Lathom Park C of E Primary School, Ormskirk

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21st March 19


Our small rural church school serves the Parish of Lathom and surrounding areas, including Skelmersdale and Burscough. We have close links with Lathom Park Chapel and Ormskirk Parish Church. Please explore our site and if you would like to visit us you will find a warm, friendly welcome.

Enquiries to the Headteacher: Mrs Carol McIIwain


"Ormskirk Lathom Park is a safe, happy and friendly school where pupils achieve well and develop in confidence.” OFSTED 2017

Keeping children Safe online:


For general advice and to answer any concerns/questions you may have, please go to the NSPCC website for further information, if however you would prefer to speak to a member of staff at school please contact the school office, thank you:

Red Nose Day - 15th March 2019


Thank you to all parents / carers and teaching staff who helped to make this a great fund -raising day for the children; the PTFA donated the Friday Cake money, children brought in £1 for wearing red and we sold all the red noses, plus Mrs McIlwain and Lathom Park School have rounded the fund raising to a fantastic £100.00 for Comic Relief.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

20th March - Parents Evening held between 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, details sent to parents

3rd April - Easter Service at Lathom Park Chapel, starting at 2 pm, details to follow

Easter Holidays - Starts Monday 8th April school re-opens Tuesday 23rd April 2018 at 8:45 am

24th April - WLSP Orienteering Event at Tarleton Academy, between 4 pm - 6 pm, details sent to parents.

2nd May - WLSP Cross Country Event for Years 5/6, details to follow

May Day Bank Holiday - Monday 6th May

13th  - 17th May - SAT's Exam week - for Year 6 and Years 2 pupils

16th May - WLSP Cross Country Event Years 3/4, details to follow.

6th June - Reception and Year 6 Height & Weight Measurements with the School Nurse, details to follow.

13th June - Mini Wheelers Activity, each Thursday until 18th July 2019

Further details for these events can be found on the school newsletters

Junior's visit to the West Lancs Council Chambers


On Tuesday (12th March) the Junior children were invited to visit the West Lancashire Council Chambers, where they met the Mayor and Mayoress, Lathom's Ward Councillor, had a tour around the building and learnt all about how the Council Chambers works, plus learning some interesting history about the origins of some of the traditions used by the Council today.

All the children had a great time and were made welcome by the staff at the Council Offices.

Jill Ryan -  Member Services/Civic Officer said of the children:

'We hope the children enjoyed their visit, the questions that they asked were really good and they were all so well behaved, they are a credit to their school.'

World Book Day


All the children and teaching staff had a lovely day dressed as their favourite book character.

Liverpool World Museum - Planetarium Visit


The children from Reception to Year 6 visited the Planetarium at Liverpool World Museum onTuesday 26th Feb, they had a fanastic time and their behaviour was as usual very good. A couple of our pupils were luckly enough to be choosen to try on an astronaut suit, which they both thoroughly enjoyed !

District Chess Tournament


Lathom Park entred two teams in the Distrct Chess Tournament on Wednesday 6th March which took place at Aughton St Michaels Primary School, they were up against some very tough competetion however they did fantastically well. one of our pupils won 4 out of his 5 games and gained an extra reward from our Junior teacher, Mr O'Toole for his great performance. 

Edge Hill University - Science Workshops


The children from years Reception to Year 6 attended two Science Workshops at Edge Hill University, they had a great time learning about sustainability, through listening and practical experiments, each child recieved a 'Super Science' certificate.

Sports for Champions


Matt Lee a Decathlon who represents England with Team GB, visited our school this morning as part of 'Sports for Champions'

All the children had a great time talking to Matt and completing the circuit training with him. Children who completed and returned the sponsor forms are pictured below.

The children had an great time at our last Forest School, both staff and pupils would like to thank the Forest School Instructor – Rachel Howarth for making the sessions fun, educational and getting all the children fully involved with outdoor activities.

What is Growth Mindset?

The term 'growth mindset' refers to a way of thinking, learning and taking on challenges. A person with a growth mindset is open to constructive criticism, takes feedback and uses it, takes on new challenges, pushes themselves outside of their comfort zone and shows resilience and perseverance.

Studies show that it is people with a growth mindset (as opposed to a fixed mindset) who achieve in life, are successful in all they do and are happy. Of course, this is what we want for all of our children.

Growth Mindset at Lathom Park CE Primary School

This year we are introducing to the concept of growth mindset and pupils will be participating in a range of activities to learn more about it and try to display a growth mindset in school and at home. Pupils are taught how their brains work and how new connections are formed when we try new things and practice them, over and over. We have had PSHE lessons, assemblies, yoga, praise assembly, go noodle and school values which promotes mindset.

Every day is an open day at our school

Please telephone to book an appointment

Tel: 01704 892375


Collaboration - link

As part of the collaboration with Haskayne CE Primary School we have found it beneficial to share resources.

Staff from both schools regularly take part in joint training sessions. We now have new Bug Club reading books in KS1 and KS2 and by sharing these resources with Haskayne, we have been able to purchase a wider selection. 

Click on the link below to visit the website of Haskayne CE primary school


We are currently in the process of improving our website, so if what you're looking for is not here please keep looking or ring and request for it to be added.