We are delighted to announce that our recent Ofsted inspection (September 2023) was rated GOOD, with OUTSTANDING in Early Years.


Welcome to St. John the Baptist C of E Primary School. Our website gives prospective parents an insight into life in our school, whilst providing parents of our current children with useful information and resources to enable us to work well together.

We work hard to provide an education that develops each child's individual skills based on high quality teaching along with creative learning both in class and outdoors. Our school is founded on a strong Christian ethos of mutual respect, care and trust. Our three core values of Respect, Honesty and Resilience underpin all of our work and our beliefs. This all contributes to the sense of "Family" felt throughout the whole school community.

We know that children learn best when they are in a safe and secure environment where they feel valued. Therefore, we value the relationship between the school, parents and the whole local community. We want to work closely with you to ensure that your child is happy in school and achieves his/her full potential. As well as pursuing academic excellence, we work hard to help all the children in our care grow and flourish as confident individuals with high aspirations and a lifelong love of learning.

Inevitably, a website can only give a snap shot of a school and we would encourage you to make an appointment to come and visit us, so you can see our very special village school in action. I would be delighted to show you around and provide you with a chance to talk to our staff, meet our children and view the environment in which we learn.

Jane Sharrock

Quote from Chichester Cathedral on our visit with Year 1 to Year 6

"You would be rightly justified to be very, very proud – with both teachers/adult helpers/ and pupils being so very engaged, enthusiastic, appropriately behaved and such a pleasure to welcome to the Cathedral. We do love a challenge, and to have your whole school with us was very special. We have had so many positive comments from our volunteers on how much they enjoyed the opportunity to work with your pupils such as “My Year 4 group for the tour were lovely. All very interested and on task and their teacher said they had had a great time with lots to follow up back at school”