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A Warm Welcome From The Federation Headteacher

Welcome to our web pages for St John's and St Chrysostom's Church of England Primary Schools, Manchester. 

Two schools with one Christian vision to provide the very best educational experience to prepare our children to engage with their local communities, for secondary education and discover the self belief of independent learners. The two schools have excellent standards of behaviour, value faith and the development of the whole child. 

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Since 2017 we have been developing our curriculum to ensure that we have relevant skills and knowledge being taught to our children so that they will be well prepared for life.  We work hard to plan regular parent events to ensure parents and carers are involved in the life of the school. Parents are invited to 'stay and play' each week when their child starts school in reception class. 

Both schools serve a diverse catchment and have a wonderful mix of children and staff from the Greater Manchester area. We have places in classes (including Nursery and reception) for 2020.   If you are a parent and would like to arrange a visit please contact the school office. I look forward to meeting you.  

G. F. Elswood

Executive Headteacher



Date: 22 May 2020 

RE: Update to parents

Dear Parents & Carers

I hope that you remain safe and well in this difficult time.  Our schools will both be closed for deep cleaning again over the half term (next week).

Both schools will open on Monday 1st June for children who have parents who are key workers. If you have any questions please call the number below or email : 


From Monday the two schools will also be open for small group teaching of year six children.  These children will be taught in small groups for four mornings a week (Monday - Thursday 9-12).  Children can arrive between 8.45am and 9.15 to ensure a staggered arrival to maintain social distance. Parents can collect year six children anytime between 11.45 and 12.15.

We have called the families of year six and do not expect very high numbers as many families are happy to keep their children at home which is understandable. 

After careful consideration of the health advice I have decided to delay the opening of any other year groups until much later. 

Home learning on Seesaw will start again for all children on Monday 1st June. 

In this difficult time I wish you all well and hope that we can open the schools in the future when it is safe to do so.  

Thank you for your support,

Yours sincerely


Executive Headteacher 

St John Chrysostom's Federation of Schools. 


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St Chrysostom’s CofE Primary School,

Lincoln Grove, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester, M13 0DX

St John’s CofE Primary School,

Clarence Road, Longsight, Manchester, M13 0YE

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