About Us

Hale Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School intends to nurture the all-round development of every pupil. To achieve this we aim:


  • To foster the spiritual, moral and Christian development of the children whilst sustaining a respect and understanding of other faiths and beliefs.
  • To offer a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils.
  • To provide a rich and stimulating environment where positive learning takes place and where children can develop their true potential with enquiring minds and a love of learning.
  • To provide range of first hand learning experiences in order to encourage and sustain each child’s curiosity and spontaneity.
  • To develop children as independent learners who progress at a pace appropriate to them.
  • To provide a welcoming, caring and safe environment where children can develop self-respect and are able to cooperate with and show consideration to others.
  • To ensure the children appreciate the value of and essential equality between individuals regardless of sex, race, culture or disadvantage.
  • To establish high standards of behaviour and self-discipline whilst valuing children and their self-esteem.
  • To develop sound links with the home, involving parents in the life of school and the education of their children.


Leadership Team

Mrs Emma Fenton 
Head Teacher
Mrs Yvonne Buckley Mr Stuart Taylor
Assistant Head Teacher SENDCo Assistant Head Teacher


Mrs R Ford Mrs K Renton Mrs J Schwarze
Teacher Teacher Class Assistant

Key Stage 1

Miss H Mason Mrs Y Buckley


Mrs L Wilson-Perkins Mrs T Gledhill
Class Assistant Class Assistant

Key Stage 2

Mrs T Herd Mr S Taylor Miss R Tierney Mrs E Turner
Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher
Mrs H Stewart Mrs B Evans Mrs A Connor Mr M Whiteman
Class Assistant Class Assistant High Level Teaching Assistant PPA/Intervention Teacher


Mrs S Mullarkey Mrs J Linforth
Office Manager Administration Assistant

Site Manager

Mr B McDonald

Mid-day Assistants

Mrs W Main Miss D Hazelhurst Mr S Rangasamy
Mid-day Assistant Mid-day Assistant Mid-day Assistant


Our School Day

Key Stage 1

  • 8:50am – Children are welcomed into school
  • 8:55am – Register & Dinner Register
  • 9:05am – Assembly (15 minutes)
  • 9:20am – Letters and sounds
  • 10:45am – Playtime
  • 12pm – Lunchtime
  • 1:10pm – Register
  • 2:30pm – Playtime (Optional 15 minutes)
  • 3:10pm – End of school day

Key Stage 2

  • 8:50am – Children are welcomed into school
  • 8:55am – Register & Dinner Register
  • 9:05am – Assembly (15 minutes)
  • 9:20am – Support for spelling
  • 10:45am – Playtime
  • 12:15pm – lunchtime
  • 1pm  – Register
  • 3:10pm – End of school day

Further Information


Children may bring a snack for morning break but we encourage parents to provide a healthy snack, not crisps, biscuits etc.  Kitchen staff serve toast, a piece of fruit, milk or fruit juice for morning break.  75p per day is plenty and money should be brought to school daily in a purse or wallet, in small change if possible.  Pupils in Key Stage 1 also have a daily piece of free fruit in the afternoon as part of healthy eating in schools.


School lunches are provided free of charge to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  For all other children, school lunches cost £2.50 per day.  If your child has a school lunch the money should be sent into school on Monday morning in a sealed envelope with the child’s name on the outside.  If your child has a lunch occasionally, please send the money in on the day in a sealed envelope with the child’s name.  Parents who wish to claim free school meals may obtain a form from Halton Borough Council.  Even if your child is getting the universal free school meals, it is important to claim the free school meals allowance (FSM) as the school receives important funding based on this FSM entitlement called the pupil premium.  The pupil premium funding is used to support your child.  We don’t want to miss out on the funding they are entitled to.

Winter Meal Menu 2020-21


Red jumper/sweatshirt/cardigan, white shirt and school tie, grey skirt/pinafore or trousers, girls white/grey/red socks or tights (non patterned), boys grey socks, black shoes – not trainers

NB – Infant children wear a polo shirt without a tie.

For summer wear as above, or:  Red and white gingham or striped dress, red school caps.  Sensible sandals may be worn.

Hair accessories such as slides, ribbons, bobbles etc. should be fairly simple and if possible in school colours.

Parents are asked to ensure that all items are labelled clearly with their child’s name.

Uniform can be ordered online via www.stitchdesign.co.uk. We will hold a small stock of ties for sale in school.

Start and End of School Day

Children enter school and leave through their classroom doors. For After school clubs, the time and the exit door will be indicated in the letter. Please supervise children closely before they are admitted into school at 8.50 am and after they are collected at 3.10 pm.

We encourage the children to become independent as quickly as possible right from the early years. So each class teacher will have set up systems for children to put their coats, book bags, lunchboxes away etc. and go into class for registration. Similarly at the end of the day there will be established routines. If possible, can parents try to avoid coming into school at this very busy time, especially in the morning. If you need to give a message to the class teacher, you can pass in a note with your child or speak to Miss Cox in the office.

Safety and Security

Hale Primary school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Once the children are inside the building the doors are closed. We accept responsibility for pupils from 8:50am onwards – until that time pupils remain their parent’s /carer’s responsibility. Parents and visitors wishing to enter the school building should do so through the main entrance. Visitors to school will be asked for identification, will sign the register and will be given the school safeguarding statement to read. Regular visitors and helpers will be subject to checks in compliance with the school’s safeguarding / Child Protection policy.

For security reasons the Town Lane gates will be locked soon after 9:15 and opened at 3pm. At all other times parents should use the Hesketh Road gate.

In the interests of safety we ask that parents do not drop pupils off in the school car park at the start and end of the day. Please drive safely and park with consideration for our neighbours. Each year there are a number of complaints or worrying “near misses” because of irresponsible driving or parking. Parking outside of the garages in Hesketh Road is strongly discouraged as it causes great inconvenience to residents. The Hesketh Road gates are closed to traffic at the start and end of the school day.


Generally speaking if a child is taking medicine they are not well enough to attend school but there are occasions when it is appropriate for children to finish a course of medicine like antibiotics or take some other, mild form of medication. In these cases, parents will need to complete a form, giving all the necessary details for the medicine to be administered.   Our policy is on the website and available in the office on request. Asthma inhalers, like all medicines should be fully labeled and accompanied with written instructions on usage.


If your child is not well enough to attend school could you please inform us firstly by ringing school on the morning of the absence, before 9:15am, and then when your child returns to school send in a note.


For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and your child should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.  If your child is not well enough to attend school could you please inform us firstly by ringing school on the morning of the absence, before 9:15am, and then when your child returns to school send in a note.  Please let us know if your child has to attend a medical appointment.

We monitor pupil attendance and punctuality regularly and will write to parents of children whose attendance falls below 95%.  We will give you details on attendance in our newsletters and letters.  We celebrate good attendance by giving half termly certificates and rewards for 100% attendance.  At the end of the year we reward good or improving attendance and punctuality with Gold (100%), Silver (98%) and Bronze (96%) certificates.

Please keep us up to date with contact details in case your child is ill in school.

Home School Agreement 

At the start of each new year we send out the home/ school agreements with information for parents about internet safety, homework, behaviour expectations, permission slips for photos, local trips etc. It’s a lot of paperwork but it’s important to get these things sorted at the start of the year. Please return the letters or slips promptly.

Kids Club

Out of school care is provided by Kids Club.   For costs and how to become a member please see Kids Club prospectus.  You can pick up a copy from the school office. 

Contact details for Kids Club as follows:- Tel:  07498101647           Email: halekidsclub@outlook.com


We want your child to grow, develop, thrive and be happy in Hale School and we want to work in partnership with parents and carers so if you have any suggestions or concerns, please get in touch.



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Hale CEPrimary School

Contact Us

Hesketh Road, Hale, Liverpool L24 4AN


Suzanne Mullarkey | School Office Manager

0151 425 3023



Yvonne Buckley


Mrs Emma Fenton