Welcome to our School!

St. Wilfrid's is a Church of England Primary School, located in the historic village of Ribchester, famous for its Roman connections. The school was built in 1859 and has been expanded over the years to serve the residents of the village and the surrounding area. 

The Christian principles on which it was founded are still important today. We have close links with both the Anglican and Catholic churches in the parish. We are proud of our shared traditions and we enjoy close links with the parish of St. Wilfrid's and also the parish of St. Peter and St. Paul's in Ribchester. 

St Wilfrid's is a small school, catering very much to the local community. All the children know each other. The older ones look out for the younger ones and there is a caring feel to the school. Children can be happy here, enjoying learning and playing together.

We recognise that every child is unique and all of our staff work hard to ensure that each child reaches their full potential in all aspects of school life. We are dedicated to ensuring that all children leave our school with key basic skills to equip them for further learning - in particular good reading, writing and mathematical skills. 

This website should give you a sense of what our school has to offer, but more importantly you would be very welcome to come and look around. Please ring for an appointment and I would be very proud to show you our school in action. 

Angela Cottam, Head Teacher


School re-opened for all year groups on 2nd September 2020. 

To read the government information "What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term" click here

For the school risk assessment click here

Letter RE: reopening of school September 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) absence:  A quick guide for parents / carers

Public Health England letter to parents - September 2020

If you, your child or any member of your household test positive for COVID-19 please notify school immediately.  If the school office is closed please send Mrs Cottam, Miss Bailey and the class teacher a message on ClassDojo so any necessary action can be taken as quickly as possible.

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