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 School Attendance, week ending 17.12.21  - Whole school 90.13%.  Top three classes:  1st - Year 1 (96.10%),   2nd -  Year 5 (95.75%),   3rd - Year 3 (94%).

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

  • 21 Jan 2022
    First Holy Communion Information

    Dear Parents and Carers

    Please find attached information letter from Fr Grant regarding this year's Holy Communions

    Yours sincerely

    Mr D MacAreavy - Headteacher

  • 20 Jan 2022
    Children's University Passports

    Dear Parents and Carers

    In case you haven't had a flyer from your class, please see the information attached to inform you of how Children's University Passports work.

    Kind regards


  • 15 Jan 2022
    Newsletter - Friday 14th January 2022

    As the children are now fully settled into busy school life I am pleased that the measures that have been put in place seem to be working. As I mentioned last week we need our teachers in school to teacher your children and as a result of our sensible approach all staff are currently fit and well and this is clearly having a very positive impact on the children’s learning. I am pleased to report that our attendance this week is currently approximately 95% with a few children absent for a variety of illnesses. I have been in each class throughout the week as well as helping with lunchtime duties and the children’s attitude towards their learning is most impressive and as this continues throughout what we hope will be a normal year, their knowledge and skills will be further embedded. We have enjoyed relatively pleasant weather and children have been able to play out and take full advantage of our PE Provision. The rest of this newsletter takes the form of general information, some of which maybe specific to a year group. I have planned the after-school clubs with Mr Parry and they will be attached to this newsletter. Can I continue to thank you for supporting the school as we move into what we hope will be a better year for all our children.

    Kidzone – Kidzone have informed us that they are no longer able to provide the after-school arrangements. I can inform you that school will now take charge of the after-school club and will be called STJBKidzone. We welcome the existing staff Wendy and Kirsty as they will now join our school team. I am very much looking forward to developing this facility with them and the current arrangements will remain in place with school officially taking responsibility after half term. We shall contact you with specific details of email and phone number contacts to be used when booking after half term. We shall also forward payment details which are to be made via Iris Parentmail. All details about our after-school provision will be sent to you in a letter that should enable you to access this facility should you wish to.

    Year 4 First Holy Communions – Fr Grant has asked me to inform you that First Holy Communions will take place in April and May and that he will send you a letter outlining the arrangements next week.

    Parking Issues – A number of neighbours have complained that cars are blocking their driveways and obscuring their vision making it difficult for them to see. Please be respectful of this and refrain from parking on the corners of roads.

    Dinner Money and Breakfast Club – Please keep an eye on your accounts for School Dinners and Breakfast Club. Payments should not be paid in arrears – if your account becomes too outstanding you may be asked to withdraw your children from either dinners or breakfast club and your debts could be forwarded to Sefton Debtors for recovery. If you have any issues please discuss these with either the school office or Mr MacAreavy.

    Children’s University Passports – As we are hopeful for a more normal year ahead, we are once again pleased to be a part of the Children’s University Programme. All after school and lunchtime activities are awarded credits to your children which are added up during their time in the infants and again in the juniors. Children who qualify with enough credits are then invited to attend a graduation ceremony when they are in Year 2 and again Year 6 at Edge Hill University. In the past children have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and I want to give you all the same opportunity for your children.

    Some children in the Junior Classes already have a passport, but for the infants and those in the juniors who do not have a passport, you are asked to contribute £3.00 which will last them for their duration at St John Bosco Primary School.

    Please email the school office to order a Passport, an invoice will be raised on Iris Parentmail and once payment has been cleared, a passport will be sent to your child’s class.

    There are many activity centre’s and events including museums that award credits, just ask or look out for the Children’s University Logo.

    Once again, I thank you for your continued support and really hope that we can move back to our full provision as the year unfolds.

    I wish you all a happy and peaceful weekend.

    Yours sincerely

    Mr D MacAreavy - Headteacher

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