Crossgates Primary School

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

01706 654573

If somebody in your household has Covid, you must all book a PCR Test.  If you have a positive LFT, you must book a PCR Test . I am asking that your child doesn’t return to school until they have a negative PCR result. They do come back very quickly. If you can, then please do a daily LFT with your child for 10 days.

If somebody in your child’s class tests positive, then the class and teachers must go for a PCR, they can return to school as normal. If your child’s result is positive, then they must isolate for 10 days.

We will always inform you via email if there are any cases that affect your child. Many thanks to the parents who have informed me immediately about their child’s results. Over the weekend please use my email –

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

Crossgates Primary School

Virtual Tour

Please click on the link below

to view the virtual tour of the school:


We are now offering parents of children who will be starting school in September 2022, the opportunity to come and meet Mrs. Norton

and have a look round the school.  Please ring the school office on Tel: 01706 654573 to make an appointment.




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 8.50 3.15
Wrens 8.45 3.15
Robins 8.40 3.10
Finch Unit 8.40 3.10
Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels     8.45 3.15
Owls 8.50 3.15


End of the Day

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

Small Playground - Reception and Year 1



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


Now all the children have settled back in, we are extending the day for all year groups, except reception. This is to ensure they are ready for the curriculum next year. We are not calling it catch up as that is very negative. It will just be for one day per week until 4pm. We will ensure the children have a break before they start their extra session.

Monday – Finches & Owls

Tuesday – Sparrows & Wrens

Thursday – Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels

Please collect your child from the normal collection place at 4pm.


Keep up to date with the latest school news and events, all through your smartphone or tablet.


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 Tuesday
Wrens Monday
Sparrows Friday
Finch Unit Thursday
Kestrels                    Monday & Friday
Eagles Monday& Friday
Falcons Monday& Friday
Owls 1


Owls 2


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