St Alban's Catholic Primary School

School Details

St. Albans is a school that values standards and achievement.

We are extremely proud of all that goes on here. The children at St.Albans are supported in their learning by dedicated staff, governors and parents.

Information taken from St Alban's Catholic Primary School website.

Extended Services through schools

Extended services are additional services and activities offered by schools to pupils, their families and the community. These services often take place outside of normal school hours and can include access to childcare, sports activities and support for learning. Find out what might be on offer and get information about possible costs and financial help.

Childcare provision related to this school

  • St Alban's Catholic Primary (N)
  • Little Treasures Out of School Club
  • The Coonect Club (Bewsey)
    Please see separate entry under 'nursery' for more details.
  • Please see separate entry under 'childcare' for more details.
  • Childminders also provide out of school care and some may have specified they pick up/drop off from this school.
    Please contact the Families Information Service for more details.

For more detailed information of childcare linked to this school please contact the Families Information Service, who can offer comprehensive up to date information on registered childcare in Warrington, including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups, out of school and holiday clubs, carer & toddler groups, leisure activities and much more.....

Other Useful contacts

School admissions:

WBC school admission, transport, & pupil services team: 01925 446226

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Frances Curless
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01925 632128
Fax: 01925 241269

Where to go

St. Albans RC Primary School, 84
Bewsey Road

Other details


Local/National Service?

Local Offer


We are a Voluntary Aided one form entry Mainstream Catholic Primary School with Nursery Provision for 3 year olds. We have an on-site Breakfast Club from 8am and links to a local after school club.

Not all toilets are accessible but we do have a disabled toilet facility.

Contact Name
Mrs Frances Curless (Head Teacher)
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
11-16 - Secondary
Preparation for adulthood
5-11 - Primary

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Identification strategies used to identify if a child needs extra help include:

  • Quality first teaching approaches
  • Discussions with parents
  • Pupil voice
  • Teacher assessment
  • Discussions with Head Teacher, other staff or external agencies
  • Results of standardised or diagnostic tests e.g. reading tests, SATs results, B Squared
How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Parents who think that their child has special educational needs are welcome to:

  • Raise awareness of their concerns with the school (class teacher, SENCo and Head Teacher if appropriate if child is already a pupil)
  • Discuss concerns in advance of admission for new pupils
  • Keep school up to date with any developments that could impact on child’s learning
  • Have access to the school’s SEN and disability Policy and their child’s entitlement within the SEN and disability framework.
  • Request information about the roles of other professionals, including Parent Partnership
  • To review the progress of their child at Learning Review Meetings
How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

School will support your child in the following ways:

  • Appropriate provision is in place to support the needs of the child through our provision map and timetables and planning meetings
  • Annual reviews take place within the framework and to be the link, if appropriate, between parents and external agencies
  • That the Governing Body is kept informed of developments at least annually and to have a SEND Link Governor.
  • Appropriate training / INSET related to special needs and disability is in place.
  • Ensure relevant staff have all sufficient and appropriate information about the child
  • Parents will have access to the SEND policy which is in place in line with the requirements of the Code of Practice.
  • All staff are aware of the contents of the SEN and Disabilities policy.
How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

The class teacher is responsible for working with the pupil on a daily basis and for planning, delivering and assessing an individual learning programme which should be recorded within an IEP/ Provision Map and should be as inclusive as possible.

A range of teaching and learning strategies and resources are used to support Quality First Teaching  to support the  needs of learners with SEN and disabilities including:

  • Differentiated planning
  • Variety of assessments including assessment for learning
  • Special equipment or resources as appropriate to need.
  • Intervention programmes and where appropriate extra adult time devoted to the nature of planned intervention and monitoring its effectiveness.
  • Implementation of particular programmes planned by outside agencies

The SENCo will oversee further assessment of a pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and monitor and review the impact of the action taken.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

All staff within St. Alban’s review progress of all children half termly through the following ways:

  • Wave 2&3 interventions and outcomes, and
  • Individual and personalized Parent/Teacher/Pupil Learning Review meetings to discuss targets and progress.
  • Assessment outcomes
  • Educational and other assessments such as B Squared, Assessment for Learning,
  • Involvement of other professionals and access to relevant reportsThrough our systems parents will be kept up to date with all developments and will be invited to review the progress of their child.
  • Parents will be invited to meetings with external agencies involved in their child’s care and education
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

As a Catholic Primary school we work and live our Mission Statement which is “Inspired to follow in the footsteps of Jesus at St Alban’s we work together, play together and pray together” Our PSHE curriculum is based on SUMO but is closely linked with our RE curriculum which covers many moral and pastoral issues as well as teaching our Faith.  We have a caring staff and usually identify particular key people so that children know who they can talk to if necessary. We promote positive attitudes and behaviour and relationships for all children throughout their time in school.  We work closely, where necessary, with other agencies such as the School Nurse and can seek appropriate specialist advice and support when this is appropriate.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

Good and outstanding teachers providing an inclusive curriculum for all children at all times supported by high quality Teaching Assistants. Whilst we have no specialist services on site we can access external agency support provided the child’s needs meet the criteria; there can however be a waiting list to access such services.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Staff are informed about recent SEN and disabilities information through:

  • Staff meetings.
  • INSET by SENCo
  • Training from other external agencies as required.

Staff training will support the development of the skills of all teachers in meeting the needs of pupils with SEN and disabilities.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Lessons are as inclusive as possible; with adjustments made depending on need. Children with SEND are included on all school visits and residentials.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

St Alban’s building and grounds are as inclusive as possible with wheelchair access and accessible toilet facilities.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

St. Alban’s enjoys a good working relationship with St. Gregory’s Catholic High School and other local high schools and will endeavour to provide a smooth transition for all with additional meetings planned for ‘vulnerable’ children.

We work closely with other nursery provision to ensure smooth transition into our school from other settings. Children new to the school are invited to meet their class before joining us. Children in all classes meet their new class teacher before the start of the new school year; parents can also meet new teachers.

Our SENCo works closely with other SENCos and other professionals involved in a child’s care to ensure transition is as worry free as is possible.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

School's resources are allocated and matched to children's needs through developing, managing and reviewing a Provision Map (Provision Management). School resources are deployed to best meet the needs of the individual learner.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Schools assessment procedures, formal and informal, form the basis of such decisions and resources are allocated following the review of the provision map.