Welcome to our website.Hoole St Michael Church of England Primary is a happy, friendly school with our children’s best interests at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to ensure that every child is successful in the key areas of English and Maths and we are keen to see this recognised in the results they secure. However, we also want them to learn and experience more than this through a broad and stimulating creative curriculum and a range of extra-curricular opportunities that complement our work in the classroom.
Our staff is talented, hard-working and caring. We strongly value links with parents, the church and the community and believe working in partnership will help to provide the best possible education here at Hoole St Michael.
We are also fortunate to have a fabulous outdoor environment including an outdoor classroom to facilitate outdoor learning; millennium garden (complete with sundial) for quieter moments; a
well-fenced pond area for nature observations and gardening plots for all classes. Our children all enjoy learning and exploring in our Forest School Area.
All in all we feel we have a beautiful setting where our children can grow and learn.I hope you enjoy finding out about us. If you are not a parent and would like to visit, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Juliet Price (Headteacher)
About Our School
Hoole St Michael Church of England Primary School is a voluntary aided school offering a primary education to 4-11 year olds and is maintained by Lancashire County Council as the local authority.
The school serves the local communities of Much Hoole and Little Hoole as well as attracting families from as far as Penwortham and Tarleton.
The original school building dates back to 1850 and is set in pleasant surroundings with extensive playing fields. In 1995 additions were made to the building with further refurbishments in 2002 and 2005. We have also extended our reception outdoor area and introduced a Forest School Provision. Recent landscaping work has resulted in a stimulating and well resourced outdoor space which provides one of the best possible environments in which to learn.
‘THIS SCHOOL CONTINUES TO BE GOOD.’
‘Pupils’ exemplary conduct and good attitudes to learning demonstrate the pride they have in their school. They are articulate and eager learners who welcome the opportunity to share their learning with visitors.’
‘Pupils enjoy attending school. They know that teachers want them to try their best and not give up. Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning. They explained to inspectors that they may not understand something the first time, but they are willing to keep trying. They do not give up when they encounter difficulties. Pupils are polite and well behaved. Children in the early years are curious and show an eagerness to learn.’ Ofsted 2021
Our school logo is quite unique in that it celebrates the work of Jeremiah Horrocks, the astronomer. He was a lay reader at Hoole St Michael Church when he discovered the transit of Venus in 1639.
Our Church School
Our school is a Church of England Aided School. This means that our school is partially funded by the Blackburn Church of England Diocese. It also means that Christian teaching is at the heart of everything we do.
Our school can be described as a small school, which in turn means that our community is very close knit. Everybody knows everybody! We also have the advantage of being able to offer small reception class sizes, which help our children make a flying start in their first year with a very favourable pupil teacher ratio.
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