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 would like to say a big thank you to all at John Wycliffe for the support during lockdown. Learning, working and teaching from home for all that time  was a challenge for most parents including I.  However this goes without saying that the support and prompt contacts from team John Wycliffe was supportive. Thank you all. The children all look happy to be back and I am one excited parent to send them back to your capable hands. 26/08/20

We just want to say a big thank you to you all for helping to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our daughter and all the other children to come back to school this last week.
She has had a great few days and seems really happy,  so please pass on my special thanks to the adults in her class for their help in enabling this.
We know how much hard work has gone into preparing the school for the children’s return and really appreciate it.  29/08/20

Thanks so much for the newsletter 28/08/2020, all very clear and informative. 

Just wanted to say a huge thanks and well done for these first 3 days back. My daughter has been like a different child since being back. All the kids I’ve seen look happy and eager so you’re clearly doing something great. 


Contact us:

John Wycliffe Primary School

Moorbarns Lane



LE17 4QJ

Telephone: 01455 553135   

Fax: 01455 550470


Enquiries should be directed to:  

Ms Lawson or Mrs Hurford

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: