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Shine like
the star
you are

Welcome / School Vision and Values

Welcome to St John’s C of E Primary School

“Children get off to a great start at St John’s CE Primary School.” Ofsted, 2023.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We hope that you enjoy finding out more about us.

We are a small rural school located in a picturesque setting in the village of Wetley Rocks. Our school caters for children from the age of 4-11 years taught in single age classes and the majority of our pupils transfer at the age of 11 to the local High School, Moorside High School, Cellarhead.

Standards at our school are extremely high both academically and through our extra-curricular provision. Academically we are at least in line with the Local Authority and national and in most areas we are above. Through our extra-curricular provision we are committed to developing young people in many ways; all our children have the opportunity to learn the ocarina in curriculum time plus peripatetic music teachers visit school to provide violin, guitar, drum, ukulele and keyboard tuition. Our sports calendar is extremely full and our teams successfully represent their school in competitive sports throughout the year. There is an on-site Governor run Nursery and we also offer Before and After school club provision for our pupils.

Choosing the right education for your child is one of the most important things you will do for them. At St John’s we believe that education is not just a preparation for life – education is life itself! We are extremely proud of all of our children and our committed, caring and talented staff enjoy working with them each day helping them to flourish. Why not visit us and see for yourself our school in action. You will always be made very welcome.

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Registered Address: The Green Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1E

St. John’s Vision and Values

“Shine like the star you are.”

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl, instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

Our Vision:

To develop within ourselves an understanding of what is right and fair, and to have the strength to face challenges and do the right thing. To be people of hope.

To celebrate individuality, and to respect ourselves, others and the world in which we live. To be the best we can be.

Our SHINE Values:

Strength: have the strength to stand up for what is right. Be a courageous advocate.

Hope: to be people of hope. Have hope when times are dark and difficult. Keep positive and be resilient – there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Individuality: embrace and celebrate our differences. God made us all unique and this is a very special thing.

Nurture (kindness / love / compassion / respect): cherish, care for, encourage and protect everything in God’s world – including yourself.

Excel: fulfil your God given potential; be the best you can be. Shine like the star you are.

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