Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to our website, designed to keep our parents, families, parish and our wider community members in touch with all the wonderful things happening in our school.

St John Vianney’s is a larger than average Catholic primary school in the heart of Blackpool, which our children, staff, parish and governors are really proud of. The school was identified as ‘Outstanding’ in our most recent Diocesan inspection (March 2018) and Good with Outstanding Behaviour and Safety in our latest full Ofsted inspection (July 2014), confirmed once again in our latest short inspection (March 2018). A quote from this report identifies that ‘there is a strong team ethos characterised by very high expectations for all the pupils in your care’.

As a result of our excellent practice in getting children to read as soon as possible, we were chosen as one of 34 National English Hubs and now support over 50 schools across the North West in developing their reading practice. Our children and staff are used to having teachers from other schools visit our classrooms and we are proud of all that we do in school to ensure our children achieve their very best.

As a Catholic school, the teachings of Jesus Christ are central to all that we practise in school. Our mission statement, ‘Seeking Growth Together through Jesus’, recognises that education is a partnership between the child, school and home, and we place a great deal of emphasis on this partnership. Parents are welcome to come into school anytime to experience the friendly atmosphere and ethos we try so hard to nurture at St John Vianney’s. 

Dr Elaine Allen

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