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New Arrivals Guidance

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Mission Statement


‘Let your light shine.’

Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will have the light of life.’  

    John 8:v12


Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to our school! 

At St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School we celebrate, the uniqueness of each child as created in the image of God. We aim to provide a high quality education and environment where each person can develop their individual potential.

This booklet has been written for families of children who join St Vincent’s after the usual starting age in Reception.

This guidance is a summary of the most important information you and your children will need to know to make the most of education at St Vincent’s.

We do hope this booklet is useful. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to improve it.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Harrop

0161 911 8040

St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road


WA15 8EY

Term Dates

Follow the link to find this year’s term dates.

Timing of the School Day

Key Stage 1  (Reception – Year 2)

Doors open: 08:45                School ends: 15:30

Key Stage 2  (Year 3 - Year 6)

Doors open: 08:40                 School ends: 15:25

It is very important that children are on time.

At the end of the day, children should be collected from the classroom by an adult.

Please let the school know if your child/children will be late or absent, or if a different person will be collecting them.

Holidays during term time will not be allowed.

Sunshine Club

The Sunshine Club provides breakfast and after school sessions for pupils from Reception to Year 6. 

Breakfast club opens at 7.40am and the children are taken over to school at 8.45am.

Children who attend after-school club are collected from the school at 3.25pm; the club closes at 6.00pm.

There are also various After School Clubs; please see the class teacher for details or email the school office.

Our Values 

Our values are at the heart of St Vincent's. They support our school’s Catholic mission and underpin all we do. Values are taught through the curriculum, through our behaviour policy, ‘Stay on Green’ and in assemblies.


Pastoral Care Team

Your child’s wellbeing is incredibly important to us. We have a pastoral care team in school led by Mrs J. Gee and Mrs E. Sutton who provide support and guidance, not only for the children but also parents! If you would like some support from the Pastoral Care Team, please speak to your class teacher or Mrs Gee/ Mrs Sutton.

For more information, please use the QR code.



St Vincent’s delivers a broad and balanced curriculum which helps every child make excellent progress and develop a long love of learning. We have developed our curriculum to meet the needs of all children. As your child progresses through the school, they will build up their knowledge and skilfully apply their knowledge as skills.

For specific information about what your child will be learning in each year group, please follow the QR code to access your year group information.


Additional support

Children with learning or behavioural needs will be referred to the school’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordinators, Mrs Sutton and Mrs Farrell.


Your child/children will be given homework regularly. Please support this important work and make sure it is returned on time and completed to a high standard.

School meals

All children from Reception to Year 2 receive a free school meal.

Years 3 to 6 are able to have school lunches provided by our school catering team at a cost of £2.50 a day (£12.50 a week). There is always a vegetarian option.

Special dietary requirements are catered for.

If your child would prefer to bring in a packed lunch, please ensure it is in a lunch box and does not contain nuts!

Your child may be eligible for free school meals. Please see the office for more information.

Snacks and Water Bottles

Your child can bring in a water bottle so they stay hydrated throughout the day. Please make sure that it only has water in it- fizzy drinks and juice are not allowed.

Children may bring a snack, preferably fruit, in for break time. We are a healthy eating school so please do not send in chocolate or sweets.

Please avoid sending in nut products as some children suffer from allergies.

Medical Information

Please share any important medical information about your child with his/her class teacher.


Please inform the school of any changes in contact details, in case there is an emergency.


At St Vincent’s we take pride in our appearance and encourage all children to look as smart as they feel! Please make sure all items of clothing are named. If you need any help with the uniform, please contact us.

Winter Uniform (1st October up to the Easter break)


Navy pinafore dress or skirt 


School cardigan with school logo


Pale blue blouse / shirt 


Navy long trousers


School V neck sweatshirt with school logo


School tie


Navy socks or tights 


Black shoes


Summer Uniform (After the Easter break until 30th September)


Light blue checked dress 


Navy shorts


Pale blue polo shirt with school logo


Navy socks 


PE Kit- to be kept in a draw string bag.


Red school polo with school logo


Navy shorts




School Bags


School logo book bag R-Y2


School logo rucksack Y3-6


ESOL Courses

If English isn’t your main language, we can recommend this course to help you improve your English if you wish to. These courses are called English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL). If you wish to improve your English, it could make it easier for you to talk to teachers, understand the curriculum and homework.

The Hub in Altrincham runs ESOL courses but there are other locations in Trafford.

Follow the QR code to register your interest.



 We hope that you and your child enjoy your journey as part of the St Vincent’s Family!



Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn't be happier with St Vincent's, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent's, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey
Pupil’s behaviour is exemplary, and they respect and care for all in the school community - Denominational Inspection
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School Games Platinum Award 2021/22-2022/23
CPD champion School
Primary Science Quality Mark 2021-2024
Dyslexia Aware 2022-2025
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Music Mark School Member
All Together gold School 2021
Wellbeing Award for Schools
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360 Safe Accredited Safer Online Logo
Primary Geography Quality Mark Gold 2021-24
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools- Silver Right Aware
Leading Parent Partnership Award 2021-2024
EDPA 2022-2025 Award
Trafford Council Inclusion Charter
Improving Children's Mental Health: Place 2 Be