The catchment area of the school is the parish of St Stephen’s, which also includes Burrelton, Coupar Angus and Alyth, Meigle, Kettins and Kirkmichael.
Secondary Schools Transfer Procedures
Primary 7 children transferring to Secondary School are asked in January of the spring term to inform the Head Teacher of their intended secondary school, in order to facilitate arrangements for induction days and transfer. Children at St Stephen’s have the option of St John’s Academy, Perth or Blairgowrie High School. Almost all children transfer to St John’s Academy.
There is close liaison between the Primary and Secondary Schools, and within the associated Local Management Group Primary Schools. Children in P7 receive various visits from St John’s Academy Senior Management Team and subject teachers during their final year at primary. These help to ease the transition process. They also experience a Local Management Group wide Transition Day at Bells Sports Centre where they meet P7’s from the other four Local Management Group primaries. This helps to forge new friendships. An additional residential adventure week is organised in September for P7 pupils in primary schools associated to St John’s Academy.
Transition meetings are organised with primary and secondary school staff, parents and other appropriate agencies. These normally take place in December/January.
If you wish your child to transfer to a school other than that proposed by Education and Children’s Services, you must make a written placement request. Application forms may be obtained from the school office.
School Name: St John’s RC Academy, Perth
Address: North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth, PH1 5BF
Telephone: 01738 454300
Fax: 01738 451163
Interim Headteacher: Mr Sean Hagney
School Name: Blairgowrie High School
Address: Beeches Road, Blairgowrie, PH10 6PW
Telephone: 01250 871200
Fax: 01250 876826
Head Teacher: Mrs Bev Leslie