Here you will find our latest news of events and announcements.  To give you greater flexibility in how you receive news you can join:

- our Twitter (https://twitter.com/smceps)

- our Facebook, which is fed from our twitter, (https://www.facebook.com/smceps)

- our mailing list (https://st-margarets.warrington.sch.uk/mailing-list)

We produce a weekly newsletter which is distributed by pupil post, usually on a Thursday, and  also through our mailing list.

Alternatively you can look at one of our three noticeboards near our entrances!

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ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES PLEASE USE THE LIVE CHAT ON THIS WEBSITE.  School admin agents are dealing with queries on this every week day.

Changes & upcoming developments:

05/04/20 - School Website -  Pastoral Care page updated with COVID-19 parent self-help guides

06/04/20 - Easter holidays & bank holidays (school open for key workers only), reduced curriculum offer online, signposting to fun activities instead!

20/04/20 - New school curriculum units available online

20/04/20 - Year 1 pupils receive Google Classroom passwords for working with parents

20/04/20 - New National Free School Meals vouchers issued, previous school-based system moth-balled (Wonde) - maybe used in future

27/04/20 - Outstanding FSM Wonde queries to be rectified

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Key Office/Contact Information

Revised School Office Hours 8.30am to 12 Noon.  Please avoid using the telephone support (as we now have less capacity).

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES PLEASE USE THE LIVE CHAT ON THIS WEBSITE.  This is manned every week day.

They will forward messages they cannot answer to our Vurus Team, our Free School Meal Team and our Key Worker Validation Team.

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NEXT WEEK: ONLY AGREED CHILDREN ONLY.  AS A KEY WORKER - BRINGING YOUR CHILD IN WHEN IT IS NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY OR YOU CANNOT WORK FROM HOME, OR NOT ON SHIFT (IE. THERE IS NO ONE ELSE TO LOOK AFTER THEM) INCREASES THE HEALTH RISKS TO THEM AND OTHERS. DON'T DO IT!  WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THOSE SUPPORTING NHS AND OTHER CRITICAL STAFF.

The overiding principle being applied in our school is to reduce the number of contacts being made between eachother, children to children, children to adults and adults to adults.  This will guide all our decisions when interpreting the advice from the government.  The decision to open or close the school to individual or groups of pupils rests with the school leadership.  This is a challenging time and as outlined by the Prime Minister we must all do our bit, whatever the inconvenvenience or situation.

The school is officially closed from Friday at the end of the day.  This is the default situation, however exceptions apply as outlined by the DfE. These exceptions apply where there is no alternative to your child being cared for through another arrangement, e.g. another parent or carer (these should not be those at identified increased risk or over the age of 60), or in terms of disadvantage where your situation means that you cannot provide effectively for your child (e.g. heating home, meal provision, highly specialist education support).

The exact groups that will fall into the exceptions are:

KEY WORKER & CLOSURE ADVICE

The school reserves the right to request parents to provide evidence that they fall within the exception criteria from all those with parental responsibility to secure equity in meeting our principled approach. The national guidance says 1 key worker, thanks to your support we have implemented 2 key worker at school discretion. This approach has been appreciated by parents and staff as this is saving lives.  If you wish to appeal a previous decision please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating how both roles contribute to the COVID-19 response.  Please remember our key priority is to reduce infection through children to our NHS staff.

Online resources will be used in school and at home.  Most sessions in school will be delivered online so there is the same approach whether pupils have to attend or not.  In this way pupils not attending will not be feeling they are missing out!  These are available from our Learn Online page on this site.

I have and continue to update the Chair of Governors regularly.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Metcalfe

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Self-isolation
If a child is unable to attend school due to self-isolation, has developed a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature, then we have been asked to reinforce the latest message regarding self-isolation for 14 days. If symptoms worsen parents should seek advice from NHS 111 online or by calling 111. If there is a risk to someone in the family with a severe medical condition again you should take medical advice.

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You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

THRIVE FOR LIFE (AUTUMN '19): A SENSE OF PLACE

Focusing on Geography and Culture, families joined us for two hours of fun and learning as they completed an orienteering course with age expected knowledge of countries and their features (such as capital cities).  Children made different types of bread from around the world, they made biscuits to represent different flags as well as the opportunity to make from scratch a curry base (to add meat or veg to at home) and chippatis.  

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THRIVE FOR LIFE (SUMMER '19): BE HAPPY, BE HEALTHYthrive

A fantastic evening was attended by a record number of parents - we think over 300!

Families took part in activities within four zones that promoted healthy lifestyles, online safety, anti-bullying and being safe with our national 'Kid Safe' programme. 

We ran a competition during the event for family tickets into local and regional attractions ncluding family trip to the zoo, swimming,  or cinema 

Look at our Twitter feed for photos of the event.

New Non-Smoking Policy cleanair

The school is consulting on a new non-smoking policy that the PSHE Team have developed. This is to improve the air enviromnment as well as prevention of smoking behaviours within children later in their lives.