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Urgent Notice - School will reopen safely as follows: Monday 18/01/21- closed to all pupils. Tuesday 19/01/21- reopen to Y10 & 11 only. Wednesday 20/01/21- reopen to Y9 (Y10 Y11 in attendance). Thursday 21/01/21-School will reopen to Y7 & Y8 (Y9 Y10 Y11 in attendance). Monday 25/01/21 School will reopen fully to include Y5 & Y6.

Welcome to Penkford School

“Penkford is a day maintained special school for children with social, emotional and mental health issues in the borough of St Helens, Merseyside. We cater for 55 young people from Year 4 to Year 11. We are a highly inclusive and innovative establishment. We believe Penkford is a centre of best practice for behaviour management, pastoral care and teaching and learning.”

Urgent Update Notice 22nd January 2021

School will reopen in stages for year groups as follows:

Monday 18th January - School closed to all pupils.

Tuesday 19th January - School will reopen to year 10 and 11 only.

Wednesday 20th January - School will reopen to year 9 in addition to year 10 and 11 attending.

Thursday 21st January - School will reopen to year 7 and 8 in addition to year 9, 10 and 11 *Note School will not reopen today to year 5 and 6 as previously advised.

Monday 25th January - School will reopen to include KS2EE class in addition to year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 *Note With regret school will not reopen today to KS2NN class as previously advised. We will update you as soon as this is possible.


Urgent Notice 9th January 2021

With regret school will be closed from Monday 11th of January due to a positive case of Coronavirus. Close contacts identified through NHS Track and Trace mean we will not have enough staff or pupils to open. We will keep you updated by email and text as we go through the week. Thank you for your support.

Parents and Carers of pupils due to sit the AQA 8720 Functional Skills English Exam on Tuesday 12th of January will be contacted once clarification has been received from the exam board as to what this means for your child and their exam grade.

All school and St Helens Borough Council updates and letters can be found in our News Section at the bottom of the website - Coronavirus Update Headteacher and School Letters.


Should you require a paper copy of our website or any of the information, for requests of paper copies of information from the website or general queries please email 

Contact the School

Penkford School

Wharf Road
WA12 9XZ

Main Contact: Ms A Kyle

Report an Absence: Mrs R Savage

Safeguarding: Mr D Francis or Mr J Mckune

Family Support: Mrs Y Hall

SEN: Mrs J Jackson

Curriculum: Mrs N Laughton

Careers: Miss F Maxwell

Tel: 01744 678745
Fax: 01744 678748

SEN Contact: Mrs Janet Jackson

SEN Email:

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

Tel: 01744 678745 | Fax: 01744 678748 | Email:

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