It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to John Cross Cof E Primary School's website. The website is constantly being added to and is currently undergoing an update. Whether you are a current parent / child or a prospective parent looking for the right school for your child, I hope you find your visit both interesting and informative.
Our latest news page will keep you up to date of any upcoming events, as well as our regular newsletters that go home on Fridays.
Our class pages bring you news about topic work and information happening in each class.
We have school policies available to read and download if needed, whilst others can be requested from the school office.
Having taken up the post of head teacher at John Cross in September 2015, I am extremely proud and excited to have joined a wonderful school. At John Cross there is a strong family feel to the school, with the children, staff and parents all working together to provide the best start possible for your child. In the recent Ofsted inspection in January 2018, the school maintained a 'good' rating, and the church school inspection by SIAMS rated us as 'outstanding' in May 2016. Children are clearly happy and enjoy their learning at our school. We have a committed staff of teachers and teaching assistants who strive to provide exciting and stimulating learning opportunities for every child. Alongside this we provide a broad and varied curriculum with themed days and weeks, nativities and productions, a variety of clubs, educational visits and visitors.
As a Church of England Primary School we are very proud of our links with Saint Hilda's church, with children taking part in services throughout the year, whilst our new vicar Gary Whittaker also visits school to lead worships. This gives our school a distinctly Christian character and a good starting point for the children to develop strong Christian values and morals along side their academic learning. Our motto is 'Believe and Achieve'.
We currently have 59 children on roll in 3 mixed aged registration classes. With our class teachers working along side skilled teaching assistants , children have a personalised learning experience in small groups allowing each child the support they need.
I currently have plans to further develop our outdoor and eco-areas to compliment the excellent Early Years outdoor area completed in May 2016. This will add to the stimulating outdoor learning environment which includes a lovely woodland trail, playground, garden orchard and recent new raised vegetable beds already in place.
Also from September 2017, Cock Robin Pre-school is now part of John Cross, with a room refurbishment and purchase of quality resources having taken place over the Summer holidays. This has enabled us to take children from the age of two, providing pre-school provision and wrap around care.
I hope you enjoy visiting our website and if you need any extra information or would like to visit the school and discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.