Parents as Partners

Parental Involvement

Parental involvement in children's learning is a priority at St. Oswald's CE Primary School. We aim to foster home-school links and to give you opportunities and encouragement to become involved in your child's learning.

Our Parental Support Adviser is Mrs McNally.  Should you wish to contact her, she is always on hand to offer support and is based in the Pastoral Office, she can be contacted by dialling school and pressing 3.

Her work involves: supporting parents and children to attend school regularly and achieve to the best of their abilities, getting to know parents and children at the school, liaising between staff, parents and outside agencies, making home visits, helping parents who have problems or need support, encouraging parental  involvement in the school.

Mrs. McNally is available from 8.20 a.m. until 3.50 p.m. Monday - Friday


Attendance at school is an absolute priority for your child.  We strive for 100% attendance from all of our pupils at St. Oswald’s CE Primary School. However,  we understand that when a child is unwell it is often necessary for him or her to stay at home.  Parents have a duty to ensure their child is not absent from school when it can be avoided.  

Since the recent changes in legislation which affect attendance at school, pupils are now classed as persistent absentees if their attendance drops below 90%.  This is equivalent to 1 day off in two weeks. 

Leave of absence from school during term time in any circumstances will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Further information can be obtained from the Attendance and Welfare section of the Sefton Council website.

Please click on the link below:

School Uniform

At St. Oswald’s we expect pupils to wear our school uniform, and be correctly dressed.  We believe our uniform adds to the ethos of the school assisting with good behaviour and fostering a strong feeling of belonging amongst the children. School uniform is worn by all the pupils and is welcomed by the majority of our parents.

Our school colours are red and grey.

School uniform consists of the following and some items can be purchased from the school office:


Red jogging suit for girls and boys. Pupils have pumps in the Nursery which they change into on arrival and change out of on departure. Earrings are not allowed to be worn in the Nursery or in any other year group.

Main School (Reception class to Year 6)

Boys- Black or grey trousers, grey school sweatshirt, red school polo shirt. Black school shoes (not trainers.)

Girls- Grey skirt, pinafore, culottes, or trousers. Grey school sweatshirt/cardigan with red school polo shirt. Flat black shoes with white or grey socks. Girls should have long hair tied up with red ribbons or other sensible decorations.

It is important to stress that students have to wear plain black footwear and a school jumper or cardigan.

A red school fleece or waterproof coat are also available.

Earrings are not allowed under any circumstances in any year group.

Optional Summer Wear

Boys – grey shorts

Girls - red gingham dress, white ankle socks, full, flat sandals

Indoor Physical Education

All pupils – Red school t-shirt, black shorts, black pumps (not trainers.)

Outdoor Physical Education

All pupils – Pupils may wear a jogging suit and trainers for outside PE lessons, an indoor kit should also remain in school.


Boys – Trunks not shorts.

Girls – Full swimsuits.

All pupils must wear a swimming hat for reasons of health and safety.

All pupils must bring a coat to school on swimming lesson days.


St Oswald’s CE Primary School does not permit extreme fashion hairstyles such as tramlines, decorative shavings, Mohicans or beaded hair.  Extreme use of colour is also not allowed in school.  Long hair should ALWAYS be tied back for health and safety reasons.

Equal Opportunities

The school is committed to equality of opportunity regardless of social background. In order to enable all pupils to access school uniform the school will provide uniform for pupils whose families may have difficulties in purchasing a uniform.

Parents having difficulties should approach Mrs McNally (Parent Support Advisor), Mrs Erskine (Bursar), or Mrs Cullen (SENCO).


Volunteering at St Oswald's is rewarding and fulfilling.  For more information please contact Mrs Clarke.


Sefton Local Safeguarding Board

For more information please follow this link.


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Arts Council Artsmark Gold Award
Church and School artnership Award Two
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Naace ICT Mark Accredited
British council International School award
British Council International School Award
UNICEF Rights Respecting School
School Games Award 2017-2018
Sure Start
Magic Breakfast Fuel for Learning
Internation School Award-2019-2022
Food Hygiene Rating Five
Arts Council England-Working Towards Artsmark

St Oswald's CE Primary School. Ronald Ross Avenue, Netherton, Bootle L30 5RH

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