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St Patrick's RC Primary And Nursery School

"I come that they may have life and have it to the full"

Lee Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL8 1EF

0161 633 0527

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School reopens at 8.50AM on Monday 10th January 2022. Please read the new guidance from Public Health and LFD test your children on Sunday 9th January or Monday 10th January to keep the children and staff safe.  We hope you have all had a happy and peaceful holiday.

Dear Parent/Guardian
As you will be aware, COVID-19 is sadly still with us as we go into 2022. We are once
again seeing a rapid increase in cases of COVID-19 in Oldham and across the country.
Ahead of the new term, we wanted to thank you for your support during this incredibly
challenging time.
Our priority is to keep all students and staff safe and well, and ensure we are able to
identify any new cases at an early stage, including when people have no symptoms. Early
identification will help us to prevent onward transmission and minimise our case rates in
the borough. The Local Authority will continue to work closely with school leaders to
minimize any disruption to learning. School leaders and public health teams will be
monitoring the impact of cases on pupils and workforce. If schools do need to return to
remote learning, the school will notify you at the earliest possible stage.
The evidence shows that the new Omicron variant is more transmissible than the Delta
variant, so it’s more important than ever that people get vaccinated and get their booster
jab as soon as they are eligible. Vaccinations are now available to anyone aged 12 or
above. Vaccinations continue to play a vital role in keeping children healthy. Getting
vaccinated is an important way to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
If you are aged 12 and over, you can book a vaccination online. In addition, if you are aged
16 and over you can visit one of our local vaccine clinics without an appointment. The
details can be found from the Oldham Council webpage or via this link,
For children aged 12-16, there will be further school based vaccination sessions this
coming term for second doses, or first doses if your child missed out last time. Information
on this will come out from your school nursing service.
Testing before returning to school
We are asking all pupils, their households and staff to take a lateral flow test (LFD) before
returning to school after the holidays. Secondary school pupils will be able to do this at
school. For staff, and primary school pupils, then we are recommending a home LFD.
Ideally you should do the test in the morning before leaving the house or, if this is not
possible, the evening before is acceptable. This is voluntary and your choice and we hope
you will take part. Children aged under 5 do not need to be tested.
31st December 2021 Public Health
4th Floor Civic Centre
West Street,
Oldham OL1 1UT
LFDs can be collected from pharmacies in Oldham, or can be ordered online at: In addition, we have
pharmacies and pop-up sites that provide LFDs “on-site”. The details can be found
Testing for pupils who feel unwell
The three main symptoms of COVID-19 are still recent onset of a new continuous cough
and/or a high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell.
Anyone who has these symptoms should stay at home or return home as soon as possible
to isolate and arrange a PCR test by calling 119 or visiting
Regular testing
Secondary age children and their families should also continue with twice-weekly lateral
flow device tests. These are for people with no COVID-19 symptoms. A positive LFD result
should be registered with NHS Test and Trace and a PCR test should be taken to confirm
the result.
You may have heard that there is currently very high demand for both PCR and LFD tests.
The websites where tests can be ordered and booked are updated at several
intervals throughout the day, therefore if you do find that tests are unavailable we
recommend that you try again later in the day. We have been given assurances by NHS
Test and Trace that testing supply will be increased so we hope that the current problems
with supply will be resolved soon.
Support to self-isolate
Keeping yourself away from other people when you could be infectious is the most
effective way of stopping the spread of COVID-19. You are not alone if you find doing this
hard. Planning ahead can make things easier. For more help and support go to
If you have to self-isolate due to COVID, then you may be eligible for self-isolation
payments. For more information go to
As well as the measures above, it is important that we all continue to wear face coverings,
wash our hands, and keeping our distance from people where possible. It is through
working together that we will have a better chance of stopping COVID-19 spreading. We
know that school leaders have really appreciated the support of parents and carers in
managing the impact of the pandemic and as we move into this next period, we thank you
for your continued efforts.
Yours sincerely,
Katrina Stephens
Director of Public Health
Gerard Jones
Managing Director of Children & Young People

"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.  

Thank you for visiting our website. If you would like a free of charge paper copy of anything you have seen on our website please contact the school office by telephone

 0161 633 0527 or


Please ask for Mrs Webbon Business Manager

Thank you,

Mrs Mitchell

Head Teacher

Latest School calendar Events

Breakfast Club27Jan2022

8:00 am - 8:45 am @ St. Patrick's

Breakfast Club28Jan2022

8:00 am - 8:45 am @ St. Patrick's

Breakfast Club31Jan2022

8:00 am - 8:45 am @ St. Patrick's

Breakfast Club01Feb2022

8:00 am - 8:45 am @ St. Patrick's

Calendars page(s): School calendar >>

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 21st January 2022

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
92.2 90.6 99.1 98.4 97.4 92.6 99.3


Attendance overall 2021-22

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
91.4 94.1 94.3 95.9 95.1 93.5 96.9


The St Patrick's admissions policy for 2022-23 has been agreed by our Governing Body. We would like to consult on the policy which complies with DFE guidance for 2022-23. If you would like your views to be considered please contact the Chair of Governors Father Phil Sumner by emailing

or writing to Father Phil, St Patrick’s RC Primary, Lee Street, OL81EF by Friday 24th December 21.


                        2021 - 2022

SECONDARY ALLOCATIONS - Born between 01.09.2010– 31.08.2011


OPEN DAYS/EVENINGS – September/October 2021

DEADLINE DATE – 31 October 2021 5pm


PRIMARY ALLOCATIONS - Born between 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2018


DEADLINE DATE – 15 January 2022 5pm

Nursery Places available for three year old children.

          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: -

School Admission Form - word.docx

School Admission Form - pdf.pdf

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.

Mission Statement

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.