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Welcome to Moordown St John's Online

I am delighted to introduce Moordown St. John's CE VA Primary School to you and as Head teacher I welcome you on behalf of the pupils, staff and governors to our Church School serving the community of Moordown and Parish of St. John's.  

I hope you find our website interesting, informative and above all I hope you begin to get a taste of life at Moordown St. Johns Church of England Primary School.  One of our key aims is 'partnership' and it is therefore vital that our pupils' parents regard Moordown St. John's as 'their' school. The closer the partnership formed between home and school the more we are able together to further your child's education. 

We are very proud of our school and the progress, achievements, well being and contentment of our pupils is paramount to us. We aim for every child to reach their full potential and to leave Moordown St. John's equipped as life long learners eager to enjoy life, love learning, take responsibility as citizens and be ambitious in all they do.

Please do not hesitate to call us if you require any further information and you are most welcome to visit the school by appointment and see us in action.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Peter Herbert

Hot School Meals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:23

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As of September 2014 all children in Years R, 1 and 2 will be entitled to FREE Hot School Meals. Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will also be offered a free hot school meal if their parent/guardian is receiving certain welfare benefits.

Families that are not eligible for free meals may order a hot school lunch at a cost of £2.00 per child, per day.


How do I order hot school meals?

All hot school meals to be received from September 2014, whether free or paid for, must be ordered on-line from our new provider, Chartwells (The Creative Kitchen for schools). Their website is https://dorset.mealselector.co.uk or click on the Chartwells logo at the top of this page.


Emergency Menu until Half Term

Menu for Autumn Term 2014

Help with registering and ordering Hot School Meals


The new deadline for ordering hot meals will be midnight on Sunday, 7 day before the week in which the meals are required. However, meals required for the first two weeks back after the summer holidays must be ordered online by Wednesday 23rd July. Meals for the week commencing Monday 15th September must be ordered by midnight on Sunday  7th September. You can order meals further in advance if you prefer.


Can I get help with registering/ordering?

From Friday 4th July, computers will be available in the Meeting Room (by the School Office) each Friday morning 08:40 - 09:00 for families who do not have internet access at home and/or would like help with registering/ordering.


What happens if I forget to order meals?

Please note that meals will only be provided to children if they have been ordered online prior to the deadline.

If you do not order a hot meal for your child you will need to provide a packed lunch from home.

What are the benefits of hot school meals?

Good food has been shown to lead not only to healthier, happier and more fulfilled children, but to improved behaviour and educational attainment. We believe the shcool lunchtime is a great opportunity for children to sit down together to enjoy a tasty meal and further develop their social skills. We therefore hope you will take advantage of the oportunity for your child to enjoy a healthy, balanced and nutritious hot school meal each lunchtime.






Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 12:16
WisePay PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:38


Online payments with WisePay is here!

You can now easily pay online, for trips and visits, music and swimming.

Simply click on the WisePay link and Login with the username and password that you have been given.

Any problems please speak with the school office.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 14:21
Emergency Closure Information

School is currently OPEN

Please check here regularly to see if there has been an emergency school closure!

Announcements will also be made on Heart radio.  Texts will be sent to you if we have  to close the school unexpectedly during the day due to severe weather or other emergencies outside of our control. You will also see a Newsflash message scrolling across the top of the front page of our website!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 13:50
Holidays in Term Time PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 13:33

Attendance Matters                                                    

Examples of Exceptional Circumstances

As you will be aware, schools are no longer permitted to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

All requests for holiday/leave in term time must be submitted to the Headteacher in writing (not by email) with the exceptional circumstances fully explained. Guidance as to what will and will not be considered as exceptional circumstances is available here.
In order to make the decision whether to authorise leave or not, parents/carers may be asked to provide evidence supporting their circumstances.
Please be aware that Penalty Notices can be issued per parent, per child for unauthorised absence from school, for unauthorised leave taken in term time and/or for pupils stopped during a truancy patrol (£60 if paid within 21 days; £120 if paid within 28 days)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:00

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