St John’s Catholic Primary School and Pre-School Academy
ST JOHN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY and PRE-SCHOOL ACADEMY
Melbourne Street, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5L
Tel: (01884) 253630
Mrs Caroline James, Headteacher
Mr Simon Coombs, Chair of Governors
Our Mission Satement
And to each and to all
God entrusts a unique role,
A one and only place in the world’s story.
At St John’s Catholic Primary and Pre-school Academy, we are learning to grow into God’s family, where there are no outsiders, where all belong.
As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a well-rounded, Christian education to prepare our children for their unique contribution to the world.
About Our School
St John’s has no particular catchment area. We welcome applications from anyone who wishes to join us in our thriving, happy school.
Parents of children of all denominations and faiths, and those of no particular faith background who are willing to support our Christian ethos of caring for, and respecting others, are welcome to come and meet us to see what we offer. Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you make so we encourage a visit from prospective parents.
We are an academy, forming part of the Catholic Anglican Schools Trust (CAST). We are also members of the Tiverton Cooperative Learning Community (TCLP). As such we work closely with schools in the Plymouth Diocese and the Tiverton Primary Schools and Tiverton High School.
A word from Pope Francis ….
(Audience 12 February 2014)
“Our Catholic schools offer to all children an approach to education that has as its aim the full development of the person, which responds to the right of every person to access to knowledge.
However, they are also called upon, with full respect for the freedom of each person, to present Jesus Christ as the meaning of life, the world and history.”
From the Gospel of Saint John (10.7,11)
I tell you most solemnly,
I am the gate of the sheepfold…
I am the gate.
Anyone who enters through me will be safe.
I have come so they may have life
and have it to the full.
I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd is the one
who lays down his life for his sheep.