Crossgates Primary School

Kiln Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 3HB
Contact: Mrs. J. Norton - Headteacher
Mrs. J. Binns - Business Manager
Mrs. L. McGuigan - School Administrator/Clerk to Governors
Mrs. E. McMahon - Deputy Head/ SEND Co-Ordinator

01706 654573

If you would like a paper copy of any of the documents on the site, please contact the school office.

If someone in your house or support bubble is being tested, you must keep your child off school until you have the results and you must notify school immediately.   Please email Mrs. Norton straight away on

Emails are checked every day, even Saturday and Sunday. This will help to support the hard work we are doing in school to prevent bubble closures. Important information for school is when symptoms started. Thank you.

Crossgates Primary School

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Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Norton and Mrs McMahon

Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Policies > Safeguarding

Welcome to

Crossgates Primary School!

Thank you for taking the time to look at our great website. I hope you get a flavour of the exciting things that are happening at Crossgates.

At Crossgates we have high expectations and we reach them. We believe that every day at Crossgates should be the very best day a child can have. We value every part of the curriculum and every part of the school day.

When you visit our school you will be able to feel the warm welcoming atmosphere and observe the engagement in learning. Our children and staff enjoy coming to school. We are a family that works well together. We work hard, we play hard and we smile! 

If you wish to visit our school please contact the office.

Jane Norton


Please follow the one way system and drop your child off at the gate.  Wooden gate for Reception and Year 1, large playground gate for Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Class Start Time      Finish Time
Sparrows 8.45 2.55
Wrens 8.55 3.05
Robins 9.05 3.15
Finch Unit 8.45 2.55
Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels     8.55 3.10
Owls 9.05 3.15


End of the Day

Large playground - Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Small Playground - Reception and Year 1



On the day your child has P.E.they should come to school already dressed in their outside P.E. kit with a school jumper/cardigan on.  They will remain in their kit all day and do not need to bring their uniform to change in to.  

Class Day
Robins Wednesday
Wrens Monday
Sparrows Friday
Finch Unit Friday
Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels            Thursday
Owls Monday

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If you are a Keyworker and your child is in school, here are our lunch menus for the next 2 weeks;
W/C 22nd February
Monday         Cheese & Tomato Pasta or Jacket Potato with various fillings
Tuesday        Fish Fingers or Jacket Potato with
various fillings
Wednesday    Pizza or Jacket Potato with various
Thursday       Roast Turkey Dinner or Jacket Potato
with various fillings
Friday          Various Panini or Jacket Potato
with various fillings
W/C 1st March
Monday         Southern Style Quorn Burger or Jacket Potato with various fillings
Tuesday        Cheese Pie or Jacket Potato with
various fillings
Wednesday   Sausage or Jacket Potato with various
Thursday       Meatballs & pasta in a tomato sauce or Jacket Potato  with various fillings
Friday          Buffet Lunch
Usual Price: £2.30 each.