Online Safety Information

Online Safety is a priority at St Mary & St John CE Primary School. The internet is a fun and knowledgeable place where the children can learn and communicate with their friends but it can also be a dangerous one. At St Mary & St John it is our key responsibility to teach the children to use the internet properly and safely. It is important that we work together as a school community to ensure that our children are kept safe.

To help our children we have sourced some online activities for them to play and learn about Online Safety in a child-friendly way. We also have a list of useful information for our parents.


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Report online abuse by clicking the button below:

CEOP  (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through CEOP led operations in partnership with local and international agencies. Their website offers further support in how and when to make use of this report function. There is also a CEOP report button in the footer of this website.



Children’s activities to help promote and teach safer internet use:




Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding online safety for parents, carers and children:

  • Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
  • Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
  • BBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.
  • Net Smartz Kids– Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.
  • Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
  • Parent Information – Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – E-safety tips, advice and resources.
  • NSPCC Online Safety – Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
  • Childnet International – Parents & Carers


Driving Safely Near the School

Please take care if you bring your children to school by car!

Most of our families walk, scoot or cycle to school. If you have to use a car, then please take great care – small children do sometimes run out unexpectedly – and please park well away from the school buildings.

There is a very good, safe parking area nearby:

• Donnington Bridge free to use car park on Meadow Lane – a short walk from the main entrance to our Meadow Lane site

Please do not park on Meadow Lane because this road must be kept clear for emergency access and safe for all the children who come and go on foot or by scooter or bike.

Driving down Bedford Street

Please avoid driving down Bedford Street. Some parents dropping off or collecting children by car at Meadow Lane are turning at the bottom of Bedford Street which causes congestion and is a safety risk. Also, as the zig-zag lines show, parking or waiting in the turning circle is not permitted at any time.

For the safety of the children, the main gates at Meadow Lane are kept closed throughout the school day. No cars are permitted access to the school unless a specific arrangement has been made.

Thank you all for your help with this!