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Update: Monday 23rd March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am sure you have all heard Boris Johnson tonight make further decisions regarding social distancing and staying at home.

Please consider whether sending your child to school is the only option for you. Today, we had 28 children on the premises and additional children who are on the list but did not require care today. This makes it difficult to to follow social distancing guidance and requires a significant number of staff.

We appreciate that some parents are front line key workers, critical in response to COVID-19, and that we are the only option for childcare in order to shield the vulnerable.

But, if this is not the case, please look at other options. Where possible children should be kept at home.

Thank you in anticipation of your support, stay safe.

Mrs Lakner


Coronavirus – COVID-19: School is now closed for the majority of pupils.

We remain open to care for a limited number of children. vulnerable children and those identified as key workers critical in response to COVID- 19. Every child who can safely be cared for at home should be.

  • If you submitted a key worker registration form to school on Friday  we will have contacted you direct regarding provision from Monday 23.03.3030.
  • If you have not been contacted please do not bring your child to school until further notice. School will be open to answer questions you may have from Monday on 0161 338 4095 or admin@st-raphaels.tameside.sch.uk.

For further information please visit the Government Portal. 

A page has also been set-up on the school website with more information to support learning and activities at home;




For detailed information on SchoolMoney click here.

For detailed information on Tameside School Meals click here.


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.

All blessings

Mrs Lynn Lakner, Headteacher