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  • Westhead Lathom St James' Church of England Primary School
    16 School Lane
    L40 6HL
  • Head: Miss Helen Clark
  • T 01695 574078
  • F 01695 574 078
  • E [email protected]
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 106
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 19th November 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 11th January 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

A warm welcome awaits you at Westhead Lathom St. James Church of England Primary School, a small school with a big heart.

In the semi-rural village of Westhead, on the outskirts of Ormskirk, St James:

• Consistently achieves outstanding results-In the top 10% of schools nationally and joint 7th primary school in Lancashire as listed in The Telegraph;
• Was judged outstanding in all areas of education ( OFSTED 2014) and also outstanding ethos and development of Christian character (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools – SIAMS 2015)
• Enjoys close links with St. James Playgroup and Church;
• Provides an exciting, rich and creative curriculum;
• Nurtures children within a family environment to their full potential across all areas of learning and personal development;
• Admits only 12 children annually into the Reception Class
• Is situated less than two minutes in the car from Ormskirk School (Secondary) and a mile from Ormskirk Town Centre;
• Provides excellent care within breakfast and after-school club;
• Offers many extra-curricular activities with a passion for sport!
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Special Education Needs

Westhead Lathom St James values each child as a unique individual who needs to be nurtured to their full potential. Sometimes special educational needs can create extra hurdles on that journey. We take these in our stride and endeavour to use the considerable expertise amassed during our collective years of teaching, together with a passion for learning new techniques and methods to provide an outstanding service.This enables us, with the support of parents, to overcome those difficulties and enable each child to become a fully rounded and well-balanced citizen with high-self esteem.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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