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St. Michael and St. John's is a Roman Catholic Primary School provided by the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by Local Authority (LA) as a Voluntary Aided School. We are located in the heart of Clitheroe and serve the families of the town and surrounding villages. Priority for admission to the school is given to Roman Catholic children as the school is part of the Salford Diocese Network of Catholic Schools. The school Admission Policy sets out the criteria for admission to the school and is used for all admissions, particularly in the event of oversubscription.
The School is organised into seven teaching groups from Foundation Stage through to Year 6. There are approximately 190 children in the school with an average class size of 30 pupils. The class-teachers are supported by teaching assistants with further support provided for those children who may have an additional learning need.
In January 2016 we reviewed our mission statement following consultation with children, staff, parents and governors. Our mission statement is
Following the example of Jesus, together we learn, love and respect one another to be the best we can be.
Learn... We encourage our children to achieve their true potential and to take full advantage of all opportunities offered to equip them for their spiritual and educational journey.
Love… We believe that each child is a unique creation belonging to God and made in His image. We want our children to recognise this, as they develop their self-esteem and build relationships.
Respect… We support our children in appreciating their individual talents and in valuing the gifts given to others. We encourage the children to recognise that they are all equally valued within school and the wider community.
With faith at the heart of our curriculum at St. Michael & St. John’s, we will appreciate, understand and utilise the diverse culture, history and geography of our unique environment. We will prepare our children through memorable experiences for their role, in an ever changing society.
The school website contains most of the information you will need concerning the school. However, it is still possible to download the school Prospectus which provides the information at a glance.
The Prospectus contains information relating to the day to day questions you may have when your child starts school. It also contains information about the Pupil Premium allocation in the school budget which is used to ensure access to the full curriculum for all children irrespective of their personal circumstances.
The school was last inspected by OFSTED in April 2015 and by Salford Religious Inspectors in March 2016 . You are able to read the Ofsted Report and Religious Inspection Report by following this link.