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 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:
2. Have opportunities to appreciate food by:
3. Have opportunities to appreciate life by:
4. Have many opportunities to develop a love for music by:
5. Have many opportunities to broaden horizons and have high life aspirations by:
6. Have many opportunities to be creative and develop a love of art by:
7. Have many opportunities to be curious about what has shaped our country and how we can shape the future by:
8. Have many opportunities to become money smart and charitable by:
9. Have many opportunities to be physical and develop a love of participating in and watching sport by:
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.