St John's C of E Primary School and Nursery
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.
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.
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.
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.