St John's is a small Catholic school set in beautiful grounds and welcomes pupils of all denominations. We are one of the family of feeder schools for St. Bede's Catholic High School. Our school is a happy place where pupils love to learn. Our outstanding results and comments from visitors to school are testament to this.
We are an accredited Forest School, providing a unique opportunity for pupils' learning and development and have recently achieved the gold mark for learning outside the classroom. We are the first in the north west to gain this award and only the second primary school in the country! We believe children need to engage in the great outdoors and the behaviour in school is exemplary.
We have a nursery for children from the age of three.
We are delighted with our latest Ofsted and Archdiocesan reports. Both can be viewed on this site.
Visits welcome. Contact us on 01704 893523.
Elizabeth Devey BSc (Hons)
School uniform can now be purchased from Tesco. Please visit www.tesco.com, clothing, shop by range, uniform embroidery service and key in our post code or school name.
Following a recent interest in Channel 4's programme 'Old People's Home for 4 Year olds', this half term, nursery children are visiting Arranmore Park Rest Home once a week. Studies have shown it can increase self-esteem and boost everyone's personal ,social and emotional wellbeing.
We are so proud of our Nursery children and of the wonderful work that they are doing, the photographs and videos on Facebook show that both the children and senior citizens are benefitting from these interactions, Well Done Miss Cheetham for leading such an inspirational initiative.
Star of the Week|
Class One - Penny
Class Two - Evie
Class Three - Jessica
Class Four - Brooke
What we have been up to|
We have lots going on in school at the moment with our exciting curriculum. Class 4 have been learning all about life in the Stone Age and have been applying their learning in the outdoors by building replica stone age settlements and have also used natural materials to make tools and weapons. Class 1 have been learning all about celebrations, thinking about birthdays in particular and have been planning and writing their own lists for a birthday party. Class 2 have been working hard in their maths lessons by looking at information in tally charts and using it to create their own bar charts and pictograms. Meanwhile, Class 3 have had a very noisy week investigating ‘pitch’ as part of their science lessons, they have even made their own set of pan pipes so they can continue the melodious tunes at home!
Keeping your child safe online|
Reading with your child|
It is important to contine to read to your child throughout their primary school years. It enables them to access stories that are at a level they could not read fluently themselves and develops their imagination and understanding of story structure! The second link has some suggestions for age appropriate books.