We are part of the Plymouth CAST family of schools. We are a Catholic school welcoming children of all faiths to learn and grow with us. The education and wellbeing of our children is at the heart of everything we do. Our Gospel Values of humility, compassion, kindness, justice, forgiveness, integrity, peace and courage are integral to our whole school community. We inspire all our children to do their best, be their best and have respect for themselves, others and the world we live in. Choosing a school for your child is really important for any parent or carer. If you would like to find out more about our school you are welcome to visit us to meet or wonderful staff and pupils. Please email admin@stjo.uk or phone 01395 264875 to book an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

School Council

The school Council play an active and important role in the life of the school. Through the council, pupils are able to contribute ideas and opinions to the decision making process of the school. The Council is co-ordinated by Mrs Spinks and she supports the children with implementing their ideas and suggestions. 


We aim to:

  • Increase Pupil Voice
  • Help lots of people
  • Represent the view of all pupils
  • Raise funds for different causes and charities
  • Listen to others to improve our school
  • Share ideas
  • Put good ideas into action
What is the School Council?

An inclusive, structured, forum for discussion and decision-making
A means for children to raise issues and concerns
A means to consult all pupils

Why have a School Council?

To help children develop responsible attitudes
To improve behaviour
To give children hands-on experience of issues in the National Curriculum, including PHSE and Citizenship
To create a feeling of belonging, encourage listening to others and develop self-confidence
To improve pupil/teacher relationships

How does the School Council work?

The Class 6 members lead the meetings
Class representatives bring issues to the School Council
Items are discussed at the meetings and decisions made.

When do School Council meetings take place?

Usually every two weeks.

How can I raise an issue?

Tell your class representative- your point will be raised at the next meeting

How do I find out what happened?

Class representatives will feed back to their class as soon as possible.