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 School Attendance, week ending 16.4.21  - Whole school 97.13%.  Top three classes:  1st - Reception, Year 3 and Year 4 (98%)

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

  • 17 Apr 2021
    St John Bosco Code of Conduct for Sports

    Please see attached notice

  • 17 Apr 2021
    School News

    Dear Parents and Carers

    The children have enjoyed an almost perfect week, weather wise, and have been able to enjoy the schools wonderful outdoor facilities. The drop off and pick up arrangements will always be problematic, however, I have been pleased with the way that parents have left the school grounds quickly and I do hope that you continue to park responsibly and of course Junior Parents are now able to use St James’ car park which can only help. The MCA have given permission for us to use that and it would certainly seem a good idea to take advantage of this offer during the lovely weather.

    As we are now moving into the next phase where society can gently begin to return to normal we are delighted to be able to offer some competitive sporting activities for our Year 6 children who have certainly missed out on what is usually a particularly memorable year. A number of local schools have agreed and feel they are in a position to offer such activities and children in Year 6 will be informed of such events in the normal manner. It is important that we continue to support our children in a safe way and for that reason we are only able to allow one parent to spectate at the current time. This includes attending any away fixtures. I am sure that you understand the reasons for this and reasons why we have continued to promote our code of conduct for sports which I shared a number of years ago and I feel is both clear, fair and based on common sense. Although this is directed at the moment at Year 6 children and families, I have nevertheless attached it to this update. I shall assume you are in agreement with its contents unless I hear from you in which case I would be happy to meet with you individually at a mutually convenient time.


    I am particularly pleased that we are finally able to offer our children in Year 6 their residential holiday which will start on Monday 17th May as instructed by HM Government. There will be more information directed at the families of our Year 6 children but I am surprised if you did not hear their collective cheers earlier this afternoon when I informed them. The looks of sheer delight on all their faces said it all.


    Can you please check your dinner accounts on Parentmail on a regular basis payments to ensure the accounts are not in arrears. Payments are due on a Friday in advance of the following week in the amount of £11.25 per week. You are welcome to pay weekly, monthly or termly.

    Dinner Menu Choices – Please ensure that your child will eat the dinners you have chosen for them as they are unable to change them as food order are sent in advance the previous week for ordering purposes. Some of the dinner choices have changed slightly since the return from the Easter Break and these were sent out via Parentmail and School App before Easter – please check the attached current menu and send any changes into school by Tuesday afternoon for collating to send to the Cook on Wednesday.

    Medication in School

    As the weather improves and the hay fever season starts, can I remind you that you cannot send any medications in with your child/children to use during the day. This includes all non-prescribed medications, creams, paracetamol, ibuprofen, cough sweets. Any prescribed medicines must be sent into school via the office and a prescribed medication form must be completed by a parent or guardian before staff can administer them to your child. The medication must also have a dispensed prescription label attached with your child’s details. School cannot administer any over the counter medications.

    Contact Details

    If you have moved house, changed your phone, disconnected your house phone or had any personal changes in the family, could you please email the school office to update the information on to update our management system.

    Can I once again thank you for your responsible behaviour and support for your children during these difficult times and I remain available should you feel I can be of any assistance.

    Yours sincerely

    Mr D MacAreavy


  • 17 Apr 2021
    Year 6 - Kingswood 2021

    Please see the attached letter.

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