School will be closed on Tuesday (5 January 2021) to all children in all year groups.  School will be open on Wednesday (6 January 2021) for vulnerable children and key workers.  

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our school website.

St John Bosco Catholic Primary School is a particularly good school with hardworking, committed and fun loving staff.  We place great importance on the personal skills of all within the school and are fully inclusive and imaginative in our teaching methods.

We use a wide variety of teaching strategies to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by state-of-the-art IT facilities and support the teaching of the arts, sports and basic core skills as well as modern foreign languages, citizenship and community values.  Not forgetting an endless number of sports and after school activities.

We offer breakfast facilities and a wide range of after school activities including sport clubs during holiday time based at the school.  We also offer after school clubs in partnership with KID-ZONE, which is proving a most popular support for working parents.

We are delighted to welcome you and your child to our school as prospective members of a community where the Gospel values of the Catholic faith underpin our efforts to provide a quality education for all.

We are proud of our school with its happy and caring atmosphere and its tradition of hard work, academic achievement, sporting success and community involvement.  We look forward to working with you as a family, welcoming and valuing your contribution to the education of your child as well as offering you the very best of our professional skills and expertise along with a high quality of pastoral support and care.

We are a growing family school and it is our aim that you get to know our routines and us quickly. Every member of staff, teaching and non-teaching, is more than happy to help you in any way possible.  Please be confident to ask any of us for help if you have concerns, even if they seem trivial.  No problems are either too big or too small for us to tackle together - please ask.

On behalf of the Governors, staff and myself, I am pleased to welcome you to St John Bosco Catholic Primary School.

Mr D MacAreavy


Latest Newsletters

  • 26 Feb 2021
    Returning to School - 8th March 2021

    Dear Parents and Carers

    I am sure that we are all looking forward to our children returning to school on Monday 8th March. As a school we have continued to maintain as high levels of safety as is possible and I very much appreciate your contribution towards this and the local infection rate bears this out as it approaches 100. We must maintain our current practices to reduce the chance of me having to send a whole class home for a school week should a member of that group test positive. We have largely returned to our arrangements which proved so successful prior to this lock down and it is my intention to continue in this manner with your support until we can hopefully return to a more normal society sometime after Easter.

    Please find the attached document which outlines our arrangements for the full return on 8th March. Mr Mainwaring and I have removed what we consider unnecessary advice, but you may refer to this in earlier documents, as it still applies. I shall add any detail next week that I feel appropriate and helpful but I can inform you that as of 8th March Breakfast Club and Kidzone After-School Club (please make bookings through them - see contact details in document) will resume as normal.

    We shall also be providing an after school sports activity for each class when we return and I shall share these details with you next week, as we make final adjustments. I am however delighted to be able to let the children in Year 4 know that their swimming lessons will resume on Wednesday 10th March. I am more than happy with the safety arrangements that the management at the Meadows Baths have put in place and shall attend with the children on their first visit.

    I hope that you find the updated documentation both clear and helpful, but should you require any clarification and indeed any help throughout the coming week you know where I am, and I will be more than happy to help in any way that I can.

    Can I please remind all adults that wearing a face covering/mask is compulsory when entering school premises and I thank you for not bringing pet dogs on to the school grounds particularly at the end of the schools day.

    I wish you an enjoyable weekend as the weather continues to improve and would like to thank you all for your continued support and kind comments which are much appreciated and shared throughout the staff.

    Yours sincerely

    Mr D MacAreavy


  • 03 Feb 2021
    Letter from Sefton Council

    South African Variant of Covid 19.

    Please see the attached letter for details.

  • 23 Jan 2021
    Parent online Drop in Clinic

    Dear Parents and Carers

    I have attached a letter regarding our virtual drop in clinic for Friday 29th January.

    If you need to contact me my working hours are Tuesday to Friday 8-4.

    Yours sincerely

    R Swanson

    School Nurse


    These details have also been posted on the school website under Parents, Recent Events.

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