Orrell Newfold Community Primary

Orrell Newfold Community Primary

Enriching the lives of all

St James Road, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 7BD


01942 207134

Emotionally Friendly School


Our EFS Champions are:

  • Mrs Fitzpatrick 
  • Mrs McGrath
  • Mrs Halliwell
  • Mrs Shaverin
  • Mrs Yates
  • Mrs Parkinson
  • Mr Pitts 


Check out the Healthy Schools News for families on the link below

January Healthy Schools Parents News.pdf

Healthy Schools News - Wigan Borough

January Healthy Schools News.pdf





Take a look at our Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy

Click Here


Supporting children to recognise their own wellbeing and mental health needs is an important part of our PSHE and RSE curriculum and a foundation for their learning at Orrell Newfold CP School.

Emotionally Friendly Schools (EFS) Award

We are currently in the process of applying to achieve an Emotionally Friendly School Status.

The Emotionally Friendly Schools (EFS) programme is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children's mental health and well-being.


The accreditation focuses on four key areas: 

  1. Staff Wellbeing and School Ethos
  2. Classroom Practice
  3. Assessing Children's Needs
  4. Supporting Individual Children


One of our key principles at Newfold, is to support the wellbeing of both staff and pupils. We aim to ensure that all children are happy, healthy and able to cope with everything that life may throw at them.  We promote and teach all pupils to be resilient, confident, have positive self-perceptions and appropriate coping mechanisms in a seamless and continuous method of delivery.

By adopting a whole school approach, we can ensure that wellbeing is central to everything that we do.

As adults, we ensure that we develop our understanding of emotions, self-control, positive relationships and keeping our mind and body healthy, in order to support our wellbeing and therefore we can have the best impact upon the pupils we support. We recognise, however, that the mental wellbeing of both staff and pupils can change from day to day and that there are times in everybody's life when a little extra help or support may be needed. Therefore, we have invested heavily in a supportive and nurturing system, the aim of which is to enable all individuals to flourish whilst on their Newfold Journey.


As a school we also seek advice and support from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service), School Nurse, Speech and Language Therapists, Paediatricians, the Primary Inclusion Team, the Educational Psychology Service and also Salford’s Learning Support Service. This helps to ensure that each individual receives the most rounded care possible.


Take a look at our Emotionally Friendly School Launch Video:

Click on the Link Below



What help is out there for you and your child?

Wigan Borough Council have PRE-PAID for every parent and carer in Wigan to access a course for parents/carers at https://clicktime.symantec.com/3HU8y26fpx3LExnsmv21dyx6H2?u=www.inourplace.co.uk) for residents in our area. There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents about children from bump to 19+ years.


How do you access?

  • In Our Place www.inourplace.co.uk If you haven’t used it already here is the access code for all the online courses (funded for residents): DEAL2030 or If, like many parents, you have already used this code, log into your account here and this course will be ready in your dashboard to start whenever you are ready.
  • Stress Management society - Dedicated to helping individuals and businesses recognise and reduce stress. Telephone: 0203 142 8650     Web: stress.org.uk
  • National Debt Line - A free and confidential advice service to help you improve your financial situation and take control of your debts.  Telephone: 0808 808 4000   Web: nationaldebtline.org
  • Samaritans - Helping you explore your options so you can make decisions that are right for you.  Telephone: 116123      Email: jo@samaritans.org  Web: Samaritans.org
  • Family Lives - For professional, non-judgmental support and advice that all members of the family can freely access.   Telephone: 0808 800 2222   Web: familylives.org.uk
  • Relate the relationship people - Offering a free and completely confidential chat with trained relationship counsellors. Telephone: 0300 100 1234 Web: relate.org.uk
  • ChildLine – Telephone: 08001111 Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Wigan CAMHS Team - Telephone 01942 775400 open 9-5pm please call 0800 051 3253 after 5pm for Greater Manchester Mental health.
  • Kooth – Free online service offering emotional and mental support for children and young people. Web: kooth.com
  • Young minds - Web: youngminds.org.uk   Text: YM  to  85258 We are a Mental Health charity for children, young people and their parents.
  • Kooth - https://www.kooth.com - sign up online
  • Young Minds - https://youngminds.org.uk. Text YM to 85258
  • Shout - https://www.crisistextline.uk 24/7 text SHOUT to 85258
  • CAMHS on 01942 764473 for urgent support and advice. After 5pm and weekends please phone 0800 051 3253
  • NSPCC - We're the leading children's charity in the UK. Telephone: 0808 800 5000
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