One family in Christ


We provide a warm, welcoming and challenging environment in which children can develop their skills and enjoy their learning. We ensure that learning activities are matched to the needs of individual pupils, and we have a great deal of adult support in each class in order to ensure that pupils make excellent progress.

Our mission statement says that we are one family, working together and aiming high. We go to Mass at St John the Baptist Church with Father Michael, we have assemblies and prayer sessions each day in class, and our GIFT team help to set a good example of following Christ's message.

If you wish to visit the school prior to your child starting at St John's, please contact the school office to arrange a suitable time - you will receive a very warm welcome!

Michael Unsworth

Important Information for Parents and Carers

Department of Education : Coronavirus Helpline

On the 2nd March 2020, the DfE launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.  Staff, parents/carers and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The DfE advises: 'No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.'

Where to find the latest information :

Updates on COVID-19:


Guidence for educational settings:


Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:



We have soap available to wash your hands in the Reception area at the school office - please feel free to use


Information on upcoming school trips and key dates!

           Please take note that the school holidays are different this year, we have one week off at Easter and

          two weeks off in May. You can find the exact dates on the website or ask at the School Office

May Bank Holiday this year is on Friday 8th May

  • Year 6: Robinwood Activity Holiday 26th - 28th June 2020 : there are still some places left, please contact the office for more details. Deposit payable of £20 please

  • Year 4 and Year 5: Trip to see Billionaire Boy in Manchester in July 2020, payment due now to secure places



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St John's RC Primary School

Ann Street, Rochdale, Lancashire OL11 1EZ

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