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St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School

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

School Information

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. It will help you to know more about the life and 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 life of our school is 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.

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

We have a committed Governing Body working alongside our staff team, all of whom have a shared vision for our school's direction and future.

St John the Baptist Catholic 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. We provide a welcoming, secure and effective learning environment. On a walk around the school you can sense a calm, positive atmosphere and witness purposeful learning taking place. Our children love learning!

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

Ian 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.