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Welcome to St John’s CE Primary School.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe and happy environment that we know is essential in order that each child can reach their full learning potential.

There is a friendly and purposeful atmosphere within our school, where our staff and children work hard to achieve their best within a caring community.

New starters for September 2022:

We are now booking places for tours of the school. To book a place on a tour, please call the school office on 01422 822596.

To provide prospective parents with a flavour of the school we have made a virtual tour for you to watch. Please click link below:

Covid 19

We are delighted to have the whole school back together again! Remember if your child or anyone in your household displays Covid-19 symptoms:

  • a raised temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • loss/change of smell/taste

then children should not come to school.

The following guide may help: COVID-19 guide for families




Welcome message from Mrs Wasyliw, Headteacher

As headteacher, I would like to thank you for your visit and hope you enjoy viewing the many pages we have on offer.

As well as finding out about our wonderful school, you will be able to catch up on all the latest news and developments within our community.

You can also find out about St John’s varied and creative curriculum, our policies, the latest prospectus, Ofsted (2019) report, SIAMS (2020) inspection and other school related information.

The Vision of St John’s CE Primary School, Rishworth

Matthew 5:16 (NRSV)

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father in heaven.”

Following Matthew 5:16, people shine through success, honesty, independence, neighbourliness and enjoyment. We believe children learn best when they’re happy and have the confidence to respond to challenges, within a caring Christian environment where adults lead by example. We value the partnership with families and the community whilst striving to give our best.

The School’s Aims are:

¨To maximise the academic attainment of each child

¨To maximise the personal, social, spiritual and physical development of each child

The pupils, staff, parents and governors of St John’s have worked together to create our core values:

Success. We aim to provide excellent learning opportunities to ensure the best possible progress and attainment for all children whatever their needs and abilities.

Honesty. We aim to develop children’s understanding of the importance of honesty in all relationships and as part of self-reflection in a Christian environment.

Independence. We aim to develop the self- confidence in all our children that enables them to think and work independently, so striving for excellence in all areas of the curriculum.

Neighbourliness. We aim to ensure that every child becomes a compassionate and respectful member of the school, local, national and global communities.

Enjoyment. We aim to be a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where children have exciting and creative learning experiences that help develop an enjoyment and love of learning.

Ofsted Feedback (February 2019)

“A happy and caring school where pupils and staff thrive.”

“Pupils’ progress is typically strong in all key stages.”

“Pupils are kind and respectful of each other and are proud of the different responsibilities they can have in school.”

“Parents say that staff are approachable and ‘cherish’ their children.”

Read our Ofsted report here-St John’s Primary In Rishworth Ofsted February 2019

SIAMS Feedback (January 2020)

“St John’s Primary School is harmonious and nurturing. It ensures that pupils make the academic, social and emotional progress that enables them to flourish and be resilient and aspirational for their futures.”

“Pupils shine in their learning” and “demonstrate exemplary behaviour and leadership.”

Read full SIAMS report


HELPLINES FOR CHILDREN: If you are experiencing any kind of bullying or something else is worrying you please speak to an adult you trust. You can also talk to Childline or CEOP at any time.

Click link for more information and numbers to call

Childline, on the phone anytime

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Wellbeing at St John’s