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Our Vision and Values

Our church school, through its Christian values and nurturing approach aspires to be a community of grace and one that ‘glows in the dark’ through the overflow of God’s love. We seek to empower our children and staff to do justice, love mercifully and achieve great things – hearts and minds connected.


Our values are at the core of everything we do. They stem from our school vision which is deeply rooted in a Christian narrative. 


Our Christian vision is summarised by the Bible passage from Micah 6:8

"The Lord has told you what is good.

He has told you what he wants from you:

Do what is right to other people.

Love being kind to others.

And live humbly, trusting your God.


Our associated values underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

Church Schools are regularly inspected to judge how the school's Christian vision enables everyone to flourish. Our last inspection was 07th March 2019 and we were judged Excellent in all areas. Here is our most recent inspection report:

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.

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