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School Information

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 the "Our School" page.

Michael Unsworth

 Head Teacher


Important note

Unauthorised leave in term time could result in a penalty notice being issued.

These penalties are per parent per child, which means that both parents can be fined for each child – a mother and father taking two children out of school in term time could be fined £60 each for each child, making a total fine of £240 if paid within 21 days, or a total of £480 if paid after 21 days.

Every day in school is important for your child.



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


Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a penalty notice for unauthorised leave, the Education Welfare Service in Rochdale will now also be issuing penalty notice for unauthorised leave in term time. The parents of any child missing ten sessions (five school days) due to unauthorised leave (for example, family holidays) in term time will be issued with a penalty notice.

Attendance for week ending 2 February was 96% which is an improvement. Punctuality was better, but we still need zero number of children coming to school late unless extreme circumstances prevent this.


If anyone requires copies of our curriculum or policies, please contact the school office, who will be happy to provide them free of charge.

Please take a look at our school menu. We rotate the menu every three weeks. Our food is home made, fresh and nutritious



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