Headteacher’s welcome

Welcome to St John’s Catholic Primary school.

My name is Finula Farr and I am the very proud Headteacher of this school.

I would like to offer you an insight into St John’s.

St John’s is a one form entry Catholic primary school, we welcome children from 4 to 11 years old. We are a warm, inclusive, vibrant, dynamic school that is full of fun and opportunities.

Our school values come as a result of collaboration between the children, our staff, Governors, our parents and the wider parish community.

In Christ we are:

Joyful in our faith
Aspirational in our learning
Confident in being me
Caring in our hearts

At St John’s we foster a love of learning, enquiry and truth to develop a respect for all and an appreciation of personal differences. We currently have 21 different nationalities within school and value the diversity that each child and family brings.

We value democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and we believe in honesty and trust. We develop our children to ensure they have a voice and a say in their school life and the wider community.

As a Catholic School, we have the Gospels at the centre of our learning so that each person is nurtured as a child of God to strive for excellence in all that they do. We welcome children and families from all faith or no faith backgrounds.

We trust that the Holy Spirit will help us to work with parents, parish and the wider community to kindle a thirst for faith and knowledge in order to help our children exceed their potential.

We seek to encourage the highest standards in academic achievement, social responsibility and personal development in a rich and diverse environment.

We are a friendly school, which offers many opportunities to inspire your child to be the best version of themselves in preparation for the world that they are growing up in.

We have created a personalised curriculum that prepares them for what the future holds and ensure that it responds to the needs of our local community and the wider world.

The children at St John’s are warm, caring and loving. They are confident in who they are and the place they hold in our society. We encourage them to think for themselves, make good choices and keep themselves safe. We believe strongly in the formation of the whole person; mind, body and spirit and give our children many opportunities to understand who they are and who they could grow to be in the future.

The St John’s philosophy is that we always keep the child at the centre of all that we do.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.