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Shelter provides an Information Resource service for Merseyside residents from their office based in Liverpool City Centre. They provide guided self-help with housing, debt and benefit issues such as completing the correct forms, assisting people in finding accommodation and contacting lenders over non-priority debts.

  • Benefit claims online (ESA,JSA,UC)
  • Completing benefit forms (PIP/Work Capabilities/ESA 50)
  • Mandatory Reconsiderations for benefits (PIP,ESA,JSA)
  • Property Pool Plus Applications & Bids
  • Social Fund/Grant Applications (LCSS, Emergency Support Scheme)
  • Tenancy Deposit Checks
  • Sign post to specialised services
  • Free access to computers & telephones to support your Housing, Debt & Welfare needs

For more information, you can email Shelter at, call them on 03445151900 or visit

The Isabella Trust

The Isabella Trust is a charity that aims to raise awareness and provide information about the needs of children with ASD and SPD and the issues facing their families. For additional advice and support, please visit their website at


The Isabella Trust hosts regular courses and drop-in sessions at 60-64 Townsend Lane, Anfield, L6 0BA. Drop-in sessions are free of charge but please note that there is a small contribution of £5 from parents and carers and £17 for professionals for courses and presentations.

For further information or a booking form, please contact Siobhan on 0151 792 8178 or

Liverpool City Council- Come2gether Leaflet

For help and advice if your struggling to financially make ends meet, please see this leaflet.


May Half Term Activities


Dear Parent or Guardian 

The May Half Term programme starts soon and there are lots of great activities happening over the school holidays.  Children and young people will be able to access hundreds of activities throughout the half term break including specific provision available for children with SEND or additional needs, at no cost to you. There’s a great range of activities across the city including boxing, trampolining, football, music, dance, cycling, cooking, climbing, films, bowling, arts and crafts, drama, Jubilee activities, trips out and much more!  Every day there will be a meal available for every child that attends.

To find out where your nearest scheme and all the details of what is on click on this link - or visit and click on the May Half Term link.

When you have chosen an activity, you will need to contact that organisation to book a place.  Each organisation will have either a telephone number, email address or online booking system.  If your child has any additional needs or dietary requirements then please discuss this with the organisation when you book.  There is no central booking system so please read the details of the programmes on the website and ring the providers directly. 

Liverpool City Council is working with the local schools, voluntary and community organisations, and childcare providers to provide the May Half Term Activities programme. 

The Early Help Directory also provides a wealth of useful information and support for families - Early Help Directory


Sally Dobbing - HAF Project Manager


Please see below, the link to the new School Health Website

School Health Website

Parents can contact School Health on 0151 295 8415

School Information

If you would like know some more information about our school, please visit our School Information page. Alternatively, please contact the school office if you have any queries.

Joining our School?

If your child is due to start Reception in September 2022 and you wish to apply for a Reception place at our school, please apply online via Liverpool City Council.

If you wish to view our school before applying for Reception, please call the main school office to arrange a viewing. 

If you wish to apply for a place in Nursery, Year 1 or Year 2, please come along to the school office to collect an application form.


We Love Reading

Here at St Francis de Sales, we really enjoy reading books. We even hold Stay & Read events where parents come into school to read books with their child.

For more information, please visit our 'We Love Reading Page'

Come2gether - Struggling To Make Ends Meet?

If you need advice on benefits, child tax credit, council tax, etc, please see this leaflet on the services offered by Liverpool City Council. Download a copy.

Safer Sleeping for Babies

Please see this leaflet for advice on safer sleeping for babies. You can also visit the NHS website.

Family Park Run 2K at Wavertree

Please see flyer for more details on event.

View Flyer

Pupil Premium

As all children in Key Stage 1 are now eligible for free school meals, it is more important than ever that the school knows the number of children for whom pupil premium funding can be claimed for.

Parents can check their child's eligibility and apply at

NHS- Health Advice Films

During the winter months, illnesses such as coughs and colds become more common. A series of short films has been developed to support parents and carers and offer practical help and advice about a range of symptoms including coughs and colds, diarrhoea, vomiting and high temperatures. To view the films, please visit this link.


Alder Hey CAMHS

Alder Hey CAMHS (Liverpool FRESH CAMHS and Sefton CAMHS), are pleased to announce the addition of a new dedicated Crisis Care team which is now fully operational.

The newly formed Crisis Care Team will operate 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and all Bank Holidays.

The Crisis Care Team will be offering advice, consultation, and direct intervention to Children/Young People aged 0-18th birthday. Families, Children/Young people, and carers can now contact the team during operational hours on 0151 293 3577.

Assessments- Information for Parents

Reception Baseline Assessment 2022

Please see this document for information about Reception Baseline Assessments 2022


Please see this link for information from the DfE regarding primary assessment frameworks.

End of KS1 Assessments

Please see this document for information about understanding the assessment that your child takes part in at the end of KS1. If you have any questions, please see your child's class teacher.

Parent Workshops

The Liverpool Autism Training Team is a part of Liverpool city council's children services. They offer training, advise and support to families/carers of a child/young person aged 0-19 years who are awaiting an assessment of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or who have received a diagnosis.


YPAS - Young Person Advisory Service

LivPaC is a local parent carer forum in Liverpool independently run by parents for parents, carers, grandparents and family members who have a child/young person between the ages of 0 & 25 years with a disability, complex health needs, SEN or/and additional needs. Their aim is to involve and support parents and carers through working together, empowering each other and being advocates. They also work with professionals so that they can get improved access and better services for children and families aged 0-25. 

YPAS are also holding term-time wellbeing sessions. See this flyer for more info.

The Returner Project

A project for womxn/women who have been out of work for 18+ months due to carer or parental responsibilities. Please click here to view the poster.

Parents Evening

There are three parents’ evenings in each year, one in each term. The autumn term meeting provides an opportunity for parents and teachers to meet and share information about the children. The spring term meeting is designed for discussing the children’s progress during the first half of the year and the necessary steps for good progress during the second half. During the summer term parents will receive a written report about their child. There will be an opportunity to discuss this at the Parents’ Evening in the summer term. Parents are welcome to come into school at any time throughout the year, by prior appointment with their child’s class teacher to discuss progress or any concerns they may have.

Parents’ Meetings

Each term parents are invited to attend an informal meeting with the Headteacher to ask questions that they may be concerned about and discuss day-to-day issues. 

Parents Information Meetings

At the beginning of each school year, the school hosts parent information meetings. In these meetings, the teachers will explain how they teach the children phonics and mathematics in our school.

Liverpool Domestic Abuse Freephone: 0800 084 2744