St Margaret's C E Voluntary Aided Primary School

School Details

Our mission is to release the maximum potential in every member of our school community, developing a safe, caring and Christian environment, where high expectation is the norm.

We are a Church of England Aided Primary School. We are a two form entry Church of England primary school. Our school serves families in Orford, Warrington.

Information taken from St Margarets CE 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 Margarets C E Voluntary Aided Primary (N)
    Please see separate entry under 'nursery' for more details.
  • Little Bears Playgroup Breakfast Club
  • St Margeret's Breakfast Club 
  • St Margaret's Link Club 
  •  breakfast club for the over 8's 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 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

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

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mr Christopher Metcalfe (Executive Head) Mr Matthew Boyle (Head of School)
01925 634207
Fax: 01925 243342

Where to go

St. Margarets C of E Primary School
School Road

Other details

Local Offer


Outlined here is our basic offer to all pupils and parents who currently attend St Margaret’s CE Primary School. Please contact the school office for further information if required.

Contact Name
Mrs A McGuiness (Enquiries and Admissions Secretary)
Contact Telephone
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?

Through baseline assessment and periodic screening we identify those pupils who have potential barriers to learning. These barriers may impair a child from making progress and may be considered as having additional needs to make that progress. Initial discussions take place with the school’s leadership, including the school’s Inclusion Manager and parents become involved as approriate.

Parents may have intial concerns regarding their child’s progress and should raise these with the child’s class teacher in the first instance.

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

If a parent/carer thinks that their child has special educational needs they should share this view with the school. This would normally be initially with the class teacher.

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

The provision for all children is planned and delivered by class teachers.  Sometimes support staff and other qualified teachers may be involved. Planning for all children is undertaken by the class teacher. Planning and provision for those with statements and Education, Health and Care Plans is coordinated by the Inclusion Manager. Support staff may assist in the delivery of some plans and are responsible back to the class teacher for the activities they undertake. The process for planning and provision is explained by the classteacher and/or Inclusion Manager during either plan review meetings or parent meetings.

The Governing Body has statutory duties for the provision of pupils with special eduicational needs.  They receive a report termly from the Head Teacher regarding the nature and perfoamce of special educational needs pupils.  An SEN Information Report is produced annually on behalf of the Governing Body.

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?

Curriculum match is achieved through Individual Education Plans, Learning Journal and Observation, Assessment and Planning processes.

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

We provide termly reports and an annual report  to parents/carers. We provide an opportunity to discuss progress of your child’s learning three times a year.

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

We provide a Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum which includes emotional health. We provide a Pastoral Manager and other support staff who enable enhanced provision for emotional wellbeing.

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

There are no specialist services based at St Margaret’s.

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

All staff receive annual generic training in the identification of special educational needs and in meeting common needs, for example dyslexia.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The school will endeavour full inclusive practices including school trips whenever this is practicable and safe.

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 complete building is fully accessible for wheelchair use.

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

SEN preparation and transfer is coordinated by the Inclusion Manager to ensure children are prepared and supported for their transition to and from the school.  Each situation is developed in a bespoke manner.

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

The SEN budget is allocated according to the collective and individual needs of children in the school.

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

Decisions about support are made in consultation with parents, however the needs of the collective and individual children will be the determining factors within the resources available.