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Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, proud to be part of Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Multi Academy Company.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope it will help you to find out more about the life, ethos and important work of our school.

At St. John’s we are very proud of our caring reputation built on service to the Smith’s Wood parish and wider community. The key intentions and daily life of our school are centred upon our mission statement:

‘We will prepare the way by loving, living and learning with the Lord’

As a Catholic school we pride ourselves on the positive ethos we create; each child is recognised and respected and their contribution is valued and rewarded. To support our school aims we have a strong spiritual life celebrated in prayers, liturgy and through the regular celebration of Mass. We are strongly influenced by Catholic School Virtues, Catholic Social Teaching and base our Behaviour Policy on the perfect example of Jesus Christ.

As a member of Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Multi Academy Company, we work closely with 12 other schools, based locally in Solihull, Birmingham and Warwickshire. As a group we share the same drive to promote a strong Catholic education; providing outstanding opportunities for children aged from two to eighteen years of age. We benefit from the shared expertise of outstanding leadership and over seven hundred experienced members of staff. As a recently formed multi-academy, we see many exciting opportunities ahead as we work together, collectively following our mission:

‘Strong in Faith’

Our school is based on a lovely site with substantial grounds that include a large playing field, two playgrounds, a forest area, a prayer garden, an allotment and additional outdoor learning areas

We have a committed local governing body working alongside our staff team, all of whom have a shared vision for our school's ambitious direction and future.

St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School offers challenging, creative and enriching experiences. Our children are taught the learning skills they will need to become responsible and responsive citizens of the future. Our bespoke curriculum is planned to encourage ambition and aspirational thinking for all of our children, as we strive to identify and nurture each of their God-given gifts and talents.

We aim to prepare our children for a successful life in the future, as such we invest in technology to ensure they have the best possible opportunities. The wide variety of activities offered in our curriculum, through our Mission Weeks and themed days are regularly shared on Twitter and in our weekly newsletters, so you can sense the fun and enthusiasm felt in school.

We provide a welcoming, secure and effective learning environment. On a walk around our school you can sense a calm, positive atmosphere and witness purposeful learning taking place. We aim to foster resilience, tolerance, kindness and a lifelong love of learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our school and multi-academy family.

Mr. I Gallagher
Head teacher

Contact Information:

St. John the Baptist Catholic Primary School
Arran Way,
Smith's Wood,
B36 0QE

Tel: 0121 770 1892

If you have any queries regarding our school, please contact Mr I. Gallagher, via our school office.

Our SENCO is Mrs S. Drust, please contact her via our school office.