social lunchtime break.

All staff who work in school are subject to Safer Recruitment procedures, which includes an application, an interview, DBS checks for suitability and references being taken. Training will be provided to new members of staff and there is an opportunity to complete a first aid qualification.

There is also potential to widen this role to work with children in class and train as a Teaching Assistant to join our school team.

If you are interested in these posts, please contact Mrs Wild in the office who will be able to give you more information.

Many Thanks,

Mrs Morrall

16/12/2021

Christmas Party Day at John Donne!

What a great day everyone has had, Christmas games, activities and party food, not to mention a superb party lunch prepared by Mrs Stone and Mrs Coverdale! Happy children and a happy school. Thank you everyone for your support this term, only one more get up!

06/12/2021

We are seeking to employ a new team member to join us at lunchtimes at John Donne.

This post is from 12noon - 1:20pm each day, Monday to Friday. (6 hours 40 minutes per week) The salary scale will be a 1D point 1 which is £9.25 an hour.

If you are interested in this post, or you have any questions, please contact Mrs Wild in the school office. (01767 640346 or [email protected])

We are a Safer Recruitment School, which means that all staff who work in school are required to undergo Safer Recruitment processes, this included completion of a full application, an interview, at least 2 recent references and completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.

Applications will be shortlisted upon receipt and those successfully shortlisted will be invited for a trial session and an interview.

Thank you.

29/11/2021

John Donne C of E Primary welcomes visits to our school to prospective parents and children. We offer a Pre-School provision from the term before a child is 3 years old and then Primary Education until the end of Year 6.

If you would like to visit our setting to look at our Pre-School provision or see Reception in action in advance of applying to join Reception in September, please do get in touch to arrange a tour.

Likewise, if you have children in Reception or above and you would like to see what we offer, you are welcome to visit.

Keep an eye on our page as we post more about life at John Donne and information about all the super things we offer to our children and families.

25/11/2021

A huge well done to all our John Donne family for raising a superb £245.66 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. This is a great total and really impressive for a village school of 114 children!

Thank you everyone!

23/11/2021

Welcome to our new page!

John Donne C of E Primary is a warm and friendly village school in the heart of Blunham. We serve the community of Blunham and the surrounding area, taking children into our Pre-School from the term before their 3rd birthday until the end of Year 6.
Our children are kind, respectful, engaged in their learning and enjoy being at our school. Our staff really care about our children and are dedicated and committed to making John Donne the very best it can be.

Please keep an eye on our page as we share information about our school and the amazing things we do here!

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting our school office on: 01767 640346.

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We are all set for our open morning! Please come along to see what our EYFS has to offer!

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