Welcome to the website of
Alkrington Primary School
The official way to tell OfSTED what you think about our school is through the Parent View website.
When we get a call from OfSTED about an impending inspection ( we are told on the afternoon of the day before the inspection ) we have only a short time to canvas the opinions of parents and carers.
I will, of course, share the outcomes of the regular questionnaires which are completed, most recently in October 2016, however your support would be appreciated by visiting Parent View.
Here's the link. A registration, with a valid email address, and log-in are required;
When I looked this recently there were just 2 responses for this school, this year, so the more we get, the more representative the survey will be and a truer reflection of what parents and carers think about our school.
Thank you for your help!
Dates and Events
Have a look in the tab 'Diary' for a comprehensive list of events and dates up to the end of term.
Sports Day will be on Monday 17th July and parents and carers are welcome to come and watch. The timetable is like this ( approximate timings ):
- 9.30 - 10.30 Nursery and Reception
- 10.30 - 11.30 Year 1 and Year 2
- 1.15 - 2.45 Key Stage 2 ( Y3-6 )
The last day of the school year is Wednesday 19th July. School ends at 3.15 p.m. as usual, except for Y6 children who finish at 12.00 noon, after their Leavers' Assembly.
£4123.92 for RMCH
Thank you to all for your generosity and help with the event for Dylan, a magnificent total raised for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Dylan presented a cheque from school to Philippa on Thursday 15th June.
Balloon Release for Dylan Dey Day and RMCH
You might remember the occasion, at the end of March, when we released balloons as part of the support for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
The prize for the balloon which travelled furthest in the allotted time was awarded to Daniel Hadfield in Y3, whose balloon reach Whitby in North Yorkshire.
However, since then, we have had returns of tags from further afield, one in Sweden, and the one picture below was found in Denmark, by some tourists who live in Berlin, in Germany.
All letters and correspondence on the school website
Can't find that letter in your child's bag? Don't worry, you will be able to find it on this website.
All weekly newsletters are already here, but additional letters to year groups, or groups of year groups can be found in the tab 'School News' and the year group of your choice.
Many brief notes and reminders will now be sent by text message only, so make sure that we have the correct number and let us know if you want the message to be sent to more than one number in your family circle.
Outdoor Learning Day
Thursday 18th May was Outdoor Learning Day. Children took part in lessons and activities outdoors! Some have been on the school field or in the local woods, but where-ever they were; they were having fun, getting dirty and learning in the fresh air!
To make the occasion extra special our school was involved with a broadcast for BBC radio. There are pictures on the BBC Radio Facebook and Twitter feeds, apparently. Not quite the TV show we were promised but the BBC had a better offer - apparently. Sorry for the disappointment.
Dylan Dey Day
Thank you so much for the generosity and hard work you have shown over the last week or so to support our special day for Dylan. There have been fantastic efforts by staff and parents and donations from local businesses and others in the community in raising funds and awareness for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
Dylan, who is in Y4, is being treated for a very serious condition at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. He has been off school since the turn of the new year.
Dylan spent the day in school. We had a visit from a nurse from RMCH on the morning, and she talked to the children in assembly about Dylan's treatment and his condition.
His Special Day has included:
- Balloon release with over 450 balloons, Dylan did the countdown and Humphrey, the RMCH mascot, joined us
- Sale of donated items, such as rugs and cakes
- Saucy Sandwich breakfast – bacon and sausage butties during the morning
- Collections during other events for parents this week, like our Dance Show
- Staff have made pakoras and samosas for sale to other staff
- Children have made Easter Egg nests for sale
The Raffle draw has been made. A list of prize winners is available if you click here - RMCH Raffle Prize Winners
The provisional overall total for the collection/donation is £3,850. Here's Dylan with Humphrey:
Headteacher's Termly Award
Congratulations to those who have been chosen, for their hard work and good behaviour, for this award. The Spring Term letters have been sent out and a full list of the winners in each class is available if you click here - Spring Term 2017 Headteacher Award winners
Easter Bonnets and Decorated Eggs
Well done to all who came along today in their bonnets or brought along a decorated egg. There were many fantastic efforts. Some were chosen as winners. See below for some pictures and for a list of winners click here.
Spelling Bee winners 2017
Following the victory of our Times Table team in the competition in October against our partner schools Boarshaw and Elm Wood Primary Schools, our Spelling team were winners of the competition. Congratulations to the team of Y5 and Y6 children, who were:
Yasin, Sharon, Safia and Nooriyah in Y5 and;
Daniel, Ava, Chantelle and Fahm in Y6
World Book Day Thursday 2nd March
Well done to all who came dressed up to celebrate this day of books and stories. WInners were chosen from each class and are pictured below. Each winner will receive a £5 book voucher to spend at the Book Fair, which begins at school next Tuesday. All children will receive a £1 voucher to spend too.
Hate Crime Workshops
Children in our Y6 classes have had input from the LA's Equalities Officer, Yasin Khan, and have participated in workshops intended to aid understanding of hate crime and how best to manage it.
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
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.
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!
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!
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:
Or on the OfSTED website, click the link below:
Newsletters - can be found in School News/Newsletters