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Welcome to

Our Lady & St. Gerard's

R.C. Primary School

United in love and the light of Jesus, we inspire one another to learn, grow and shine.

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Statutory Information

Schools are required to publish a range of Statutory information (according to the School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 - No. 1124.


Please find the information and links below.  All the information is also available via relevant sections of the website. Our website is currently under review.

The school Day

School Timetable


8.45am - 11.45am (morning session)

11:45am-12:25pm Lunch

12.25pm - 3.25pm (afternoon session)


Our school gates open at 8:40am.  The school day for Reception - Year 6 begins at 8:55am prompt.  Each school day is currently 6 hours and 20 minutes.  Our total week is 31 hours and 40 minutes.  Our children (Reception to Year 6) have a 45 minute lunch break.  The school day always ends at 3:15pm and there are no early closures at the end of terms.  Our school hours are currently under review and consultation.


Foundation stage (Reception)

Start 8.55am

Lunch 11.45am - 12.30pm

Finish 3.15pm


Key Stage 1:

Start 8.55am

Lunch 12:00pm - 12.45pm

Finish 3.15pm

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4):

Start 8.55am

Lunch 12.15-1:00pm

Finish 3.15pm

Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6)

Start 8.55am

Lunch 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Finish 3.15pm

Admissions Arrangements

Please see our 'Admissions' page for information on admissions to Our Lady & St Gerard's Primary School.

Applying for place at our school during the school year (In-Year Admissions)

In-Year Admissions are admissions to school that take place outside the normal admissions rounds in September.  In-year admissions may need to take place for a variety of reasons.  


If you are new to the area and require a school place or if you already reside in the area and you want to move your child from their current local school to our school, your application should be made directly to our school and the child will be admitted where there are available places. 


To apply for a place, you can call in to the school office to collect and complete our In-Year Admissions form.  If you would prefer to fill this in and email it to us, it can be returned to  If you would like your application to be considered under our faith criteria, in addition to the In Year Admissions form, please also complete a supplementary faith form. Copies of both forms are available in the Admissions section of our website or from the school office. If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact us either by email at  or by phone on 01772 335025.

 Upon receipt of an in-year application, we aim to notify the parents of the outcome of their application in writing within 10 - 15 school days. Where places are available, but we have more applications than places, the published over subscription criteria will be applied, to ensure the correct child/children are offered the places.  If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and you have the right to appeal.  



The school's admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council.  If the Governing body cannot offer a school place, parents have the right to make an appeal.  

The appeal provides you with an opportunity to explain why you wish to register your child at our school.


Appeals should be submitted by the parent using the link below within twenty days of refusal of admission. The link has the appeal forms and advice on how to complete them:

Lancashire County Council will contact the parent in respect of the appeal application and inform them of the arrangements. They will be notified of the outcome of the appeal in writing.

Further information for parents on how to apply for a local school can be found on the Lancashire County Council website:

In-Year Admission Form


Please see our Attendance and Punctuality page for information regarding our attendance procedures. 


The measures determined by the headteacher under section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (determination by headteacher of behaviour policy).


Our Behaviour Policy is built upon the Gospel values of love, compassion and forgiveness.  We have just three simple goals:    Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.  Please visit our Behaviour page for more information about our Behaviour Charter.

OLSG Behaviour Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy

Please access the 'Policies' page to read the school's Charging and Remissions Policy, determinded by them under section 457 of EA 1996 (a).

Complaints Policy

Contact Information

Please click on the 'Contact us' page for Headteacher, Senco and School Business Manager details.  You may submit a contact form online or call/email using the details on this page.


We follow the National Curriculum for all subjects.  We have developed a scheme of work for each curriculum area to ensure progression through a curriculum which is broad and balanced.  See our Curriculum page for details of our curriculum and remote education.  We use a mastery approach to teaching Mathematics via White Rose Maths.  Click here to visit our Maths page.  Our phonics scheme is Bug Club Phonics which is a DFE approved scheme.  See our Phonics pages for more information.


For Religious Education, we follow the Come and See scheme.  See our RE pages for more information.


We regularly hold meetings and workshops for parents to enable a deeper understanding of our curriculum approaches.  Parents are kept updated about curriculum events and activities via Classdojo and through participation in parent/child sessions.


We aim for all children to be active participants in our curriculum.  Children with additional needs are supported via appropriate provision to match their needs.



Remote Learning Procedures

There is more information about our home learning platforms on our Curriculum page.

Equality Duty -Policy & action plan

Our Equality Policy & Scheme complies with the Equality Act 2010 and details how we:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

  • advance equality of opportunity

  • foster good relations

  • consult those affected by inequality in decisions

We comply with the public sector equality duty 

Our school aims to meet its obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010

  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

Having due regard for advancing equality involves:


  • Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.

  • Taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.

  • Encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

Financial Benchmarking Information

To access financial benchmarking information please click the link below


Salary Information

                             Annual salary                                Number of staff

                            £100,000 - £110,000                                    0

                            £110,000 - £120,000                                     0

                            £120,000 - £130,000                                     0

Governors' Information and Duties

Our Governor information is found within the 'About Us' drop-down menu in the Governors section.  

Key Stage 2 Results

The school's most recent Key Stage 2 results, as published by the Secretary of State, can be found in the School Performance Tables published on the Department for Education's website.

Please visit our Results section for more information.


Pupil Premium

The amount of the school's allocation from the Pupil Premium grant for this academic year, with details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year's allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.


Please see our 'Pupil Premium' page to access this information.

Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy

Special Educational Needs

Please visit our SEND& Inclusion pages to see information about our provision for SEND in our Special Educational Needs Information Report prepared by the school under section 317 (5) (a) of EA 1996 (duties of governing bodies in relation to special educational needs).  Our SENCo is Mrs Cowell.

Sports Premium

Please click below to access the sports premium information on our PE curriculum page.

Statement of the School's Ethos and Values

If you require a paper copy of any of the information/policies published on the school website, please contact the school office who will provide this free of charge.