Head's Welcome

A warm welcome to St Margaret’s Primary School. We are all very proud of our school and our aim is that all new children to the school feel safe, happy and ready to learn.

St Margaret’s is a special place where children are encouraged to develop their unique God given talents. Our motto, ‘A Place to Become’, demonstrates our commitment to supporting each child to develop morally, spiritually, academically, and physically and foster aspiration and a belief that anything is possible.

St Margaret’s is a place where everyone is valued for their individuality and can develop their potential through quality experiences. As a Church of England Voluntary Aided school, within the Manchester Diocese, our learning is based on the Christian principles of love, faith and hope. We demonstrate love in the way that we accept and treat each other, we celebrate the faith of all those in our school community and we share the hope of all that the future will hold for us.

We feel that effective education is based on a strong partnership between school and home with the child being at the centre. We strive to build good, honest relationships with all our parents and carers.

We plan many exciting and enriching activities each term and strive to make learning as much fun as possible. We aim to offer the children first hand experiences on which to build their skills and knowledge.

We aim to promote self-discipline, good manners and co-operation. We want your children to be aspirational and we aim to teach them learning strategies in order for them to develop a real love of learning. Our children will learn HOW to learn, not just what to learn. All the staff at St Margaret’s Primary School are passionate about the children in their care and education in general. We aim to know every child personally, even if they are not in our class.  Teachers and leaders regularly attend courses to expand their knowledge and skills. We see ourselves as lifelong learners and would like our pupils to develop the same philosophy.

We hope you will take every opportunity to engage with us by communicating through the home/school diaries, learning journals, questionnaires, parent/teacher meetings, and informal chats. Our school is very much a community where all voices are listened to and valued.

The school has a very supportive Governing body. They play a key role within school supporting and challenging senior leaders and subject co-ordinators and can often be seen at whole school events and special occasions.

We have a breakfast club and before and after school club called ‘The Beehive’. This is privately owned but works closely with the school. Here children are able to socialise with other pupils of all ages across the school and engage in play based activities. Alternatively, pupils can complete homework or other academic study.

We value extra-curricular opportunities within school. A broad range of activities are on offer to the pupils. The school regularly participates in inter-school competitions in many disciplines. Please encourage your children to make the most of these opportunities.

We hope you enjoy our website.  If you would like to see any further information on it, or have any comments to make, please email: info@stmargarets.oldham.sch.ukwe really value feedback.

We look forward to working with you in partnership to enable your child to flourish and succeed.