Welcome to the web site for Adel St John the Baptist C. of E. Primary School.
The school is set in a beautiful, semi-rural environment with extensive grounds in the North West of Leeds. It has had extensive building improvements in recent years and now includes a purpose-built nursery, known as Janeys Web, which also offers a holiday club.
The school has a peaceful well-ordered environment where every child and adult is valued for their unique gifts and personality. We have held Investors in People since 2001.
The school has 30% of its pupils from ethnic minorities, who may have a different faith or no faith. All staff are committed to upholding the Christian ethos of the school.
The school tries hard to extend all its pupils in all areas and has a variety of provisions for children with special needs and the more able.
The school has received a high LEA summary profile and works hard to maintain good links with parents, local church and the community.
The school seeks to continue as a secure and welcoming community of children and adults, rooted in the Gospel in which each person is valued and accepted.
Our aim is to encourage the development of the whole child - body, mind and spirit.
Its Christian perspective shapes the school�s ethos, both in its relationships and through its curriculum.
Its ethos, focused in worship, enables it to explore, celebrate and actively respond to Jesus� story, and gives freedom to speak to God.
It welcomes both staff and students whose own values and commitments may not be overtly Christian. Whilst its own values are derived from the Gospel, the school recognises that these are widely shared by other faiths.
Its curriculum aims to foster a positive tension between a safe, welcoming base for each child and a place where children are actively encouraged to pursue excellence in all areas of the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities.
The school understands itself to be an integral part of the local parish and seeks to work in partnership with both.
Aims and Values
The Education reform Act (1988) specifies the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum which ..........
� promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life�.
We support the following purposes and aims:
Help pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
Help pupils to acquire the understanding, knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast changing world.
Deliver all the requirements of the National Curriculum in a broad and balanced way.
Help pupils to use number and language effectively.
Help pupils to progressively develop personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races and cultures.
Help pupils understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
Help pupils to appreciate human achievements and aspirations.
Enable each pupil to maximise his or her potential in all areas of school life.
Create a safe, secure and caring environment which is stimulating.
Encourage respect for each other and their property.
Raise pupils self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence; promote a positive image and enable pupils to develop as self-disciplined and courteous members of society.
Develop pupils as independent learners.
Cater for the interests of pupils taking into account their experience and existing knowledge.
We also aim to develop a working partnership between children, parents, teachers, support and ancillary staff, Governors, the local community and LEA staff. We aim to create opportunities for communication and consultation between these groups. We aim to promote the belief that every adult and child is valued.