“We dream the same dreams… and we dream them… together.”

We Can't Wait to Celebrate the Manchester Readathon and 'Drop Everything And Read' Events  

36,217 children across 103 schools unite in the city's first mass Readathon to raise money for the Manchester Children's Hospital. Readathon, which runs from 22nd-28th June, which finishes with a Drop Everything And Read at 2pm on Friday 28th June. Everbody in our federation will be join in, including the office staff, caretakers, children and teachers.  Follow our twitter account to see us taking part or the hashtag #DEARManchester on Friday 28th June. 

Space Chase- Summer Library Reading Challenge July 2019 

This year the  summer reading challenge will be launched on Monday 1st July at Central Library with a workshop from Nick Sharatt, author of illustrator ( We are excited to announce that our Year 2 children from St Chrysostom's will have the opportunity to attend this launch and meet Nick personally. 


Throughout July, Martin, the librarian from Longsight Library, will be visiting both schools to launch the summer reading challenge to our children. 

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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I am proud to work for the two schools and lead a capable team who serve our local Longsight community.

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 2019.   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


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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