Primary Advantage – schools achieving more together
  • Enable success and relish challenge
  • Outstanding curriculum and learning environment
  • A world of opportunity

Welcome to St. John the Baptist

We bring the world into the classroom.

Dear Visitors,

We are all extremely proud to be a part of the St John the Baptist C of E Primary School family and of the achievements of our amazing children. We welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy finding out more about our fantastic school.

At St John the Baptist we believe that every child can succeed and fulfil their potential. We strive to encourage children to have confidence, support and encourage each other and so be the very best they can be. We believe that we can enable every child to learn effectively and so make good progress and achieve excellent outcomes. Our teachers are highly trained professionals who lead our learning community by continually learning, reflecting and developing themselves. Through our family feel and strong links with the church we all work together to fulfil our aspirations for ourselves and each other.

Our recent Ofsted inspection (April 2013) graded us ‘Good with outstanding features’ in all categories inspected:

  • Achievement of pupils – Good
  • Quality of teaching – Good
  • Behaviour and safety – Outstanding
  • Leadership and management – Good
  • Overall effectiveness – Good

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Our highly dedicated team of staff are committed to providing an excellent education to our children.    We aim to create a safe and secure learning environment in which children are known, valued and motivated to learn. We use a cooperative approach to support children from our rich and diverse community to achieve educational and personal success. As a result, the vast majority of our children make outstanding progress and, by the time they leave us in Year 6, the most are working in line or above national average in reading, writing and mathematics.

As well as securing academic achievement within the core curriculum areas, we also place high value on providing a broad and balanced creative curriculum which is exciting, relevant and inspiring. Our children were involved in developing our newly implemented curriculum. This cross curricular approach enables our children to develop their interests through meaningful contexts. We provide experiential learning opportunities in all aspects of the curriculum offering children access to the most up to date technology, a wide range of visits and visitors as well as special events and themed days. We are well supported by specialist teachers in music, the arts and sports. The high quality display and environment around the school demonstrates the creativity of the curriculum and further stimulates children’s learning.

We hope you enjoy finding out more about our very special school! Please do visit our website again, or get in touch to visit us in person!

With Kind Regards

Laura Birkett
Head of School

Upcoming Events

Latest School News

Handa’s Surprise in Nursery

  Fig tree class have been reading ‘Handa’s Surprise’ We have had the opportunity to dress up f

Pirate Party in Reception

  Reception have been learning about Pirates this half term within their ‘Adventures̵

World Book Day 2014

We celebrated World Book Day yesterday at St. john the Baptist. Every child and adult in the school

Team SJB come 3rd in Netball Competition

  A huge congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 netball team for coming third in the Federated Sch