St. John's Church of England Primary School, Croydon

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St John's C of E Primary School
Type Voluntary aided primary school
Location Spring Park Rd
Croydon
CR0 5EL
England
Local authority Croydon Borough Council
DfE number 306/3003
DfE URN 101788 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 230~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–11
Website www.st-johns.croydon.sch.uk

St. John's Church of England Primary School is a primary school in Spring Park Road, Shirley, Croydon, South London. It takes a single form of entry (about 30 pupils) each year, from 'Reception' (ages 4–5) to 'Class 6' (ages 10–11). It is linked to the neighbouring St John's Church in Shirley. Its school crest includes the Shirley Poppy, developed by one of that church's vicars. [clarification needed][citation needed]

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St John's was originally founded in a small cottage in 1834. A proper school building was constructed and opened in 1885. During World War II, the school was evacuated to Rottingdean near Brighton in 1939 and Ilfracombe, North Devon in 1940. The London site continued operating as some parents chose not to evacuate. In July 1940, the school buildings suffered damage from the air raids but no teachers or pupils were hurt. While the site underwent renovation and rebuilding, St John's shared a site with Benson Primary School. The present site was completed and opened in 1954.[1]

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Coordinates: 51°22′20″N 0°3′3″W / 51.37222°N 0.05083°W / 51.37222; -0.05083