St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School

 

A warm welcome to St Wilfrid’s Roman Catholic Primary School which is situated in Longridge on the outskirts of Preston and on the edge of the Ribble Valley.  We are a Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided primary school in the Diocese of Salford and welcome children of all faiths and backgrounds. We are also UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

At St Wilfrid’s we aspire to help every child reach their full potential as a child of God.  This takes place in our school where there is an abundance of love and warmth.  We follow the teachings of Jesus and as we grow in spirit. Every day is full of learning, fun and friendship.

We are very proud of our lively, vibrant school and all members of our school family.  We welcome visitors and look forward to showing you around.  In the first instance, please contact our school on 01772-782394 or bursar@longridge-st-wilfrids.lancs.sch.uk

Our website is a great place to find out all about our school! Please note if any parent/carer requests a paper copy of any information on our website, the school office will provide this free of charge. Click here for contact details.

We have so much going on at our school it’s hard to pick a favourite topic for our front page – so we haven’t! Scroll down this page to see some annual highlights and our latest news…

Our school is a fantastic learning environment, where we all work hard together for the benefit of ourselves and others. You will see this in action if you follow the links at THE GREEN TITLES above or explore our website further…

In December 2017 we had our latest Ofsted school inspection. We’re delighted with the findings which illustrate what a fantastic school St Wilfrid’s is! Click here to see more…

 

We are a really talented bunch here at St Wilf’s. Click here to find out more about our last Talent Show!

 

 

OVERSEAS RESIDENTIAL VISIT – Each Year we take our eldest children on an overseas residential trip to France and Belgium. Our last such trip was from  Monday September 9th to Saturday 14th September 2019, when Year 6 and their teachers visited the Opal Coast in France. Our friends from Grange Primary came too and we all  had an amazing time! We visited the Somme, Bruges, The Menin Gate in Ypres, Le Touquet Market, Ecole Primaire de Nordausques and Cap Gris Nez.

Throughout the trip, I received several compliments from the public, including a retired primary teacher, who whilst we were at Thiepval memorial in The Somme commented upon the perfect manners, behaviour and respect our children were showing. Indeed all week, the children were a credit to themselves and our school. I’d like to thank all the children and staff from Grange Primary school and all my children and staff, both those who accompany us in France and those who man the fort so admirably back at school. Well done and thank you to all involved Mr McHugh.

I AM DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FOLLOWING THE POSTPONEMENT OF OUR OVERSEAS TRIPS FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS DUE TO COVID 19 WE HAVE BOOKED OUR YEAR 6 TO GO AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER 2022 WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM GRANGE.

 

LONGRIDGE CLUSTER SCHOOLS’ ARMISTICE PROJECT – In 2018, on Remembrance Day itself, 11th November, our Year 5 and 6 children joined over 500 other local children from the Longridge Cluster schools to put on a show called ‘Armistice’ at Preston Guild Hall , to mark our nation’s centenary celebrations of the end of the Great War and to show our respects to the fallen.

 

BIG ART WEEK – is an annual event in the Autumn term at St Wilfrid’s when we have a week of work highlighting our responses to pieces of classical through dance, music, digital art, sculpture and other art. Our latest BIG ARTS WEEK took place from in the first week of November 2021.  See the creativity of each class and their amazing responses through art, design, drama and dance to the music!

READING – To further develop our love of reading and books we have just purchased some fantastic new books for each class. This year we have further developed our exciting Reading Spine into our curriculum for this school year 2021-22 by developing a Poetry strand for each class and increasing books which appeal to BAME pupils. In addition, in response to our school community supporting Syrian refugee children this year, we have a number of books focusing on the feelings and issues of migrants and refugees.

Click here for details on our new Reading Spine.

MATHS – This school year 2021-22 our school will further our mastery teaching using the Maths No Problem Scheme (Singapore Maths) right throughout school and the complimentary Numberland Scheme in the Nursery and Reception Class!!!

In addition, our school is on a Pilot maths programme, MASTERING NUMBER, in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Click here for more information on Maths No Problem.

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school and share it with their teachers, parents, classmates, and even the world. Our teachers and children can use Seesaw on their iPads to share the amazing work going on every day in every class in our school. All parents should have their child’s login details but if you need a reminder or refresh please see your child’s class teacher or Mrs Pemberton. Please note school does not expect parents to sign up for any paid parts of this free app, thank you.

END OF THE YEAR INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS TO DOWNLOAD JOURNAL ACTIVITIES FROM SEESAW

 

RRSA

RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS AWARD – running alongside our teaching of ‘Gospel Values’ and British Values’ we are signed up to UNICEF’s RRSA which aims to put the rights of children first and foremost in everyone’s minds. We have held a joint UN/BT Online Safety Workshop during Safer Internet Week for both teachers, parents and children. We have produced Class Charters and each class has produced its own Rights Respecting Assembly.

We are delighted to announce that have been awarded our RRSA Level 1 (SILVER) Award! Click here to see our full report…

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This school year 2021-22 we will continue our rights respecting work…

Recent News

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