Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to St John’s CE Primary School, a two-form entry school in Sparkhill, Birmingham. When children enter our school, they join “the St John’s family” where everyone is welcomed and accepted for being themselves.

We believe that every child is made in the image of God, and as such, is special. All children are different and we want them to appreciate their uniqueness and the uniqueness of others. We don’t want our children to try to be the same; we want them to be happy to be themselves. We encourage self-esteem and confidence in a caring, family environment.

We believe that it is our job to help all children find their gifts and the confidence to be able to shine. We want each child to grow academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually and we believe we can achieve this through creating a learning environment that is happy, calm and safe. As a Church school, we enable children to grow in, and reflect on, their own faith -no matter what that may be- and to respect the beliefs and opinions of others.

We want to support every child to become the best version of themselves, and to grow into confident life-long learners who understand that people are the same, but different. We teach them to “reach for the stars”. We want them to leave our school with strong values that will enable them to make their communities better places in which to live and work. We work with community groups, governors and most importantly, parents in order to give our children the best start to their education journey.

We equip our children with respect, forgiveness, empathy and an understanding of right and wrong. In the words of Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Our children are the world’s future and we believe they will make it a good one.

Mrs Carolyn Seymour

Headteacher