COVID-19 Advice for Parents and Carers

*** Important Parent Update from Wednesday 9th September 2020 ***

*** Newsletter 26.08.20 – Start of Academic Year Reminders – Return to School for all Pupils ***

Coronavirus – Covid-19

In the current Pandemic St Raphael’s closed to the majority of pupils on Friday 20th March 2020. Since Monday 22nd March 2020 the school has remained open to care for the children of key workers and for vulnerable children. From Monday 22nd June school opened to further pupils in the EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6. From September all pupils will return to school, we look forward to this and to welcoming the children back to St Raphael’s, all relevant letters/guidance can be accessed below. We will be operating under the latest DFE and TMBC guidance and will be in  touch with parents/carers via text and email over the summer break with any updates. Thank you for your continued support.

DFE Guidance for full opening: Schools

DFE What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

St Raphael’s Whole School Parent Letter – September Opening – July 2020

St Raphael’s RA – Wider Opening of Schools Sept 2020 V3

Nursery Parent Letter – September Opening – July 2020

Reception Parent Letter – September Opening – July 2020

Form – Before & After School Clubs Agreement – September 2020

Autumn Term 1 Booking Form


The Government have also launched the #backtoschoolsafely Campaign. Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.


Dear Visitor,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the St. Raphael’s Catholic Primary School website. we hope that you will find much to interest you. Here you can start to discover what makes St. Raphael’s such a special place, why children love to be here and why they remember it with such affection after they have left.

We are located in the rural setting of Millbrook close to the local towns of Stalybridge and Mossley. Our school provides primary education from nursery age to Year 6 accommodated across the main school building and the purpose built Early Years Foundation Stage. St. Raphael’s is a school which is filled with a buzz of happy activity and the warmth of positive relationships between pupils and adults.

The children are taught a broad and balanced curriculum by wonderful teachers, and the academic standards are high; but St. Raphael’s is about so much more than this. It is about our Catholic faith that teaches children to follow the example of Jesus. It is about giving everyone the opportunity to shine and be proud; it is about having the confidence to have a go at anything and the belief that you can succeed. We teach the children to have pride in themselves and to work harmoniously with others. St Raphael’s is a place of acceptance and respect for the beliefs of others and pride in what others do well. It is about the fun, magic and laughter of school life and the making of all those memories that last into old age.

I believe that it is these things that make our children lively, confident, thoughtful and articulate and is why they move on to fulfilling lives built upon the Gospel values and strong foundations laid in the school.

The website is constantly being updated so that we can fully serve our community, please keep coming back.

You can read the latest newsletter here.

If you are new to the school, or a regular visitor, I would encourage you to pay us a visit and to sample something of the spirit of St. Raphael’s. You can be assured of a very warm welcome.

If you would like to contact us click here.

Mrs Lynn Lakner, Headteacher