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Welcome to St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to St Patrick's Catholic Primary School which is one of the family of Catholic primary schools in the Diocese of Leeds, serving within our parish the communities of St Patricks Church in Huddersfield and Holy Family Church in Slaithwaite. Central to our mission is the message of Jesus which lies at the heart of all that we try to achieve.

If you would like to know more about us, a visit to the school will help you appreciate the caring atmosphere we provide for our children enabling them to flourish and grow to become independent learners. Many Blessings!

School News Feed
  • Newsletter
    3 April 2020
    Newsletter - issue 26
    Good morning, Please find attached our Newsletter for this week, which includes details of Home Challenges and also how to celebrate Palm Sunday from your own home. We hope that all of our families remain safe and well during this time. Take care.
  • General
    27 March 2020
    Support and Help for Families
    We understand that this week will have been very hard for some of our families and we are putting together a bank of resources which may be useful to you. If you need help, or are able to offer help to others, please see the attached document.
  • Newsletter
    27 March 2020
    Newsletter
    Well done to everyone for making it to the end of another difficult week. We will try to continue with some form of newsletter where we can, to help keep Families and School connected during this time. Please be aware that school is now operating on a skeleton staff only, with most staff working from home. Our Breakfast Club has now closed until further notice, and the Crosland Care After School Club is also using a different premises over the next few weeks. We hope that everyone is keeping healthy and well, and continue to thank all of those who are working so hard to keep our Community safe.
  • General
    27 March 2020
    Kirklees Library Service
    Please find attached details of the new Kirklees Library Online Service to help and support all who are having to stay at home.
  • General
    22 March 2020
    Next Steps
    It is a strange 'Sunday Night' feeling when 'Monday Morning' will be so different for so many. For children attending school tomorrow, we ask that they come through the main entrance door at 9:00 (unless attending Breakfast Club.) Please wear school uniform and note that lunch will be the normal arrangements. Hometime will be at the usual time on the KS1 Playground. For children staying at home, we know that Parents are anxious to continue with learning. Class Teachers will be uploading weekly activities onto the school website. Please check 'Activities for Home.' The first work will be uploaded by Wednesday. This is a difficult time for all of our School Community, but we will continue to do all we can for our children and families. Thank you all for your kind words and messages to our staff over the last week. We very much appreciate your support.
  • Important
    20 March 2020
    School Closure
    Dear Parents/Carers Attached is a copy of the letter sent home with your child today regarding our school closure. We hope you all remain safe and hope to see you very soon. Thank you.
  • Important
    20 March 2020
    School Closure and Key Workers
    As you know, school will close today, until further notice. School will, however, be open on Monday for children of Key Workers, who are critical to the country. Please remember: If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. Please find attached a letter outlining the Government advice on Key Workers and how to inform school if you require a place next week. A letter from Mr Rowan will be sent out to all families later today outlining provision for those families who will be keeping their children at home. Thank you for your patience and support in this difficult time.
  • Important
    19 March 2020
    Fake Emails
    FROM WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE – PLEASE SHARE WE HAVE RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION FROM WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE – PLEASE SHARE It appears that a number of scam emails are circulating stating: if your child’s school is closed and your child is entitled to free school meals; then to send your bank details to the school and they will help you with funding while schools are closed. The links are fake. Please do not respond.
  • Important
    18 March 2020
    Government Announcement on School Closures
    Following the Government announcement this evening, it is expected that school will close to most pupils from Friday evening. School has heard this news at the same time as families and we ask for your patience as we work hard to follow this new guidance. We will give you further information as soon as possible, but this will not be ready by tomorrow morning. We understand that this is a very stressful time for all of our School Community, but please be patient with us. Thank you
  • Important
    18 March 2020
    Catholic Care Community Response
    Dear Parents/Carers Please read the attached letter from Catholic Care in response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Catholic Care will be launching its Community Response Service to support those in our Catholic communities who are sick, self-isolating, have been adversely financially impacted or are finding it difficult to cope. Thank you.
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Coronavirus Public Health Information

STAY AT HOME.  SAVE LIVES

School is now operating on a skeleton staff each day and providing essential child care only.  We are not following a curriculum.  

Every child who can be safely cared for at home must be.  Please help us to keep our staff safe by staying away from school where you can.  

The only reasons to leave home are:

  • To shop for basic necessities or pick up medicine
  • To travel to work when you absolutely cannot work from home
  • To exercise once a day, alone or with members of your household
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  Stay at home.

Call 111 if you cannot get help online.  First use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out waht to do: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

  • If you have symptoms, self-isolate at home for 7 days.
  • If you live with someone with symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms began.  
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