Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St. Richard’s Primary School.  We hope you get a feel for a vibrant and exciting school that puts children first and genuinely believes every single child matters. At St Richard’s you will find a warm, welcoming family atmosphere where we learn to love and grow in Jesus.

Mike Holden

Head Teacher

Our Ethos and Values at St Richard’s

Our Ethos

The staff and governors are strongly committed to building and strengthening the Catholic ethos of our school. This means strengthening and building the outward signs and experiences of the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church is the totality of the daily life of St Richard’s.

Hence underlying our teaching and relationships are the Gospel Values of:-

Love – Following the example of Jesus by loving our neighbours.

Respect – Listening and valuing other peoples’ feelings and opinions

Joy – Having fun, smiling and enjoying coming to school to see our friends and learn new things.

Compassion – Thinking of others less fortunate than ourselves and doing something practical to help.

Friendship – Working well together to make a strong, happy team and gathering together to celebrate successes and special events.

The school strives to build on the foundations of faith started from home, and seeks to provide an environment working alongside home and parish where the beliefs and values of the Catholic faith are taught, explained, developed and nurtured.

St Richard’s is a place where each child believes in their own potential in an environment where they can succeed and achieve.

Our Values

Our Collective Values at St Richard’s are:

Safe Positive environment

  • To be a safe, calm, welcoming environment where everyone takes pride in their surroundings.

Positive and Productive Relationships

  • To be a happy family community with respectful co-operative relationships.

Teaching and Learning

  • To promote excitement in learning through supportive and stimulating teaching that is progressive and constantly evolving.

Aesthetic and Spiritual

  • To be an inspiring environment with individuals living out the Gospel Values of Jesus.

British Values

Click to view our  British Values


Click to view or download https://www.victvs.co.uk/free-parents-guide-to-extremism-and-radicalisation/

Equality Statement

Equality Statement-Principles

Click to view our St Richards Prospectus 2017

Headteacher: Mr M. Holden B.A. Cert Ed.

St Richard’s Catholic Primary School

Sandy Lane • Skelmersdale • Lancashire • WN8 8LQ

Tel : 01695 722346

email: head@st-richards.lancs.sch.uk



Paper copies of all documents are available upon request to school Office on above phone number