St. Oswald's

At St. Oswald's we pride ourselves on being a friendly, caring and nurturing school where all are valued as God's children.  Our children's well-being is at the heart of all we do.  The values of the Christian Faith underpin the ethos of our school and enable to stive for our vision for all.  We have a strong St. Oswald's community where all valued as unique individuals with their own strengths and interests.  Our dedicated and committed staff team, strive to provide the best possible opportunities for all our pupils in school and beyond. 

Be it known to all who enter here,

that Christ is the reason for this school.

The unseen but ever present teacher in its classes.

The model for all its staff. 

The inspiration for its pupils.



(32.5 hours per week)

Start: 8:45am                 Finish: 3:15pm

Morning Break:      10:30am - 10:45am


Nursery Lunch Break: 11.30am – 12.15pm

Reception Lunch Break: 12.00pm – 13.10pm

KS1 Lunch Break:          12:10pm – 1.10pm

KS2 Lunch Break:          12:10pm - 1:00pm

Nursery Session Times

Morning Session: 8:30am - 11:30am

Afternoon Session: 12:15pm - 3:15pm

Full Day: 8:30am - 3:15pm


History of St. Oswald’s Church of England Primary School

The school takes its name from the Parish Church in Netherton and is named after Saint Oswald. He was a Christian king in Saxon times. Oswald became King of Northumbria in the year 632 AD and was later killed in battle. He is remembered because he invited Aidan to lead a group of missionaries to convert people to Christ. Our school badge shows the crown of King Oswald and the cross of Jesus. The present building was a Church of England Junior School and was opened by the Countess of Derby on 21st October 1959.

In 1979 the junior school amalgamated with the county infants school and became St. Oswald’s Church of England Aided Primary School. The infant school became St. Oswald's Church which exists as the building next to the school.

In January 2001, a new community suite was opened by the Bishop of Liverpool the Rt. Reverend James Jones. In June 2003 he was back with us to open a new purpose built Nursery on the school campus.

A further extension was added during the Summer of 2005 when a "Family Room" was built, this provides facilities for parents’ courses and visits from other agencies.

The school celebrated its 50th Birthday on 21st October 2009.

In October 2009 the school was lucky to receive permission for a Primary Capital Building project. In October 2010, St Oswald's CE Primary School's building work was completed. The builidng was officially opened by the Worshipful the Mayor Cllr. Mrs Maureen Fearn and Bishop Richard Blackburn in January 2011. All classrooms are now bigger, the entire school has been refurbished, there is a new library area and a small group room for specialist learning, we now have a designated faith room and music studio. The school was also made more accessible for all, such as adding wider doors and a lift to enable all users to feel welcome and comfortable in our school. We are a fully inclusive environment.

In 2010 the ICT facilities in the school were also updated. iMacs and Windows computers are available for the children to use and develop more varied technology skills. In 2011 we added iPads to the collection and gained more in 2013.

Our junior playground was re-developed in 2012 and now has an Olympic ring to encourage the children's interest in sports during their playtimes and lunchtime and to ensure the legacy of the Olympics 2012 lives on.

In Spring 2014, the infant playground was re-developed and this offers a warm, thriving environment for the children to play.

In Autumn 2015, the school hall had a new roof fitted.

Our wonderful woodland area was constructed during summer 2016 for the children to develop forest skills and outdoor learning and the school's heating system was also updated in the summer of 2016.  

In 2017 we had new heating system fitted throughout the school and the following year in 2018 we had the interior redecorated.

In 2019 we added a daily mile path to the edge of the playing field and had a new roof over the kitchen area. We also celebrated our school 60th Birthday in October 2019.

In 2020 the infant playground was re-developed, with new play equipment such as a slide, a pyramid and a climbing area.

The school continues to thrive and develop each year, watch this space for future developments this year and beyond!

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

Tel: 0151 525 4580 | E: [email protected]