We update this page regularly. Last updated 16.06.2020
Please note that, as of 24th March 2020, St Patrick's is closed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
We continue to remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable groups at this time.
We kindly ask that you do not visit school unless dropping off or collecting your child at their dedicated entrance. The school site is closed to all but attending pupils and staff at this time. If you wish to contact us, please call school on 01422 373104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support.
We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times.
We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service.
Please stay at home, stay safe and keep watching our website for updates, advice and the ongoing support for children’s learning at home.
An update from Mrs Lomas 20.05.2020:
Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us. Please contact any of the following staff with any concerns:
Mrs Lomas, Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Hudson, Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
During this time we have also added an addendum to our existing safeguarding policy.
To view this document on our website, please click here.
To download this document, please click here.
Should you require some support during this time, if you feel you are finding things challenging and you are not sure what do do next, then the Family Support Team are here to help.
They are available weekdays between 9am and 5pm by calling 01484 386621
There is also support available at http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/category/help-and-support-coronavirus/ where lots of useful information can also be found about Covid-19.
Further support can also be accessed using the following contacts:
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565
Free School Meals
Families entitled to Free School Meals are notified by school with regards to arrangements made. During this time, we are providing families with contact free provision for FSM. Please contact the hub number if you require any support.
Hub number: 07901369079
Please note that this entitlement is different to Universal Free School Meals - which is where every child in Reception - Year 2 receives a free meal from school - funded by the government. This further entitlement needs to be claimed and is assessed by the local government.
If you think that you may be entitled to Free School Meals but you are not yet claiming these, a form is available online from:
or you can submit an application by calling 01422 288003 .
Please note that this service is taking a while to answer due to current demand.
You can also contact Mrs Robinson, School Administrator by emailing email@example.com
Reception Admissions 2020
Further information about admissions and appeals can be found here.
Communication from Calderdale Council
Please find a letter from Julie Jenkins - Director of Children and Young People's Services at Calderdale Council - attached below dated 19.05.2020 regarding an update relating to phased reopening.
As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare.
The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’
There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend.
The government’s message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible - #StayHomeSaveLives
Our school building is closed however we are currently able to provide emergency childcare based at Cross Lane Primary between the hours of 9am and 3pm on Monday - Friday. Transport is not provided.
Please contact the Hub on 07901369079
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you are eligible.
You will need to provide employment information in order for need to be assessed.
Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so.
Should that occur, we will work with the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available. The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at email@example.com.
During these unprecedented times, it is likely that your child/children will be spending more time online - for home learning as well as social interaction with family and friends.
While we appreciate that this is important during this time, we would like to take this opportunity to ask you to speak with your children about staying safe online.
Teachers will also be promoting online safety through the class Seesaw pages too.
Please find below a list of resources to support you as parents and families during this time:
4. Childnet has produced a Parent and Carer Toolkit which is a collection of three resources designed to help you talk to your child about their online life, manage boundaries around family internet use and point you in the direction of where to get further help and support. https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
Further information including how to further safeguard your devices at home can also be found by clicking here.
During this time we will email you a weekly newsletter each Friday via