Welcome to our Primary area of the website where children from Nursery age to Year 6 come to school. Our objective within the Early Years and the Primary Phase is to ensure that your child is excited to begin school and attends each day with the belief that ‘With God, all things are possible’. Throughout our Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, we motivate each child in a positive way to help them to find interest, satisfaction, enjoyment and a sense of achievement in their schoolwork and a sense of wonder in the world around them. We focus on teaching children the important basic foundation skills such as reading, phonics and number preparing them to move through the school securely and happily.
Our care combined with high quality teaching, enables our children to become confident learners, to build strong relationships and to begin to take full advantage of a broad and rounded education.
Children within our primary phase follow the National Curriculum and at Key Stage 2, where they learn through interesting and exciting topics which brings learning to life through workshops, trips and experiences.
SMSJ is a community, involving staff, pupils, governors, parents/carers and the local parishes of St Mary's and St John’s. We have very high expectations of both the behaviour and learning of everyone in our school and place a strong emphasis on the shared Christian and British Values which are an integral part of our curriculum. Our children at Neale House learn, develop and practice our core values of Wisdom, Service and Hope alongside the other Christian values including those of friendship, compassion, respect, tolerance, forgiveness, thankfulness, perseverance and humility. All values which underpin our ethos and vision.