With Christ at our heart we grow, learn, laugh and love developing our potential whilst valuing and supporting the wider community



I am very pleased to welcome you to St Teresa's Catholic Infant and Nursery School at this exciting time in our journey.


Ofsted November 2016 said "As pupils come through the front door in the morning, there is a buzz of excitement."


RE Inspection 2014: "Pupils have a deep sense of belonging to the school community and value and respect others.”

“Pupils know and understand the school’s Mission Statement and understand the part they play within it.”


We are a school with great potential to continue the rapid improvements and developments made over the last year. We are an outward-facing school, with high expectations, working with a range of partners in education to continue to raise standards. 


Children come first at St Teresa's and we strive to work closely with parents to ensure that the time their child spends with us is safe and happy as well as successful. We believe parents are partners with us during the important years spent in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.


 We warmly welcome prospective parents to come and visit our friendly school to see and feel it for yourself. We would encourage you to visit during school time so you can see us 'in action.' Please telephone or e-mail the school office to arrange a visit with myself.


I look forward to meeting with you and your child.

Enjoy browsing this website. I hope the information provided will prove informative for parents and pupils alike. If there is anything you would like to see included or you would like to give us some positive feedback do not hesitate to contact the school office. 


Eleanor Daniels





We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.



About Us


We are a Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided School catering for boys and girls from 3 - 7 years of age situated next to St Teresa's Parish Church in the Birkdale area of Southport.

In addition to the Headteacher, the school staff consists of six teachers and seven Learning Support Assistants. The building has four permanent classrooms, a conservatory, a large multi-purpose hall and a school library. There is a large playground with quiet garden areas.


We pride ourselves on being a small friendly school where all adults, from the lunch time staff to the headteacher, quickly get to know all of our children. Our aim is to foster a love of learning in all of our children through understanding their learning styles, interests and offering the appropriate level of challenge and support for each individual child. We are passionate about developing the whole child - academically, socially and spiritually. At St Teresa's it is our mission to build our children's independence, confidence and resilience. We want every one of our children to achieve their full potential and for them to take pride in their own and others' achievements.


There are strong links between St Teresa's church and school. There are children's Masses that are held six times a year on a Sunday and also Masses held on special occasions during the year in the school hall. The children are encouraged to participate in all of these Masses; they take part in the offertory procession and do all the readings.  A number of parishioners come into the school to work with the children. Social activities are organised for both parish and school together.


We offer Breakfast club daily from 8am.

School History


The School was founded in 1869 as the parish school for St Joseph’s Parish. St Teresa’s Church was built later, next to the school. Links between parish, school and local community remain very close.The school has had quite a varied history, at one time having three schools operating on the site at the same time with over 500 pupils! During the war years the pupils spent only half the day on site since it had to share the building with the evacuees from St Joan’s Bootle. We still have the log book and punishment book, both dating back to the early 1900s.


Rising to the Challenge - An illustrated history of St Teresa’s School tells the story from 1869 to the date of its 140th celebration in 2009 and includes many photographs of the school in the past. The cost of the book is £2.00. If you wish a copy please contact the school.


St Teresa's rejoices in its long tradition but prides itself on being a friendly, child-centred school, with excellent standards and a forward-looking staff.
“A modern school in a lovely Victorian building” was how one Ofsted inspector phrased it.


On 14th October 2011 Canon John Gaine opened a major extension in the form of a new Foundation Stage 'Winter Garden' and new administrative area.


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