About our school
Our school is a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic Primary and our church is St. John the Baptist, Dowling Street. We have very close links with the church - in fact we are one and the same! The Governing Body comprises Foundation governors and also elected members from the community, parents and staff.
We are a one form entry school. However the Governing body agreed to take an additional 15 children for two years only in 2011 and 2012. This means we have one extra class of children moving up through the school. Children are admitted according to age into the relevant class, with our Nursery class being for our youngest children then Reception, Year 1, Year 2, up to Year 6. Our children leave at the end of Year 6 and go on to a number of different secondary schools. We are one of the feeder schools for St. Cuthbert's RC High school, Rochdale.
The staff always expect a wide range of ability, and consider the children as individuals with individual educational needs.
Please note: Leave in term time will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. "Exceptional circumstances" can be described as rare, significant, unavoidable and short AND that the leave/absence could not reasonably be scheduled at another time.