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St. Thomas C.E. Primary School

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Astley Street, Leigh WN7 2AS

01942 672730




Due to the significant changes to free school meal eligibility following the roll out of Universal Credit we are encouraging as many parents as possible to apply for free school meals.


Due to the transition protection arrangements from the DfE , any child that is eligible for a free school meal before the 1st April 2018 will have that eligibility protected until the end of the roll out of Universal Credit (March 2022) or the end of their educational phase at that point.  Therefore any children in Year 3 today and eligible for a free school meal will continue to be eligible for a free school meal until the end of Secondary school.


If you are unsure of your eligibility or if your child has packed lunches why don't you apply anyway? You can do this online using the link below. Even if your child is in Rec, Y1 or Y2 it is worth applying to secure your entitlement whilst they are at primary school.




Welcome to St Thomas CE Primary School

I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher at St Thomas CE Primary School and strongly believe that this is a wonderful place for children to grow and flourish. Here we strive to provide the best possible education, giving children many opportunities to succeed academically and to leave with aspirations that enable them to succeed in life. As well as ensuring that we provide children with an exciting curriculum that develops a life-long love of learning, we also provide children with a vast amount of school enrichment activities.


I am very well supported at St Thomas' by a dedicated, hardworking and caring team who have the highest of expectations for all pupils. The opening line of our recent Ofsted report backs this up by stating- 'this is an extremely caring and nurturing school, where the needs of the pupils are at the heart of all the school does' (Ofsted, June 2015).


St Thomas CE Primary School is underpinned by deep rooted Christian values. Our school has an excellent reputation within the local community and we are proud of our strong, positive partnership with parents.


Thank you for taking the time to view our school website; it should give you a flavour of some of the magic that happens here. You are always welcome to arrange a visit to our school; the pupils would be delighted to show you what makes St Thomas' such an exceptional and enjoyable school experience.



Mr James Marsh


Ofsted said in its 2015 report:

This is a good school.
This is an extremely caring and nurturing school, where the needs of pupils are at the heart of all the school does.
Pupils' highly positive and trusting relationships with staff boost their self-esteem and confidence in learning as well as their willingness to try their best.
Exciting and stimulating learning experiences promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well.

Latest School calendar Events

PTFA Event - Disco28Mar2018

3:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Jnr Hall

School Closed - EASTER30Mar2018

12:00 am - 15 apr, 1:00 am

Calendars page(s): School calendar >>

Astley Street, Wigan WN7 2AS

01942 672730