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St John’s RC Primary School is situated on the outskirts of Burnley near to Burnley General hospital.  We are part of the Salford Diocese and from 1st December 2019 have become a Voluntary Academy, part of the Romero Catholic 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 an outdoor Sacred Space, two playgrounds, trim trail, wildlife garden and an all weather pitch.

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

The faith-life of our school guides everything we do and we are extremely well supported by regular visits from our Parish Priest Fr David Feathersone.  We have a Pupil Chaplaincy Team and Mini-Vinnies Team who actively help to lead our faith-life.

Details of our curriculum can be found in the section ‘Curriculum’ – if you would like further details, please contact our office to speak to your child’s class teacher.

Our School Council meets monthly with representatives from each class.  Our Parent Council meets termly too.

The school is well served by support services. We have our own Pastoral Support staff. They are Learning Mentor, Behaviour Support Worker and Family Learning Leader.

We have our own dedicated school nurse and have regular visits from the Educational Psychologist and specialist teachers.

We also have advice and courses provided by Lancashire Authority and the Salford Diocesan Schools Commission.

There are strong links with the local community through St John’s Parish; the St Vincent de Paul Society; work experience and teacher training schemes; the Health Service; Children’s Social Care and the Community Police.

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