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St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

St John Rigby
Catholic Primary School

God’s will be done through work and play, as we follow Jesus day by day.

St John Rigby is an established, friendly, family-orientated, thriving primary school which offers an Ofsted-rated “outstanding” Catholic education to pupils aged 4 – 11 within the parishes of the Bedford Deanery.

It is part of the St Francis of Assisi Academies Trust of Bedford Catholic Schools. These include St. Joseph’s and St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School and St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. The schools work in very close partnership in order to provide an outstanding Catholic education for over 2000 children, aged 2-18, across Bedford.

At the core of the school community are extremely talented and dedicated members of staff who benefit from close working partnerships with supportive, parents and carers. They are united by one common goal which is to ensure that the children are able to achieve the best that is possible in all aspects of their life in school.

We provide an outstanding learning environment which helps children develop a love of learning that stays with them for life.

As a Christian community our school life is based upon the Gospels and teaching of the Catholic church. Our inspirational children strive to follow the example of our patron saint and live out our Gospel values of Faith, Love, Hope, Trust and Forgiveness in all that they do.

As part of a Trust, all staff are committed in their desire to walk alongside our children as they each set off on their unique learning journey.

The words of St. Paul to Timothy best sum up the key principles that underpin each child’s unique learning journey. These principles are:

Love                                       Service                                  Doing the Best that is Possible.

If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact the school for a visit.

@stjohnrig On Twitter

  • RT @STMjobs: ***SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES @STMBedford @BedsCatholicEd *** We are looking for capable and confident Cover Supervisors and an...

  • Wishing all staff, families and friends of St John Rigby a fabulous Summer break. Thank you for a wonderful school year and wishing our leavers all the very best for the future - do keep in touch! Have a great 6 weeks ☀ https://t.co/MGY4vIyuUI

  • Delighted to announce that through the Bedford Arts and Cultural Education (BACE) 'Twinning Programme' our school and @philharmonia have been 'twinned'! We are thrilled to be welcoming members to school next week for a 2 day workshop & performance #music #education #arts #bedford https://t.co/4K7ciH5pQi

  • A perfect start to the week! There was a fantastic turnout to our delicious Father's Day breakfast this morning, thank you to everyone that came along. We are looking forward to more celebrations later with families enjoying pizza and a pint (soft drink ) https://t.co/Ix6ArAiq1f

  • We are really looking forward to our Multicultural Day tomorrow, Friday 14th June. Children are welcome to dress up to represent a country and the whole school will participate in a day of workshops and fun activities. https://t.co/ffxDdJJvU3

  • Unfortunately, our school internet access is currently down. Please click the link for further information. Apologies for any inconvenience and many thanks for your patience. We hope to be up and running again Friday afternoon. https://t.co/EJVNeReVX9 https://t.co/7aYJZwkGW2

  • RT @BedsCatholicEd: Our Trust schools work together to support students on their journey from Primary up to Secondary @STMBedford. This ter...

  • A big thank you to all who so kindly volunteer in our school community, we are very grateful for all that you do #VolunteersWeek https://t.co/6ZpSH0wuIo

  • We could win £5,000 for our school's library but we need your votes please! If your entry is picked you could take home £100 of National Book Tokens just for you https://t.co/GXXJxWRO8u https://t.co/0WyHd9ey3r

  • Well played boys, such determination to go from 2-0 down, equalizing at half time and to then come out winners at 7-2!⚽ Thank you to Goldington Green for a great Year 6 match this week #football #teamwork #Bedford https://t.co/sOX6uA9gym https://t.co/oGgvLVBWtA

  • Our Easter bonnet won first prize in the @Hobbycraft Easter bonnet competition! Here is a picture of some of the pupils involved in making the bonnet with the items purchased with our winning voucher. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. https://t.co/hPFB1hR6Wf

  • RT @ChaplaincySTM1: Thank you to all the forms and classes in the Bedford Catholic Schools who took part in our Lent Prayer buddies activit...

  • Proud to see sports leaders from our Secondary @STMBedford doing a great job running the @YourSchoolGames tag rugby comp at @StJohnRig primary #bcstrust #WorkingTogether #teamwork https://t.co/LhPgHU11IA

  • RT @BedfordSSPs: 16 @STM_Sport Leaders running an intra school tag rugby competition @StJohnRig. 120 yr 3/4 pupils trying to develop their...

  • Look at all these fabulous Easter bonnets! Thank you to everyone who took part in our very colourful Easter bonnet parade in the sunshine last week ☀ https://t.co/maz0SDT7xI

  • RT @BedsCatholicEd: PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! Thursday 25th April - BCS Easter Celebration Evening. All BCS families and friends welcome. In...

  • Lovely to see the SJR Easter Bonnet on display in @Hobbycraft. Thank you for all the wonderful Easter bonnets that have been brought in to school this week. Our special parade assembly is tomorrow, and class winners will each receive a yummy Easter prize! https://t.co/ZaWOaBjohV

  • As part of their Pole to Pole topic, year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the indoor snow slopes @Snozone_UK in Milton Keynes https://t.co/0VLL7Od43X

  • The years 4's had a great afternoon of multi sports @GoldingtonAcad - thank you to the Junior Sports Leaders, all our SJR children loved the throwing, running, jumping, scoreball and football! ‍♂⚽‍♀ https://t.co/v1alFtEKxC

  • The school gathered together for our #AshWednesday Assembly this week to mark the beginning of lent. https://t.co/T4a8F465XE