Celebration of the Word

Christ is at the centre of our school. Christ is present in our daily lives and we show this by living out our mission statement ‘Growing and Learning in the footsteps of Jesus’. 


It is the Catholic ethos that makes St John's Catholic Primary School a nurturing environment where children can learn and grow, brought about by staff offering quality guidance and care to the children.


We aim to bring children closer to God by learning and understanding scripture and the teachings of Jesus, so that we bring ourselves closer to God.


All children take part in daily prayer, 'Celebration of the Word' as a class, regular liturgical assemblies, as well as celebrating Mass at school and Church.


In Year 3, children prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, we work closely with parents during this time to reinforce the important role of parents within God’s family during these special celebrations.


Throughout Key Stage Two, pupils are supported and encouraged to become mature and responsible global citizens of the 21st Century.  Their leadership roles as Mini Vinnies ensure that they promote prayer and Religious projects throughout the whole school.  Academic excellence for all our children is one of our aspirations, but we also nurture those special God given gifts which make our child unique.