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  • Westhead Lathom St James' Church of England Primary School
    School Lane
    L40 6HL
  • Head: Mrs A Albion
  • T 01695 574078
  • F 01695 574 078
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 101
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 20th November 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 12th 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.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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