Headteacher’s Welcome

A message from our Headteacher

As Headteacher of our school I would like to welcome you to our website and trust that you will find it both interesting and informative.  People visiting St John’s talk of its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, its variety, its creativity and the way in which it develops each and every child’s potential within a caring Christian ethos.

To create this atmosphere and ethos we pride ourselves on our teamwork.  Every member of staff at St John’s is fully aware of, and is committed to their role in the school vision.  Every child feels proud to be part of this, and proud to belong.

Everyone is welcome at St John’s – we are a fully inclusive school, valuing each child and their unique character, talents and gifts.  We celebrate all areas of achievement and value success in all its forms.

Our school family is built in our core values which are grown from kindness.  We promote friendship and understanding together with personal responsibility.

We welcome all visitors to our school.  If you would like to see what life at St John’s is like, feel free to contact school and we can arrange for an informal visit.

If you would like paper copies of any documents on this website please contact the school office on 01706 216706 or office@sjstonefold.com.


Frances Brady
Head Teacher


As the vicar of Haslingden, including Rising Bridge and Stonefold, I am so pleased to be part of our school community. The links between St John’s School and the local church are deep-rooted and go all the way back to its foundation. They are as important today as they ever were.

Our school is a Christian community and how we work, teach, learn and nurture is rooted in the Christian story – the story of Jesus. It’s a story in which every individual matters because we believe that all people are made in God’s own image. It’s a story that values difference and individuality, and it’s a story that encourages us all to be the very best we can be, reflecting how wonderfully God has made us.

Being part of the St John’s community is being part of the church family – not just here, but in the whole church, universal. We are a community established in prayer and worship and which sees God at work in all parts of our school life and with all our school family members.

Our pupils are at the heart of our school but St John’s is more than child-focussed. We are a family in which everyone is nurtured – children, families, staff and governors. We are hard at work here, and so is God.

Fr David Stephenson