Mather Street, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0DT


Mather Street Primary School

Federated with Yew Tree Community School (MY Schools Together)

Up and coming events

Friday 29th September 2023

Assembly and coffee morning for parents - everyone welcome.

Thursday 5th October 2023

Phonics information meeting for reception and Year 1 parents. 

Autumn Term - Opening times

Please remember that all children are expected to be in school by 8:50am. 

School closes on Friday 20th October for the half term holiday. Please remember that this year, the children will have two weeks off school. School reopens on Monday 6th November 2023.



Please be considerate of the neighbours and the children when driving near school. 



Admission arrangements for reception - September 2024

 A3 Admissions posters 2023-24 Rec.pdfDownload
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Here are the open days for Oldham Secondary Schools - if you need any further information, please contact the relevant school directly. 




Crompton House School

Thursday, 21 September 2023

By appointment only 5.15, 6.15 and 7pm

Hollinwood Academy Secondary

Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Wednesday, 11 October 2023

Morning: 9 -10am, 10.15 -11.15am, 11.30am -12.30pm
Evening: 3-4pm, 4.15-5.15pm, 5.30-6.30pm

Newman College

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

4.30 -7pm

North Chadderton School

Wednesday, 11 October 2023

5 - 7pm

Oasis Academy Leesbrook

Thursday, 21 September 2023

4.30 - 6.30pm

Oasis Academy Oldham

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

3 - 6.15pm

Royton & Crompton School

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

3.45 - 6.30pm

Saddleworth School

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Morning 9.30 -11am 

Evening 6 - 8pm

The Blue Coat School

Friday, 29 and Saturday, 30 September 2023

Friday 29 Sept (By Appointment Only)

Saturday 30 Sept Between 9.30am - 12 noon.

The Brian Clarke Academy

Thursday, 28 September 2023

4.30 - 7.30pm

The Co-op Academy Failsworth

Thursday, 21 September 2023

4.30 - 7.30 pm

The Hathershaw College

Thursday, 28 September 2023

5.30 - 7.30pm

The Oldham Academy North

Tuesday 26 September 2023

4 - 7pm

The Radclyffe School

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

5 - 7.30pm

Waterhead Academy

Thursday, 28 September 2023

4.30 - 7pm


Secondary applications for September 2024 - Closing date October 31st 2023

 A3 Admissions posters 2023-24 Y6.pdfDownload
 Y6 letter secondary school applicartions.pdfDownload
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 Support for families

Please see the attached information about help and support for families - please don't hesitate to contact school if you need additional support. 

 We can help families v4 2.pdfDownload
 We Can Help Talk v4.pdfDownload
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School Calendar 2023/2024

Please see the calendar for the academic year 2023/4. Please note that Mather Street's school holidays may be slightly different to other local schools. 

School Calendar 2024/25

 MY Schools Together school-calendar-2024-2025.pdfDownload
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Current Arrangements

Here are some of the arrangements we have in place to help to keep everyone safe. 

 Road safety

  • Parking space around school is very limited. Please avoid parking on the pavement at the entrance to school. For the safety of all the children, please be patient and show consideration to the neighbours and other drivers.


  • Dogs are not allowed on the school premises.


  • Children need to come to school, smartly dressed, in full school uniform. 

 Attendance and Punctuality

  • The current guidance is very clear that all children should attend school every day. Oldham Council will issue fixed penalty notices where attendance at school is not good enough. Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time and is collected promptly at 3:20pm.

 Coronavirus symptoms

  • If your child or a member of your household is displaying coronavirus symptoms, please follow government guidance and keep school informed.

Morning – children can enter school from 8:45am and need to be in class by 8:50am.

Morning Drop-off – parents will not be allowed on site

  • Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – drop children off at the office gate.
  • Children will walk to the junior playground and enter school as directed by staff.  
  • Year 1 and Year 2 – drop children off at the pylon car park gate.
  • Children will walk to the infant playground and enter school as directed by staff.  
  • Reception and Nursery – drop children off at the pavement gate.

 Collection (Nursery 12 noon; Reception 3:20pm)

  • Nursery and reception – collect from the pavement gate

 Gates will be open from 3:05pm

  • Year 1 and Year 2 – wait for your children on the infant playground. Staff will bring the children to you.  
  • Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – wait for your children on the junior playground. Staff will bring the children to you.

Families where the children are in different key stages. - School staff will direct Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children to the infant playground to meet their parents. (If there is a sibling in reception, collect the older children first.)


  • Please contact school by telephone, text or e mail where possible.
  • If you need to speak to someone in the office, please be prepared to queue.
  • If you need to contact your child’s teacher, please wait until all the children have left the playground at the end of the day to speak to the teacher or get in touch by e mail or telephone and they will get back in touch with you.

 Thank you for your continued support,

 You can still contact class teachers via the class gmail accounts

Miss Adshead - year1matherstreet@gmail.com 

Miss Rothwell - y2matherstreet@gmail.com 

Mrs Kantharia    - year3mather@gmail.com

Miss Prior - year4mather@gmail.com

Mrs McCreary - year5mather@gmail.com

Mr Turner - year6mather@gmail.com


Home Learning

 Please remind your children to stay safe online. There are lots of activities on our E-Safety page to help you. 

50 Things to Do ...

Follow the link to find a menu of exciting activities for families in Oldham with young children.

There are lots of suggestions for how to have fun and learn at the same time.

50 Things to Do ...


Infinity Initiatives C.I.C.

We have seen the Facebook post from Infinity Initiatives C.I.C. and the messages of support from a number of kind people that have offered to help one of our children.

We have a stock of good quality 'new-to-you' uniform items and our families are really good at donating items that their children have outgrown - we try our best to help our children so they have access to appropriate uniform. 

Our office staff are very helpful and will make sure any donations get to the child mentioned in the post. 

Thank you for your kindness and the support you have offered. 

Sally Brown, Head of School, Mather Street Primary School.

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