Westhead Lathom St James' C of E Primary School

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2nd October 14

Welcome to Westhead Lathom St James C.E. Primary School. My name is Mrs Albion and I am the headteacher. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our school and the children and staff within it who make it so special.
We are fortunate to be a small semi-rural school with excellent resources. One advantage of being small is that we know our pupils very well indeed. We soon know whether a child is very able or has special educational needs in a subject. We plan, teach and provide extra support according to their needs. 
All staff are totally committed to giving the children the best possible start to their formal education. The caring, family atmosphere gives the children a feeling of security, self-worth and belonging in a place where every individual is encouraged to fulfil their potential academically, socially, morally, spiritually and physically. We aim to develop a love of learning and life itself. These words figure strongly in our school prayer.
Every opportunity is taken to ensure that learning is purposeful, meaningful and fun. The curriculum is enriched with visits, visitors and themed days and weeks. It is not unusual to see the staff and children dressed up as Romans, or perhaps World War 2 refugees. These events bring the curriculum to life and make learning fun for everyone. We have very good links with our farming and ex-farming community. Some examples of our work and our most recent OfSTED report can be seen on this site.
We are very proud of the excellent behaviour in our school.
I’ve always believed that in order for a school to be successful a strong sense of partnership between school and the family must be nurtured. This lies at the heart of the children’s happiness and success. We are working together to give our children the best possible education.
We hope this website is a useful introduction to the school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us or, better still, come and see us at work during a school day. The teachers, children and I will be very pleased to welcome you.

Mrs. A. Albion

Wise Owls' Cafe Pops Up at the Royal Bank of Scotland

Y6 served tea and cakes to the general public on the front lawn of the RBS in Ormskirk.

More tag-rugby success!

Click the link to read all about our fantastic tag-rugby teams.

Min-y-don 2014

Our annual trip to Min-y-don Christian Adventure Centre was a huge success.

Ladies in Pigs Award Presentation

The Ladies in Pigs (and their big van Rosie) came to the school to present a prize to Isaac and Sam who submitted a brilliant recipe suggestion.

Rotary Junior Community Award Winners

You can read about our Year 6 award winners in this week's newsletter.

Danny makes an enterprising donation

Danny has raised £10.80 making and selling Loom Bands at the Car Boot Sale on the field next to the school. Well done and thank you Danny!

Pupils help Mr Beeston, our local Tree Warden, on an inspection of our school trees.

Our Summer BBQ was great fun!


The sun shone for us for our annual summer BBQ.  Everyone tucked into burgers and hotdogs as well as bringing additional picnic items.  We had lively games, including football and rounders.  Parents and families relaxed in the sun and enjoyed the summer Friday evening.

Ofsted Report

'The school provides my children with everything they need and more!'- Ofsted Report 2010.

Ofsted Report 2

"The care, support and personal guidance pupils receive are outstanding." -Ofsted 2010

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