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St John’s RC Primary School is a Voluntary Aided school in the Salford Diocese and is situated on the outskirts of Burnley near to Burnley General hospital.  We became a Voluntary Academy in December 2019, joining the Romero Catholic Academy Trust.

We cater for children who live in the Burnley area between the ages of four and eleven.

The original building was opened as a school in 1895. The present building was occupied in 1975.

The school is single storey and has extensive grounds including two playgrounds, trim trail, wildlife garden and an all weather pitch.

Internally there are seven permanent classrooms and two temporary classrooms. We have a large hall and gymnasium, a computer suite, nurture room and two libraries.

The school is well served by support services. We have our own Pastoral Support staff. They include our Learning Mentor; Family Liaison Manager and Pupil Mentors.

We have an Associate SENDCo, access to the school nursing team and have regular visits from our Educational Psychologist and specialist teachers.

We also have advice from the Salford Diocesan Schools Commission.

There are links with the local community through the Tenants Association, work experience schemes, Health Service, Road Safety Officer, Community Police and St John’s Parish.

We have a thriving PTFA, which provides great support for the school.