St John's

Catholic Primary School

At St John's we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.

Charity Fundraising

Dorothy House Elf Run


Back in Term 2, pupils took part in raising money for Dorothy House.

The children were sponsored by their families and friends to run a specific target of a mile or more. It was great to see the track being   enthusiastically used and children looked great in their elf hats!


We are so proud of what we raised as a school. Last Friday, some of the sports council presented a cheque to Tracey from Dorothy house. She was amazed by our total of £1093.70.

Well done to all those that took part and a big thank you to your families for all your support. This is a fantastic achievement!


Wiltshire Air Ambulance


Members of the Wiltshire Ambulance Team visited St. John’s School on Monday 9th January to delivering basic emergency training to pupils in KS1.


Wiltshire Air Ambulance had asked for a voluntary contribution of £2 per child to help fund their vital work. We raised £124.00


Thank you to everyone who contributed to their appeal.



Wear Blue and Yellow for Ukraine Disaster Appeal - Friday 1st April 2022


Today was a fundraising day to support the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Crisis Appeal organised by the Wiltshire Youth Council. They are providing urgent humanitarian aid including food,  water, shelter, healthcare and protection. The campaign will be marked as Youth4Ukraine. Staff and pupils were invited to wear something blue and yellow for a £1 donation.

We raised £308.30 towards the Appeal. 


Friday Toy/Book Sales


We have been holding weekly toy sales this term on Fridays. The money raised will go to the Save The Children and CAFOD Appeal Fund to support children in the Ukraine.

Today we raised £62.10

Total to date: £186.30


Elf Run - December 2021


Our Chapel Champions worked hard to organise an Elf Run which took place on Friday 3rd December during the school day.

The run was in aid of Dorothy House Hospice and all children at St John's were invited to take part in their mile a day dressed in Elf Hats (provided by Dorothy House).

The children all had great fun and raised an impressive £1486 for the charity. Well done everyone.




Wood Green Animal Sanctuary


3 pupils in Year 6 raised £100 for the Wood Green Animal Sanctuary back in the summer of 2021. They received their cheque in January 2022 and sent this reply to the boys involved.

Clifton Diocese Emmaus Water Pump Project - November 2021


Tyler-Llwandle M, Callum M and Arran S in Class 10 organised a raffle to raise some money for the Clifton Diocese Water Pump Project.

They asked pupils and staff to donate prizes. We received nearly 70 items.

This morning the raffle took place in the school hall with all the pupils in their classes on Teams video links.  As the winners were called out the pupils came to the hall to choose their prize.


We would like to congratulate the boys on raising £200 for this worthy charity.


Penalty Shootout in aid of CAFOD - November 2021


Last term children from Class 8 raised funds for CAFOD by creating a fund-raising opportunity for the school. They called it “Penalty Shootout” and it was a great success. They managed to raise just over £120 to help CAFOD to reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. The children involved were Poppy M, Iga K, Daisy B, Kittie E and Amie L.




Blue Cross Donation - September 2021


During last summer three pupils in Class 6, Maja M, Weronika K and Tatiana D raised £136 for the Blue Cross Appeal by running a Craft Shop every break time and lunchtime.  They made bookmarks and other toys to sell to their classmates. They recently handed over the money to the staff at the Blue Cross Shop in Trowbridge.

Well done girls for all your hard work.


Lemonade Stand for CAFOD - July 2021


We were absolutely thrilled with the response we had from the children in EYFS at the end of last academic year to organise and create their very own 'Lemonade Stand'. The EYFS cohort of children were inspired by one of their friends who decided 'they wanted to do more' for children without access to clean water. The children became leaders and created their own 'Lemonade Stand Project' which was great fun and raised     £164. 73. A huge well done to you all, we can't wait to see what you achieve in Year 1! Thank you very much to the EYFS (now Year 1) parents who supported us and for the very  generous donations. All the money donated will be forwarded to CAFOD Walk for Water campaign.

Sponsored Read - June 2021


Thank you to all the pupils who took part in the Sponsored Read. We have raised £2000 to spend on books for the school!


The winners of the sponsored read (most minutes read in a week) were:


FS- James C

KS1- Finley T

LKS2- Lidia P

UKS2- Oscar W


Their prize of a book will be coming to them soon.




At St John's Catholic Primary School, our learning is underpinned by Catholic Social Teaching. It is embedded in everthing we do and the main premise is to enable children to make a difference and take action. Many of the fundraising activities that go on throughout the year are led by the children themselves and they take great pride in being able to support those in need.


Earlier on this year, Bailey in Year 6 was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour which was removed during surgery. Bailey's treatment and  recovery was at Bristol Children's Hospital and the play therapy she experienced during rehabilitation was invaluble.


Upon returning to school in September, Bailey and her friends were very keen to carry out a fundraiser to raise money for the charity responsible for the play therapy. They decided to organise a sponsored run which took place in October. The sponsored run involved the whole school and this, along with the Just Giving page set up by Bailey's family, raised an incredible £3618.11.


The money raised will be presented in the new year to the charity so watch this space for updates.