Our school serves the children, families and community within Ribbleton and the surrounding area. As a culturally rich and diverse school, we are fully committed to meeting the needs of our school community. We are blessed with caring teachers and staff who work hard to make our school the very best it can be.
Pupils are encouraged to embrace our school values, celebrating the rich diversity of our school community, as they travel with us on their learning journey towards:
'Brighter Futures built with Ambition, Courage and Respect; filled with Love, Hope and Faith.'
We are a busy, friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taste of school life, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.
The school actively encourages a warm, happy atmosphere that enables children to feel secure, and helps them to strive towards their individual goals.
We are very proud of our school and our children’s achievements, and welcome parents or visitors who may wish to see the school at work.
Everyone at RAMJS is committed to putting the children first. We aim to create an environment where all the children in our care enjoy coming to school, and make the best of all the opportunities they are offered.
We hope that you find our school website useful and informative. Please contact school if you require any further information or would like to visit us to learn more about who we are and what we do.
Mrs F Nickson
"We are a fully inclusive school where every individual is highly valued. Leaders are determined to provide the highest quality of education within a nurturing community. The learning environment is purposeful, calm and respectful. There is a welcoming and warm feeling to the school with strong relationships between staff and between pupils. Parents say, ‘This is a great school’."
OFSTED February 2017 (graded Good)
Within this truly distinctive Methodist School, our common purpose is to enable every child to thrive academically, emotionally and spiritually and to become the person God intends them to be. We will be a school of which the local community and the Methodist Church are justly proud.
“Brighter futures built with Ambition, Courage and Respect; filled with Love, Hope and Faith”
All at Ribbleton Avenue Methodist Junior School are Champions for Children: we want our children to have faith in themselves to become the people God intends them to be. RAMJS is a voluntary controlled church school serving a diverse community with a variety of complex needs. As a Methodist school we are challenged to ask, ‘What is the work of God in this place?’ We believe that God’s purpose for all people is that they should have ‘hope and a future’ (Jeremiah 29:11). In our context, as a diverse community in an area of significant economic, social and educational deprivation we believe we are called to work for transformation of our children, their families and our neighbourhood. We are in a privileged position to have a positive impact on our locality and the children and families in it.
At RAMJS, diversity and uniqueness are celebrated. Our children are God’s children, made in God’s image. Our community brings together people of many faiths and beliefs into our one school family where we work together to build love, tolerance and respect into all we do.
The needs of our children underpin everything that we do. We want our children to be safe, healthy and filled with courage to embrace ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) in the world into which they are growing up. We aim to provide an ambitious learning experience that is skills based, developmental and suited to the modern day learner. We ‘lift our eyes to the hills’ (Psalm 121) and through exciting opportunities in lessons and the wider curriculum our children will become well rounded, caring, change-makers in our world. Each child is at the heart of all we do with their emotional and physical and spiritual needs being met through our holistic learning approaches so that they can become the best they can be – and are meant to be.
With loving hearts and minds we cherish our friends and families. We care for the world around us so that as a community working together, our future is brighter.
“Do everything in love.”
With ambitious hearts and minds we are motivated to work hard and do our best. Our ambition to make a difference in our own world and the world around us makes us stronger.
“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”
With respectful hearts and minds we treat each other equally; however, we differ from each other. We work together, valuing each person, their thoughts, feelings and faith.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.”
With courageous hearts and minds we stand up for our beliefs and the things that matter to us; we are united as one. Together we are daring, fearless and never give up!
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
With hopeful hearts and minds we believe in a brighter future for ourselves and the world around us; we will be a beacon of hope in our community that will help to make a difference!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
With faithful hearts and minds we have trust in each other, ourselves and in our God to help us be the best we can be!
“Do not fear, for I am with you”