St John's C of E Primary School and Nursery

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May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvellous love; 18-19 and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that we will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. 

Ephesians 3:17b – 19a.

St John’s School has been part of St Peter’s family for over 100 years, and we continue to encourage and support each other.

Originally the National School, a single story building on the St John’s Road/Nottingham Road corner.  Linked to St John’s Church, the school took this name.

St Johns before the rebuild in 1910



 Before 1910             

St Johns School 1910


                                                                                                                                    After 1910

It was rebuilt in 1910/11 and in the 1970s it moved to a new location on Laund Nook, where it currently stands and grows to accommodate an increasing number of children.  

St Johns School  After 1970s

When the school was handed to the Local Authority the Church retained foundation governors to ensure everything was done the way the original school documents said it should be.  Ever since, St Peter’s has been part of the school management.

The Vicar of St Peter’s is automatically on the Governing Body along with two Foundation Governors from our Church.   These are currently Patience Atkinson-Gregory and Rachel Kenning. 

 Anne              Patience pic for web site                 Rachel K for St Johns page

   Rev. Anne Stratton              Patience Atkinson-Gregory                        Rachel Kenning

Our role is to continue fostering strong links between Church and School, actively promote links between Church and School, promote spiritual development, alongside educational and re-enforce Christian values.

We encourage staff and children to explore and develop their faith, to ask the big questions of life, to know they are loved and valued by God, that they are equally important, unique and special, and we are all on a journey of faith and hope.

One way we do this is by advising and encouraging the school to include and implement and develop a distinctive Christian ethos and adhere to the Christian Values of its foundation status.