Click here to view the Consultation Letter re: JWPS Expansion   

It's the end of a super-interesting school year. 

Click here to see an End of Year message from Mrs Njoroge 




I feel privileged to have the responsibility for the education and care of the children at John Wycliffe Primary School.  We are a happy, inclusive school,  where an enthusiastic and talented staff work very hard to meet the individual needs of the children, using a range of strategies to support their learning effectively.   

At John Wycliffe, we are passionate about teaching and learning and believe in educating the whole child, both academically and pastorally . We celebrate success in a variety of ways, including :

  • Character Muscle Awards - children are selected for demonstrating the Character Muscle of the week;
  • ARKs - Acts of Random Kindness;
  • Phone-home Friday - one child is chosen each week for having an outstanding attitude to school life; and,
  • John Wycliffe Citizenship Award  - by contributing to life at JWPS in a wide variety of ways.

We believe that learning should be relevant, fun, practical and memorable, therefore we provide learning experiences that meet the needs of all our children, giving them skills which  develop their independence in preparation for life beyond the classroom in such a rich, diverse society.

We expect high standards of behaviour, mutual respect and attitude to learning from all our pupils and ask parents to support us through the home school agreement, signed upon joining the school, which illustrates how the school and parents can work together.

There may be a time when you need to raise a concern about your child in school, whether about learning, friendships or to inform us of external circumstance.   Please speak, in the first instance, to your child’s class teacher, who will arrange a suitable time to meet with you and endeavour to meet your needs.  

We pride ourselves in having a good relationship with parents and carers, as we recognise that it is through this partnership that we can best support each and every child; children learn best when they feel safe and happy. 

We hope John Wycliffe Primary School enjoys a long and successful working relationship with you and your child. 

  Mrs V Njoroge (Headteacher)                  

Some recent words of encouragement from our school community:

"I just wanted to take the time to say how wonderfully I think you and all the staff at JWPS have done during this crisis.  My child’s teacher has been second to none during lock-down. She took the time to reply to every (and there was a lot) piece of work we uploaded to Tapestry with comments of enthusiasm and praise.  Our child has loved every minute since they started school in September. The return to school has been managed beautifully. Every aspect of their school life has been carefully considered and thoughtfully approached. So much so that they, and their classmates have felt very little change even though we know everything is different.   We just wanted to say well done and a massive THANK YOU."

"How lovely it has been for our child to be welcomed back to school with open arms. You really have given them and us a sense of security with your professionalism and positive outlook in the current situation. I know through friends that this isn’t the case in all primary schools. We are so grateful for your hard work in reopening and would like to say a massive thank you to you all. Well done."

 "I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you have and are doing to have key worker and nominated year groups back at school.  I understand the challenges so hats off to you all!"

 "Thanks so much. We really think you have all done a fantastic job. The children have loved being back and are so happy. They have adapted to the change really well.   Well done, you’re doing amazing.  I’m so proud that my child is part of your school."

Contact us:

John Wycliffe Primary School

Moorbarns Lane



LE17 4QJ

Telephone: 01455 553135   

Fax: 01455 550470

Enquiries should be directed to:  

Ms Lawson, Mrs Hurford or Mrs Askham.

On the 1st of June 2017, John Wycliffe Primary School converted to academy status and joined Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust - IPAT.  If you would like to contact, find out more about the Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust or you represent a school who is interested in becoming part of the trust, then  visit the website: