Thorburn Road, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 9LW

School Office: 01942 222721

Early years centre: 01942 776628

St. Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School

With Jesus we love, learn and pray: to grow in the St. Cuthbert's way.

Key Information

A warm welcome to all our families starting with us. We know that this new adventure can be both exciting and unsettling. Rest assured, we're here to support you and your family.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child on a number of occasions before they start with us in September 2024. In the meantime, we hope you find the information below useful. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions


 At St Cuthbert's, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. All of our planning  is currently centred around 7 Areas of Learning and 17 Early Learning Goals, the expected standard a 5 year old will reach, by the end of Reception. 


  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

(Self-Regulation, Building Relationships and Managing Self)

  •  Physical Development

(Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

  • Communication and Language

(Listening, Attention and Understanding and Speaking)

  • Literacy

(Comprehension,  Word Reading and Writing)

  • Mathematics

(Number and Numerical Pattern)

  •  Understanding the World

(People, Culture and Communities, Past and Present and The Natural World)

  •  Expressive Art and Design

(Creating With Materials, Being Imaginative and Expressive)

We will provide more information on this throughout the school year.

Sharing your child's learning...

You will have regular opportunities to share your child's learning through the year.

The easiest way is to email photographs and news to 


Routines and Timetables

We are very busy in Reception! Here is an example of the Reception Class daily routine:


8.50am- Doors open

9.00am- Breakfast

9.15am-9.45am- Phonics

9.45am-10.30am- Independent Learning

10.30am-10.45am- Literacy

10.45am-11.30am- Independent Learning

11.30am-11.45am- Music/RE/Wellbeing

11.45am-12.30pm- Lunch Time 

12.30pm-12.45pm- Dough Disco/Fine Motor Activities

12.45pm-1.00pm- Collective Worship 

1.00pm-1.15pm- Maths

1.15pm-2.00pm- Independent Learning 

2.00pm-2.15pm- Maths Mastery

2.15pm-2.45pm- Independent Learning 

2.45pm-3.15pm- Stories, Songs and Rhymes

3.15pm- Home Time 

School Meals

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a free meal at lunchtime. This is called “Universal Free School Meals”. We encourage all of our children to access a hot meal at lunchtime as a way to try a broad range of healthy foods as well as to develop social skills. We will assist you as best we can with any children who are reluctant to eat/try new foods. Please see School Meals Tab under the "Parents" heading of the website for menus and further information.


Click the link below which will take you to the Uniform page on our website! It can be found under the Parent's drop down menu. 

Breakfast and After School Clubs

Please contact the school office for up to date information regarding availability.

See the Extended Services tab at the top of the page for more information!

I'm Starting School! Guidance from Wigan Council