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Our School Charter

Formally known as St. John's C.E. Infant School, we have a long, proven tradition of educating children and young people in the Leigh area.  Having originally opened in 1889 as an Infant School, St. John's has flourished into an 'outstanding' (OFSTED 2009) modern educational setting.


In September 2016, after an extensive building programme and much refurbishment, St. John's C.E. Infant School became formally known as Leigh St. John's C.E. Primary School.  This means that rather than changing schools at the end of year two, pupils will be taught in one place until they move on to high school.  


Emma Lightfoot, headteacher said: "The beauty of this new arrangement is that children don't have to go through that break in their education at the end of Y2. They get the continuity and consistency throughout their learning journey which, in turn, can only support effective learning outcomes for all children. It's a huge thing to happen to us, to change the organisation and the form of school that we have all known and loved for some time.  It's a massive change but it's a positive and exciting change which is needed to reflect the times."


Our brand new logo and school uniform, which have been selected with the help of children and families, symbolise the beginning of a new era. 



Today our school is still characterised by its distinctive Christian Foundation and our Mission Statement encompasses our beliefs about how we should live our lives and how we should instill in our children core moral values.


Our School Mission Statement
As a Church of England School, we will provide the framework for children to develop within a Christian community, to their full potential.
We will provide the environment to enable the children to acquire and display:


​A respect for others and themselves.

A respect for personal property.

Courtesy when dealing with others.

Self discipline to work co-operatively.


"St John's is outstanding in all areas of its work.  Pupils receive the very best of starts in their education.  Parents know this and typically say how much they appreciate the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the exceptional levels of care for their children and the fact that the school constantly involves them as valued partners in their children's learning.  The excellent care, guidance and support provided for pupils leads to their outstanding personal development and well-being." Ofsted 2009.



Our School Charter

 In addition to our normal school curriculum, we promise during your child’s time at St John’s they will:


1. Have many opportunities to appreciate the beautiful world around us by:

  • Feeling sand between their toes and building a sand castle
  • Paddling in the sea
  • Conker picking in the woods
  • Splashing in puddles
  • Digging in mud
  • Hunting for bugs
  • Skimming a stone
  • Playing in the rain
  • Playing in the snow
  • Using a map


2. Have opportunities to appreciate food by:

  • Growing and eating their own food
  • Cooking food for you to eat


3. Have opportunities to appreciate life by:

  • Watching life develop
  • Caring for an animal
  • Tending to a plant


4. Have many opportunities to develop a love for music by:

  • Listening to an orchestra
  • Experiencing live music on stage
  • Playing a musical instrument
  • Watching a show


5. Have many opportunities to broaden horizons and have high life aspirations by:

  • Enjoying a school residential for more than 1 night
  • Visiting another school and a university
  • Visiting businesses
  • Meeting successful people
  • Visiting a significant city
  • Experiencing trips every term
  • Enjoying many interesting visitors to school
  • Meeting a famous person who has achieved great things
  • Speaking another language


6. Have many opportunities to be creative and develop a love of art by:

  • Visiting a gallery
  • Being creative with ‘real’ Artists
  • Visiting a special exhibition
  • Developing a gallery for others to enjoy


7. Have many opportunities to be curious about what has shaped our country and how we can shape the future by:

  • Experiencing local history
  • Experiencing British history
  • Reducing, recycling and reusing
  • Understanding different faiths and visiting other places of worship
  • Learning basic first aid
  • Learning how to create a positive digital footprint


8. Have many opportunities to become money smart and charitable by:

  • Experiencing enterprise and managing money through making and selling
  • Having fun raising money for school
  • Understanding the work of charities and raising money for them


9. Have many opportunities to be physical and develop a love of participating in and watching sport by:

  • Learning to swim
  • watching a live professional sports event/match
  • Participating in competitions
  • Experiencing a wide variety of sporting after school clubs
  • Meet a professional sports person 
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