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

March Healthy Schools Parents News.pdf

Healthy Schools News - Wigan Borough

March Healthy Schools News.pdf

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


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