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Welcome To

St John The Baptist Primary School

Headteacher's Welcome

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

Welcome to St John's, a school where staff truly care, children come first and we know our families well.

This website introduces you to our outstanding school, a place where educating today's child for tomorrow's world is at the heart of everything we do. We offer all the advantages of a larger setting but within our smaller families of nursery, 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'. We believe that every person is an individual and our staff work hard to inspire all in reaching their full potential and becoming the "best versions of themselves". We empower our children to flourish academically and creatively, encompassing the arts, music and sports. This is achieved with a 'Thrive' approach to learning and our inspirational staff and super children, who work together with suppportive parents, governors, parish and local community to make learning challenging, accessible and most of all fun. In addition, we offer a wide variety of exciting opportunities for learning outside the classroom including residentail trips, active outdoor provision and forest school activities. We also have lots of great after school clubs too! We hope that you enjoy sharing in what our school is all about and find what you are looking for, whether you are a parent, carer, pupil, member of staff, friend of the school or a visitor. We know that choosing a school for your child is a really important decision so if you need anything further or just want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us, our friendly staff will be more than happy to help.

St John's, a school family where little learners think big!

Antoinette Drinkhill (Executive Headteacher)

Contact Us

St John the Baptist Primary School

High St, Penistone, Sheffield S36 6BS

Infant Site:

Chapelfield Lane, Penistone S36 6FS


Tel: 01226 762496 | Fax: 01226 766623

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