Welcome to the website of

Alkrington Primary School


Congratulations to the winners of:

Alkrington's Got Talent

Nooriyah and Madiha Hussain

Rochdale Service for pupils with SEND

For more information on the provision for pupils with special needs and disabilities see the link below:

Link to Rochdale's SEND Local Offer Website




Safer Internet Week

We've had assembly and class activities this week to encourage and show children how to be safer in their use of digital technologies.  Click here to see the Powerpoint presentation shown this morning in assembly.

Alkrington's Got Talent

Children in KS2 ( Y3 - 6 ) are invited to enter this competition, the finals to be held on Thursday 16th February from 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.

If you can sing, dance, tell jokes, do a magic trick or entertain us in any other way, get practising and email a clip which is not longer than 60 seconds to the school office email.

iPad Competition

Many thanks for the forms returned by many of you regarding eligibility for Free School Meals.  All parents/carers are welcome to apply regardless of circumstances, and therefore all have an equal chance of winning the star prize.


The draw took place during assembly on Friday 13th January and the winners was.....


Jenny Dao Y3

What's coming up this term

Lots of interesting things happening at school this term, between now and the Easter holiday; such as:

  • Year 1 Assembly on Wednesday 15th February at 2.45pm - parents/carers are invited to watch.
  • Alkrington's Got Talent / Valentine Disco for KS2 on Thursday 16th February at 6.30 p.m.
  • Break up for February Holiday - 1 week - Friday 17th February
  • Return to school - Monday 27th February
  • World Book Day - Thursday 2nd March
  • Book Fair - Begins Tuesday 7th March
  • Spelling Competition for Y5 and Y6 between Alkrington, Boarshaw and Elm Wood Primary Schools - Friday 10th March
  • Class Photos - Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd March
  • Parents' Evening - Wednesday 22nd March 3.30 - 5.30 and Thursday 23rd 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.
  • Dance Festival for Y3, 4 & 5 - Performances on evenings of Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March
  • Break up for the Easter Holiday - Friday 31st March
  • Return to school - Tuesday 18th April


Middleton Schools' Times Table Champions

Our school team, made up of pupils in Y5 and Y6, were victorious in the competition held at Elm Wood Primary School on Friday 14th October.  See pictured below the winning team, with teacher Aimee Hill.

Team members: Y6 - Mikey Farrington, Imogen Chadwick, Ava Walsh, Ali Al-Attar and Chantelle Chingo

Y5 - Louie Gagan, Sharon Peters, Connor Darbyshire, Nicole Povah

ECO Council for 2016 - 2017

Mrs Nixon organises our ECO Councillors on valuable conservation and environmental activites.  The council for this year is:

3B  Isla Masters   3H  Rory Jenkner

4K  Cody Hibbert  4T Will Gillett and Molly Judge

5H  Timi Adekunle and Zarah Khan  5M  Summer Taylor

Y6  Imogen Chadwick, Ellie Mae Stanley, Samantha Pearson, Brooke Baldwin

Reece Johnson, Nicholas Baron and Morgan Riley

Y6 children pictured below:

Cross Country Races

Our children have taken part in races with 14 other local schools. Overall our team finished in 2nd place, behind the winners; St. Thomas More. Well done to all who have taken part, and special congratulations to the following who won their races

Y2 Girls  Amelia Frater - won 1 race

Y3 Girls  Grace Foster - won 1 race

Y4 Girls  Niamh Dolan - won all 5 races

Y5 Girls  Nesly Esposito - won 3 races

Y6 Girls  Katie Wilkinson - won all 5 races

The Y5 team were winners too!


100% Attendance for 2015 - 2016

Congratulations to those children who have had perfect attendance during this school year (don’t be off tomorrow!)

They were presented with certificates and their gold 100% badges in assembly this morning.  There are many other children who will receive, before the end of term, a Silver or Bronze badge, for their first or second term of 100% attendance.

If you have any queries or think that your child has been missed out, check first on the attendance print-out which came with the school reports on Monday, and if you still think that they have been missed, please let me know.

They are:

Reception  Jack Johnson, Rosie Fildes, Jayden Parr

Y1  Daisy Eagleton, Luke Parker, James Temple

Y2  George Edwards, Shantel Kalolo

Y3  Jessica Bonar, Molly Judge, Nicole Mellor, Nifemi Akinwande, Louis Kagame, Stanley Morrison, Dazee Robinson, Toby Farrington

Y4  Jack Burton, Katerina Edwards

Y5  Luca Pop, Imogen Chadwick, Stephen & Mark Edwards, Jamie Meyers-Wilkinson, Daniel Turner

Y6  Emmy Abbott, Daniel Edwards, Louis Hargreaves, Faith McGovern, Heidi Taylor, Chanel Hathaway, 


Class 4T - Can't Stop the Feeling

Class 4T made a music video as a reward for everyone completing their Silver Behaviour Charts. Enjoy!

Can't Stop the Feeling by 4T

Be Seen in Green

Thank you to all who came dressed in green and made a donation to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Friday 1st July.

We had a visit to school from Humphrey, the RMCH Mascot.

The Race for Life 2016

We have elected to support the Race for Life this year, to link in with our Daily Run.  The run was completed on Wednesday 22nd June, and a great effort by so many of our children.

On receipt of a donation, we've got some Race for Life medals, so please bring any monies as soon as possible, and hopefully by Friday 1st July.

The latest total is in the region of £5,200

The web address if you wish to make a donation via the Just Giving site is:


Thanks for your support.

Rochdale Recycle4Schools

On 18th May children from our school went to Parkfield Primary School in Middleton to meet Nadiya Hussain, winner of BBC TV's 'The Great British Bake-Off' for the presentation of awards following the recycle4schools scheme earlier this year.

Parkfield were judged the winning school as their ratio of pledges to pupils on roll was greatest, but our school had the highest number of pledges, a magnificent 2,734.  Thank you to all who helped to raise awareness of recycling in Rochdale.

We did have some winners however; Ollie Burgess in Y2 had the highest number of any individual from any school, so received a 1st place award, and Jayden Parr in Reception came 3rd.

The slideshow below has pictures of our children ( the top ten in our school ) with Nadiya, along with some from other schools who were among the highest individual pledge getters!

A special well-done and 'Thank You' to Mrs Nixon, our own Eco-Warrior, who organised the scheme in our school.

Dance Festival 2016

More great performances from children in Y3, 4 and 5, and staff, in this year's Dance Festival.  Well done team!  See some pictures below:


Holiday Dates for 2016 - 2017 and 2017 - 2018

Look in Home/Term Dates for the latest news on school holidays for the coming two years!




OfSTED Inspection

The OfSTED report has been published and is now available on the OfSTED website.  The full report can also be viewed on the link below:


Alkrington OfSTED Report July 2013


Or on the OfSTED website, click the link below:




Newsletters - can be found in School News/Newsletters