Love 'love your neighbour as yourself' Jesus
Forgiveness 'without forgiveness, there is no future' Desmond Tutu
Honesty 'no legacy is so rich as honesty' William Shakespeare
Kindness 'be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle' Plato
Faithulness 'we are called upon not to be successful but to be faithful' Mother Teresa
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Thinking of starting school?  Open House show rounds for prospective EYFS and Nursery parents on 4th October and 21st November. Please e-mail or phone the Infant site to book. You can also look at our virtual visits on the Website

We are the best versions of ourselves because 'I can do everything through Him who gives me strength' Philippians 4:13 

A very warm welcome to our website!  I hope it will provide you with a good insight into our vibrant, happy and outstanding school. St John's is a thriving community that aims high.  We are fully committed to ensuring that all children reach their potential and have plenty of opportunities to 'Strive for Excellence'.  We model what excellence looks like across our curriculum and celebrate the outcomes and achievements of our wonderful pupils. We continually work hard to ensure that our families feel part of this important journey, a journey where educating today's child for tomorrow's world is at the heart of everything we do. 


We offer the advantages of expertise and specialisms found in larger schools, but within our smaller families of Early Years, Infants and Juniors. This ensures that every child is known, deeply cared for and helped to flourish. We know that the two lasting gifts we can give our children are roots and wings and I am very proud to say that these are nurtured in a safe and happy school where children thrive though ambition and faith built upon our core Christian values of  'Love, Kindness, Honesty, Faithfulness and Forgiveness'.

Our high expectations, emphasis on reading fluency, innovative curriculum  and distinct approach to learning make us a great school for children to thrive and achieve.  As children become citizens of the future, we actively promote independence, confidence and teamwork.

Our curriculum is carefully designed, implemented and reviewed to ensure that our core values are LIVED through everything that we do both within our school and across the wider community.  We strive for excellence on a daily basis to ensure children are responsible, resilient, knowledgeable and articulate, ready as they leave each stage for their next chapter.

We believe that every person is an individual and our staff work hard to inspire all in becoming the "Best versions of themselves". 

Lesley Sullivan (Executive Headteacher)

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St John The Baptist Primary School
High Street, Penistone, Sheffield S36 6BS

Infant Site:

Chapelfield Lane, Penistone S36 6FS