Headteacher’s Welcome

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you. Thank you for visiting our website, I hope you find it is full of useful information that will support you and your child’s journey during your time at St John Vianney’s.

St John Vianney’s school is very close to my heart as my parents were married in the Church hall and my siblings all attended the school and currently so does my son. It is a privilege and honour to lead a school that has such dedicated Staff, Governors, Parish and Parents that work together to ensure that school is a caring and happy place for your child to attend.

Our motto is ‘Seeking Growth Together through Jesus’, this summarises our mission as a school. It is very important that we use our faith and Jesus as our role model to develop our children to reach their full potential. I am passionate about providing a rich, vibrant, and inclusive education for all our children and want to instil a love of learning that will stay with them forever.

As a Catholic school our ethos is based on love, respect and forgiveness and we recognise each child as a unique individual and ensure that our curriculum allows opportunities to discover and develop their talents.

I am blessed with a staff team that are inspirational educators and we all work together to ensure that your child feels welcome and loved.

As an English Hub reading is at the heart of all we do, we have designed our curriculum to be text rich so that we can engage and immerse our children in reading. Our teachers are incredibly skilled at signposting children to explore new authors and genres that can transport them to many different worlds. It is equally important that we ensure that oracy skills are embedded throughout the curriculum as I believe that children need to be able to articulate their thoughts and feelings and become excellent communicators in the future.

We work hard to fundraise so that we can provide opportunities for all our children to attend extra-curricular events and trips, as we know that this is not only where memories are made but can open up their eyes to life beyond School and Blackpool.

I look forward to working in partnership with you all and I’m excited to watch your children flourish into caring and compassionate young people.


Mrs Clare Evans


As a Catholic school our ethos is based on love, respect and forgiveness…