St Andrew's C E Primary School

School Details

"Our school is a very happy and friendly school. We work hard and we play hard."

Information about this school can be viewed on their 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 inclu de 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

  • breakfast club run by the school (contact school for 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 Familes 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 service team: 01925 446226

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Wendy Mckinnon
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01925 630497
Fax: 01925 630497

Where to go

St. Andrews C of E Primary School
Mardale Avenue

Other details


Local/National Service?

Local Offer


St. Andrew’s is a Church of England, 1 form entry primary school with approximately 200 pupils.

Not all entrances, classrooms and toilets are accessible.

Contact Name
Mrs R Tozer (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01925 630497
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
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?

We liaise with preschool settings to ensure smooth transition. Children are assessed regularly and all staff monitor and track the progress of children in their classes. The SENCo is involved in all Pupil Progress meetings and will signpost staff to relevant interventions. All children are assessed on entry using the Speech Link Assessment tool. School works closely with outside agencies including health and speech and language services.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

We operate an open door policy and parents are welcome to come in at any time to discuss any concerns they may have. There is also a direct line to the Pastoral and Welfare Officer.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

The class teacher and SENCo work together to devise a programme of support. Individual Education Plans are shared with parents and regularly reviewed. Progress is closely monitored and the impact of interventions is reported regularly to Governor’s. Our SEN Governor is a SENCo in another local primary school.  

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?

We start from a position of Quality First teaching for all children additional intervention programmes are matched to the learning needs of the child. Children are fully aware of the next steps in learning.

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

Regular meetings with parents take place to discuss progress. Staff are available at the end of every day to share good news. Other systems include phone calls home and celebration announcements in the weekly newsletter.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

We have a Pastoral and Welfare Officer who will work with both children and parents. We communicate via home and school link books and regular meetings with staff. Medicines will be administered in line with Warrington Borough Council recommendations.

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

Our Pastoral and Welfare officer offers support with domestic violence, budgeting and finance, benefits and can access services including Family Support, the School Health Advisor, Speech and Language Therapy, Family Learning and  Parenting groups.

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

All staff have been trained in Safeguarding and Team Teach, and we have a team of First Aiders.

Staff have been trained in a range of intervention programmes including Project X Code and First Class at Number. They are continuing to undertake regular training.

The SENCo has had up to date training on the new Code of Practice.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Whenever possible children will be included in all activities. Parental support is encouraged to support children on trips and with activities if appropriate.

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?

The building is partially accessible for wheelchairs and does have a disabled toilet. We work hard to engage parents whose first language is not English and have limited access to translators.

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

We have a close relationship with both the local secondary school and preschool settings to prepare and support your child to join a new school, transfer to a new school or transition to High School. Additional transition visits will be arranged when necessary.

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

We ensure that all funding for children with statements is used for resources and targeted support to meet their individual needs.

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

Individual class teachers, alongside the SENCo, will identify areas of learning where support should be targeted. Interventions are planned and delivered and their impact measured termly.