St John's Roman Catholic Primary School


Ann Street, Rochdale, Lancashire OL11 1EZ

01706 647195


St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School is commited to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Welcome to St. John the Baptist RC Primary School website.

I hope it helps you to find all the information you need about the school. Please see my full welcome on "Our School" page.

Michael Unsworth, Head Teacher


If you have a concern about the schools data protection practice, you can contact our Data Protection Officer on DPOSchools@Rochdale.Gov.UK 

Please click on this link to read our Data Privacy Notice


Our brand new athletics track with solar powered stop watch, monkey bars and up and over bars was officially opened by Mayor Mohammed Zaman on 4 June.

The Mayor said "I feel great to have had the honour and opportunity of opening the newly completed running track at your school".

"What a marvellous job you have done. It was good to see smiles and pleasure on the children's faces."


Continuing our theme of God’s Creations and helping children to be aware of our environment, we have had a beautiful fish tank installed.

Below: Our Eco team are pictured in front of the tank, unfortunately the fish are hiding under the stones! 



We have been celebrating God’s creations by looking at rock pools and the creatures we find there – starfish, crabs, urchins, etc. - in preparation of the installation of an aquarium outside our collective worship area.

Children enjoyed the experience of holding and learning about how the creatures survive in the sea.


Join us for a joyful celebration of our faith with

John Burland – educator and composer –

at 1.15pm on Friday 6 July in the school hall.



FAMILY LANGUAGE COURSE - every Tuesday morning for 5 weeks starting on Tuesday12 June to 10 July 2018

The course is designed to help with a range of everyday challenges from basic conversations, completing forms and helping to support your child’s learning. This course will help build your confidence when communicating in your day to day life.

The course will cover the following subjects:

Week 1 Looking at a variety of forms to understand the common phrases.

Week 2 Talking to school staff in daily and special situations.

Week 3 The meaning of a good home/school partnership.

Week 4 Learn the importance of your role as a parent in helping your child at home.

Week 5 Understanding how and when to contact the school, and a range of professionals.

Please call to the school office for more information and to book your place and attend our coffee morning on 5 June to learn more about the course.



Year 6 class photo 4 June

Year 1 and Year2 school trip to Jodrell Bank 11 June

Year 6 Theatre trip 22 June 

Year 1 and Year 4 Halle Concert 26 June

Hope 1 and 2 Trip to Chester Zoo 20 July


Half term

Half term ends on Friday 25 May and will re-open on Monday 4 June.

Inset day

School will be closed for pupils on Monday 16 July for one day only.

End of school year

Term ends on Tuesday 24 July and re-opens on Tuesday 4 September (new school year).

 FUNDRAISING for CAFOD and                    ST. JOSEPH'S PENNY

Thank you for your fabulous entries for the Easter Egg decorating competition (please click this link to see 27 April newsletter for results). All money collected for the egg hunt and decorating competition will be donated to CAFOD.

Thank you for returning the collection boxes for St. Joseph's Penny.

As soon as these donations have been counted, we will let you know how much you have donated for the two causes. 


The School Crossing Patrol Service has various vacant points within the borough which need to be filled.  They are holding a recruitment fair which is being hosted by facilities management on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at Rochdale Town hall.  It would be a good opportunity for potential applicants to go along and apply to become a School Crossing Patrol and also find out what the job entails and ask any questions.



Children have really engaged with the Rock Star Times Tables, and after one week there are 38 Rock Stars and Rock Legends.

They each received a reward certificate in our Friday celebration assembly.

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