Our school serves the worshipping community of St. John Vianney, part of the Parish of the Holy Family in Hartlepool. We welcome learners from 4+ to 11+ in school. Children join our school from our own early years, from other nursery settings and directly from home. We offer opportunities for learners out-of-school-hours and beyond school terms as extended provision: We are open from 7.45 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. for 50 weeks of the year.

We recognise God’s presence in the children of St. John Vianney School & Children’s Centre, the staff that help them learn, their families and the communities in which they live. Thus as a community we live out our mission . . .

In the light of Christ we say . . .

“Come As You Are and Grow With Us”

Believing that parents are the first teachers of their child, we join together on a shared journey through life, in faith, with learning, so that they may be the ‘best of teachers’.

We believe that God is everywhere and that there is no distinction between the sacred and the ordinary. Because of this we recognise God’s presence among us in all areas of the curriculum and life. We celebrate this belief in worship and liturgy and believe that all learning and teaching is sacred, which leads to our aims . . .

To encourage all to care for their health, enabling our community to enjoy a healthy future.

To enrich the steps of all who enter; the words of all who teach; the thoughts of all who learn; the hearts of all who care.

To hold the families of our community in a spirit of faith, hope and love offering opportunities for all to achieve their full potential serving one another.

To make a positive contribution socially, emotionally, morally and spiritually to the well-being of all.

To recognise the unique gifts and talents of each person so that the learning and family support that is begun here prospers in the heart of our community.

We stand on the shore of a great ocean and we all must prepare our children to ‘put out into the deep’. The learning they need for this voyage is vast. Indeed the magnitude of the task threatens to confound us, but we hear again the words of Jesus: Do not be afraid.