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 Catholic school, the teachings of Jesus Christ are central to all that we practise in school. We are proud to say that this year we have over 80 children participating in both the Holy Eucharist and Sacrament of Reconciliation programmes and over 20 children being Confirmed. We have also had 9 of our children recently baptised in Year 3, showing it is never too late to do this.

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. We have a Parent Focus Group, which meets on the last working Wednesday of the month and an active PTFA. For more information, please go to Parents - LPPA on the website.  If you would like to become even more involved in the school, please feel free to join either of these groups. Your support would be appreciated.

Mrs Allen