On behalf of the staff and children, I would like to welcome you to St. John the Baptist Catholic Primary School. We are proud of our happy and friendly school in which staff, governors, children and parents work hard to provide the best possible start to school life for all in the SJB family.
Gospel Values and Catholic Social Teaching form the roots of our school—nourishing and supporting each individual on their journey to finding their vocation in life. Each one of us has been blessed with a gift and a purpose, a vocation. St Teresa of Avila said, “Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours.” Through our Mission Statement— 'to pray together, work together, and always do our best, through the guidance and example of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit’ - we support the children to discover their gift and ignite their passion for this world that we live in so that they are ready to become confident global citizens, ready to make a positive difference.
Jesus said, “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.” Christ’s teaching is central to the school and He is welcomed into our school family in a variety of ways. One is the Eucharist, which is at the centre of the life of the school, and is regularly celebrated in school. Parents and visitors are always very welcome to join us. Our Learning Values of aspiration, curiosity, compassion, independence, resilience, respect and open-mindedness are the golden thread which runs through all we do to support the children in their journey to becoming confident young people who are engaged in the world around them.
We are an extension of the Catholic family and, with your cooperation as parents, your child has a unique contribution to make in our community. We hope we shall find much to discover, share and enjoy together.
Mrs C Whatley