St John Bosco Catholic Primary School

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Why Choose Our School?

Our school is fundamentally rooted in our faith and based around our Catholic principles and values

We provide a supportive, secure and stimulating environment for all of our children. Our mission statement is that through our faith we Enjoy, Embrace, Excel. St John Bosco himself stated that it was important, ‘To be loved and know that you are loved’ and we aspire for all of our school family to know and feel this message.


Our school is one family

Every member of staff knows every single child at St John Bosco – we are a real community, where we each know the individuals who make up our school family, their age, their siblings and often their parents/carers. We promote belonging, family values and a real sense of collective unity.

We enjoy learning and celebrate our achievements as we support each other every day and aim to excel everything we do.  We aim to make every member of our school family feel loved, valued and respected.  Together in partnership with parents and the wider Church family, we seek to prepare children to live in God’s ways and thrive in the real world.


Our nurturing environment

A key aspect of our Catholic values are based around the values of Respect and Support. This means that children are encouraged to care for and support each other - a skill which they learn for life. Having this family oriented approach to our learning and play creates a wonderfully positive environment for all.


Our staff

Our team is passionate and highly committed to providing the very best for our children. We have a strong record of high academic achievement and when the time comes, pupils are successfully prepared for the next stage of their education.


Our unique location

We take full advantage of the abundance of open space, fresh air and wildlife right on our doorstep. Welly walks, nature walks, den building and mini beast discoveries are very much a part of school life!


Our Ofsted report

We are proud of our most recent Ofsted report which rated us as 'Good' (May 2017) and even prouder of the improvements we have made since this inspection.


Our Catholic Education Inspection report

We are also proud of our most recent Catholic Education Inspection report (2018) which rates us as 'Oustanding’. The inspector commented:

‘Pupils at St. John Bosco know and understand their mission and know how to live it out… Pupils show a respect for themselves and others as made in the image and likeness of God. Children’s behaviour is exemplary, they show an ability to listen, to give thanks, to forgive and be forgiven. They are also quick to congratulate and celebrate each other’s achievements.’