Our Catholic School
St John Vianney is proudly a Catholic School for children and young people of all faiths. The provision for RE across the School was deemed outstanding in all areas in the most recent Section 48 Diocesan RE Inspection (July 2019).
St John Vianney is a place of enquiry, discussion and discovery, where we support all our pupils on their faith journey. We believe that all of us are made in the image and likeness of God and we promote a sense of self-worth and confidence from this very source of love.
During their time at St John Vianney pupils experience a rich liturgical programme involving class masses and retreats, faith themed assemblies and Advent and Lent services, feast day celebrations, opportunities for celebration and daily prayer and reflection in the classroom. These different activities ensure every pupil is equipped and encouraged to explore their relationship with themselves, each other and God.
Pupils receive weekly RE lessons across the KS2-5 curriculum. At KS4 and beyond opportunities to achieve recognised accreditation through the Salford Diocese RE Certificate allow pupils to study faith formally. The School leads the delivery of the RE Certificate for the Diocese, supporting other schools in their provision.
The School has an active Chaplaincy team, where many pupils work with our RE staff leaders and Chaplain in planning and promoting our liturgy programmes and in exploring how the school can work further with our wider faith community. Over 30% of our pupils are active participants of the Chaplaincy team in School.
Additionally, annually each class team participate in a day retreat to the Spiritan Centre in Salford. Under the leadership of our School Chaplain, each group are involved in a range of activities, which helps them explore their own faith and in developing an understanding of God’s role in our lives and His plan for us. This opportunity is pivotal in each pupil’s faith development.