Providing  great learning within the context of our core Christian values of love, joy and responsibility

A welcome from Mrs K, our Headteacher

Butterflies, butterflies everywhere!

When you walk around our school it is likely that you will notice our special butterfly motifs – they appear in our displays and various other places in school. The metaphor of children being like butterflies was inspired by this anonymous poem:

A child is like a butterfly in the wind

Some can fly higher than others

But each flies the best it can.

Why compare one against the other?

Each one is different! Each one is special! Each one is beautiful!

When you enter our school you will feel straight away that it is a welcoming place.  It is a happy place where everyone is recognised as unique and special.  All are cared for and nurtured.  Staff go the extra mile to support the children, their families and one another.

We believe that children are all on a journey at this school and at the end of seven years they will be equipped with a set of skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be responsible citizens.  They will have developed Christian values that will enable them to play a successful role in society for the rest of their lives.

During their seven years here our children will be nurtured, challenged and inspired to become the very best they can be both as fully developed human beings and great learners for life.  They will be able to be flexible and adaptable in our ever changing world.

Children will have a fully developed sense of themselves and how they relate to others and understand their responsibility for looking after themselves, others and the world around them.Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve the community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all pupils.

Hear from our Chair of Governors


Our Values and Vision

As a school community our core values are:

Love, Joy and Responsibility.

During INSETs staff have been exploring each of these values in greater depth and considering how they will shape our school. Below is a link to our agreed definitions of each value and the thinking that underpins them.


Get in touch

Rownhams St. John’s C of E Primary School
Bakers Drove, Rownhams, Southampton, SO16 8AD

Telephone: 02380 736417

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