Welcome to the website of

Alkrington Primary School



Thank you to those who have supported us in getting pledges for this scheme. The scheme has now closed and children, parents and staff from our school managed to collect 2734 pledges!

We were the school with the highest number of pledges, but came 2nd in the overall competition, so it appears, as the size of the school is taken into account when calculating the overall winners.

However, a fantastic effort - Well done for promoting more recycling in Rochdale!

Easter Competitions

Have a look in the tab - Gallery - Easter 2016 - for the pictures from the Easter Bonnet and Decorated Egg competition entries and winners.

Thanks to all children and parents/carers who have made this event another success.

Happy Easter!

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:


Middleton Schools' Tag Rugby Champions 2016

Congratulations to our fabulous team who, after three rounds of matches, were crowned local champions.  Well done to the team, Louis, Millie, Emmy, Shanice, Fortune, Daniel, Gracie and Kaylan; and coaches Mr O'Leary and Mr Lawlor.


The School Choir

Well done to Mr Parr and our school choir who performed in the Rochdale Music Festival in the grand surroundings of the Great Hall, in Rochdale Town Hall on Tuesday 8th March.

They sang two songs and were awarded 2nd place in their category.  Congratulations!


World Book Day

Well done to all those who came in their wonderful costumes.  Book tokens for next week's Book Fair were awarded to two children chosen from each class for their interesting and  imaginative costumes.  The winners were:

RW Renee H and Hope H  RR Henry D and Joshua P

1B  Isobel D and Penny P  1M Grace F and Ronan Y

2P  Sophia C and Alfie S  2C  Holly D and Alfie L

3B  Isabel W and Oliver B-W  3H  Frankie H and Evie S

4T  Isabelle M and Olivia E  4K  Oliver W and Madison OP

5A  Joe H and  Olivia R  5H  Hanalace and Samantha P

6L  Louis H and Maisie C  6M  Millie B and Amelia H


Maths Workshop for parents in the Reception Classes

Thank you to those parents who came to the workshop about helping your child with their maths.  If you weren't able to come, you can find the presentation if you click here, and the booklet if you click here.


Class 4K Assembly - The Romans

Well done Mr. Knipe and 4K. Here are some pictures from the class assembly on Wednesday.

The School Choir at Christmas

Mr Parr took the children from the Choir to sing in Middleton Arndale Centre and at Tesco, in the staff quarters, for some old people enjoying a Christmas meal.

Well done to all the children who took part - you sang beautifully!


Children in Need 2015

Thank you for the donations for Children in Need on 13th November.  A total in the region of £550 was raised.  Thanks to Mrs Watkin and the School Council for organising the event, the EY ladies for counting and Mrs Haselden for the artwork!


Parents' Questionnaire October 2015

The results are in and collated.  Click here for a summary chart for the school overall.  Individaul sheets have been shared with staff.  A collection of the comments and suggestions is also available by clicking here


Middleton Schools' Cross Country Champions


Since September pupils from year 2 up to year 6 have been taking place in a cross country league against local primary schools. In total 5 events have taken place at various schools. In the end Alkrington ended up joint winners along with St Thomas More. Congratulations to all pupils involved and thank you to the staff and parents who also contributed to this success.


House Cross Counry Competition


There was keen competition this week in the cross country event.  'Wood' were the overall winners and the individual winners in each age group were:


Boys   1.  Max Lambert  2. Alexander Topham  3.  Matthew Bland

Girls    1.  Blossom Peters  2.  Shantel Kalolo  3.  Darcy Frater


Boys   1.  Toby Farrington  2.  Yarn Ilunga  3.  Kai Din

Girls    1.  Molly Judge  2.  Zeina Kalifa    3.  Jessica Bonar


Boys   1.  Sam McGovern  2.  Will Harrison  3.  Rhys Wildbure

Girls    1.  Nesly Espisito  2.  Sharron Peters   3.  Robyn Clarke


Boys   1.  Brody Henry  2.  Mikey Farrington  3.  Ali Al-Attar

Girls   1.  Katie Wilkinson  2.  Samantha Pearson 3.  Gracie Howard


Boys   1.  Fortune Ndlovu  2.  Harry Milne  3.  Carlos Dos Santos

Girls   1.  Chenice Wilson  2.  Faith McGovern  3.  Jessica Higgins


School Council

School Councillors have been elected in classes from Y1 to Y6.  They are pictured below:


They are:

1B  Stanley Horton and Tilly Heil                           1M   Isa Hussain and Nathaniel Beswick

2C  Holly Darbyshire and Alex Sutton                   2B   Shantel Kalolo an Tilly Rose Pagent

3H  Ella Gilliburn and Niamh Dolan                        3B   Dylan Dey and Amber Rowan

4T   Connor Darbyshire & Francesca Davies       4K   Sharon Peters and Nicole Povah

5H  Chantelle Chingo and Ali Al-Attar                    5A   Gracie Howard and Reece Johnson

6M  Joseph Greenwood and Channel Hathaway  6L   Olivia  Carr and Maisie Cramp


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

A new tab has been added: 'Special Needs' with details of school policy, the 'Local Offer' and a report into current practice at our school.

SEND is managed in our school by Mrs Cliffe, for EY and KS1 and Miss Humphries, for KS2

Have a look!


Musical Performances

Some of the children who have music lessons at school performed for us in assembly.  Here are some pictures.....


Holiday Dates for 2015 - 2016 and 2016 - 2017

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


The new National Curriculum 

You can find out more in the Guide for Parents - click here




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