‘Live, love, learn and pray’


Welcome to St John with St Michaels CE Primary School's Website

Parents and pupils - please scroll down to read the letter from our new Headteacher.

'Live, Love, Learn and Pray'

St John with St Michael (SJSM) CE Primary School is a warm and welcoming voluntary aided school set in the picturesque area of Shawforth in the Rossendale Valley. We are a small school for pupils aged 4 – 11 years and have a Nursery unit where children can start at the age of 3. We currently have 116 children on roll and serve a village community.

Our most recent OFSTED inspection in March 2017 states that the school continues to be 'good'. We were delighted that they recognised that rigorous leadership puts pupils at the heart of all we do'. 

 A copy of the report can be found at:

OFSTED report 

We also received a Diocesan SIAMS inspection in February 2019 and were awarded good in all areas with excellent support offered to pupils and their families, both within and beyond the school day, reflects the commitment of governors and staff to ensuring that the vision is lived out daily.

We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful village surrounded by countryside, and situated next to a farm with lovely surrounding views. We have a lovely modern building which is all on one level. We also have a Nursery Unit with its own outdoor provision and kitchens. We have 4 well sized classrooms, a well-stocked library, computer suite and a first aid room. We have a well-sized hall for the number of pupils in the school which we use for lunch times, assemblies, celebrations/events and P.E.  We recently have added a nurture room with its own kitchen which provides a great space for children to work in groups. Outdoors we are lucky to have a large field and a garden space with its own beehive. We also have a memorial garden for a past pupil who sadly passed away due to cancer called Joshua’s Garden.

The School is greatly involved with the wider community, has a very active Eco-School Council and School Council.

The School manages a Breakfast Club from 7.45am - 9.00am, and there is a full After School Provision from 3.30pm - 5.30pm.


Within the site you will find all the information you will need about our school. If not please ring us on 01706 852614.

You can find out about our vision and values on the 'About us' section.

For our school documents please click on the 'Key Information' tab. Our policies and helpful websites are found in the drop-down box under 'Key Information'.

If you have any issues at all you can get in touch with us using the contact us section of the website.

We hope you enjoy using our website!

PLEASE E-MAIL ANY ENQUIRIES TO- head@sjsm.lancs.sch.uk or admin@sjsm.lancs.sch.uk




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