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Updated guidance September 2021
3rd September 2021
Welcome back! As you know Coronavirus has not gone away but the Government have removed many of the restrictions and are asking individuals to make sensible choices. As a result we have removed the staggered start to the school day and school will open as previously at approximately 8.50 with lessons beginning promptly at 9AM. The end of the day will also go back to normal which is 3.15.
Children, parents and staff are still asked not to come onto the site if they are experiencing Covid symptoms.
- A high temperature
- A new persistent cough
- Loss of taste or smell or any change to their taste or smell
Please book a PCR test and isolate until you have the result. There have been some changes to who is asked to isolate which I will go into in further detail when the children return to school. Public Health are still recommending a PCR test for anyone who is unwell to check for Covid whatever the symptoms are as they can be different in different individuals.
Monday 6th September
Please bring your child to school through either of the school gates, do allow each other space. Please ensure you bring your children to the correct school door where adults will supervise their entrance to the building. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN AT THE GATES TO FIND THEIR OWN WAY IN AS THERE WILL NOT BE ADULTS ON THE GATES. AS PARENTS YOU MUST ENSURE YOUR CHILD IS HANDED OVER TO A MEMBER OF STAFF FOR THEIR SAFETY.
Nursery, Reception and Year 2 have their own classroom doors to enter and exit through. Year 1 will enter and exit from the Year 2 door. Year 3 and year 6 will come in the first door at the back of the building and will exit this way. Year 4,5 will enter and exit from the second door at the back of the building as they have done previously.
We recommend that parents wear face coverings when dropping off and collecting your child as it will be very difficult to socially distance at these times. If you need to come into school at any time to speak to a member of staff we will require you to wear a mask.
The one way system around the school building is still in place for anyone who would like to use it. If you do not use it you are likely to bump into others and come very close to them especially during busy times and when the weather is wet and people are rushing.
I know you will continue to take your own health and the health of the children and staff seriously as Covid is still unfortunately with us and it is only the number of people fully vaccinated that are helping the number of cases reduce.
We will be continuing with the recommended systems in school such as
- Regular hand washing
- Increased cleaning
- Catch it bin it kill it which sneezes and coughs
- Ventilation of classes/teaching areas.
We will liaise with public health over the upcoming weeks and if they recommend any further strategies we will put these in place.
Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to seeing you and your child the start of the new term,
"I come that they may have life and have it to the full" - John Chapter 10 verse 10
St Patrick’s is a Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided school situated near the town centre of Oldham. We are a one form entry primary school with a part time nursery. There are currently 222 pupils on roll. St Patrick’s serves the parish of Our Lady & St Patrick and we are in the Werneth Ward. We are a very diverse school with children from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and we have approximately 20 different home languages. St Patrick’s is a happy, caring school where everyone tries their best. We don’t expect anybody to be perfect but we encourage hard work and mutual respect. We use ‘Christ as our vision’ and endeavour to live as Jesus taught us, to love one another and to be forgiving. Children who join our school become part of the St Patrick’s family along with their families and our parish.
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Latest School calendar Events
- Breakfast Club20Sep2021
8:00 am - 8:45 am @ St. Patrick's School
- Celebration Assembly20Sep2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm @ St. Patrick's School
- Breakfast Club21Sep2021
8:00 am - 8:45 am @ St. Patrick's School
- Year 4 Swimming21Sep2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Oldham Sports Centre
Child Protection and Safeguarding
‘St. Patrick’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the wider school community to share this commitment.
School Policies and Procedures
For full details regarding our safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures please refer to the 'SCHOOL' section on our website where you will find a list of policies.
Who to Contact With Concerns
Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child at the school you should immediately contact our designated persons for safeguarding:
- Mrs C Mitchell (Head Teacher - Designated Person for Child Protection)
- Mrs A McGlade (Deputy Head Teacher - Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection and SENCO)
Should you have any concerns in terms of Safeguarding relating to the behaviour of a member of staff, you should immediately contact the designated person above. If the allegation concerns the Headteacher you should contact Father P Sumner (Chair of Governors) via school who will call you as soon as possible.
Week commencing 13th September 2021
Attendance overall 2020-21
Nursery Places available for September 2021
Nursery Places - January 2021
If your child is 3 years old by the 31st August 2021 and you would like a part-time (9-12) Nursery place for them at St Patrick's RC Primary School. Please bring your application form into school or send it to us at: -
1st SEPTEMBER 2021.
SCHOOL MEAL PRICES WILL
INCREASE TO £2.60 PER DAY - £13.00 PER WEEK
If you think you may be eligible for free school meals please click on the link below to apply on line.
Please make sure you monitor children at all times when online. Children are vulnerable online and may access parts of the internet that are not age appropriate. Thank you.
St. Patrick’s is a Catholic school with Christ as
St. Patrick’s is a Catholic school with Christ as our vision.
" I come that they may have life and have it to the full" - John Chapter 10 verse 10
In our school, we foster an atmosphere of love and respect for God and each other.
We value and appreciate each member of our school community as unique.
We value different identities in order that each person may live life in all its fullness.
We aim to deliver a curriculum which meets the needs of all our children and is rooted in the Gospel stories.
We value the faith, culture and traditions of every child and we encourage partnership between parents, school, parish and local community.