Classification of our school
We are a Catholic Aided Primary School for boys and girls in the 7 to 11 age range. We are affiliated to the Churches of St Mary and St John's, St David's and St Patrick's. Most of our children live locally. The Trust Deed of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool establishes the principles that govern the use of funds and property by the Archbishop and the Trustees.
We aim to provide a warm, nurturing environment where everyone is valued and respected.
We encourage all to play a full and active role in the process of leading, encouraging and equipping each child so that they can play a full part in society according to their interests, aptitudes and abilities. We acknowledge the important role parents play as the first educators of their children and the need of the school to work as closely as possible with them in the spirit of mutual respect.We recognise how important a good education is to future life chances and aim for every child to reach their full potential.
We endeavour to provide a sense of belonging, understanding, self-respect and respect for others, living by a set of ideals which will be common to home, school and the community. We respect and celebrate the place of all faiths, whilst promoting a strong Catholic tradition following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Our school day
• 8.50am: Arrival to school.
• 11.55am - 1pm: Lunch time.
Children may either have a school lunch or provide their own packed lunch.
• 1pm: Afternoon session.
• 3.30pm: Hometime
There is a 15 minute playtime during the morning.
Small group teaching also takes place during lunchtime sessions, before and after school.
Teaching time during the week
Junior Classes: 25 hours
There are also registrations, playtimes, lunchtime and a daily Act of Worship.
Booster schools are often held during school holidays.
Parents are welcome to contact us in order to arrange a convenient time for a phone call or informal virtual meeting.
Children joining our Year 3 class each September are invited to visit us for two informal afternoons during the summer term. They spend time in their new classroom with their new teacher in order to become familiar with the environment and to meet new friends.
We use the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum. We use the catholic Religious Education curriculum, Come and See.
Click here for Curriculum information.
We ask for voluntary contributions from parents/guardians for some activities, such as school trips.
We are a voluntary-aided school. This means that we are a state school where the local authority contributes the majority of funding and the archdiocese a smaller amount. This funding is augmented by a school levy which, this year, we suggest is £10 per family.
Children with identified issues are given extra support particularly in Maths and English, well-being and counselling. This might be individually or in small groups, using a targeted intervention programme.
We send a written report home at the end of the school year. Parents are welcome to discuss their child's work with teachers at any time during the year.
Parents and Friends Association
This is a highly valued organisation, open to all parents/carers/friends/staff of the school. Social functions are arranged from time to time during the year and money is raised for school funds and various charities.
Click here for Junior Handbook.
Quidditch September 2021
We are part of the Eco-Schools programme, for over 15 years, and have gained 6 green flags for work on environmental education. We have a dynamic committee focused on gaining another green flag.
We are working on:
• Energy: reducing the amount of electricity used.
• Healthy Living: doing a daily mile run around school.
• Bio-diversity: considering different species around school.
We did a Switch off Fortnight, and are adding more bug-houses to our woodland area.
Teachers have adapted our school curriculum to ensure that we have more links with other eco-schools and look at marine pollution and bio-diversity.