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St John's CE Academy - OPENING SEPTEMBER 2023

The Vale Academy Trust is opening a new school in Grove - St John’s Church of England Academy.  Located on the Wellington Gate Development, it will be a purpose-built, ‘all through’ school for children aged 2 through to 16 (Nursery to Year 11).

We plan to open the nursery and the primary phase (Reception Year) for children in September 2023, and will begin accepting applications at the end of this year (2022). The secondary phase (Year 7) will follow in September 2024.


We are running a series of Information Events starting in May 2022 for those interested in finding out more.  Come and meet the recently appointed Primary Head of School, Kerry Cottrell - and other key staff. 

You will be able to view architect's drawings and visuals showing the look and layout of the school. We look forward to sharing our exciting plans with you, and explaining all about the latest, purpose-built facilities that St John's CE Academy will offer. You'll also hear about the fabulous curriculum that we are planning, ready for the academy's opening. There will be a Q&A session too, when we hope there will be plenty of questions for us!

We are running one-hour information sessions on the following dates at St John's Parish Church Meeting Rooms.

Wednesday 7 September - 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday 21 September - 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Thursday 13 October - 9.15am - 10.15am

Wednesday 26 October - 9.15am - 10.15am

Thursday 10 November - 9.15am - 10.15am

Thursday 24 November - 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Wednesday 14 December - 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Places are bookable via - search for St John's CE Academy - or scan the QR code on the image below. We look forward to meeting you!

Nursery Admissions 

You can now submit an Expression of Interest form for our nursery. Please note that by completing this form you are not guaranteed a place, nor will you be under any obligation to accept a place should one be offered in the future. 

Please complete the form at the bottom of the page and return to:


Application Forms for Reception places will be available shortly.