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Alkrington Primary School


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.


Auction for RMCH

As part of our Dylan Dey events, a local artist, Justin Eagleton has kindly donated a limited edition pencil portrait of George Best.  This will be auctioned to raise funds for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.  If you would like to bid for the drawing you can send your offer to the school office in a sealed envelope – please do not include money at this point. The envelopes will be opened on the 19th May 2017 to reveal the highest bidder.

The portrait will be on display in the school office and a photograph of the drawing is below.

Rochdale Children's Champion

Each year pupils from Rochdale schools are elected as Champion and Deputy to represent the children of Rochdale at meetings and events with the LA, Fire Service, Police and a number of other agencies.

Applications for the election are invited from children in Y4 and Y5 and an application pack is available by clicking here.


The Summer Term is here.....

...with lots to look forward to... Including:

  • Summer uniform of school light blue polo shirt and/or summer dresses
  • SATs assessments for Y2 and Y6 ( w/b/ 8th May )
  • Lots of trips and visits
  • Outdoor Learning Day on 18th May
  • Summer sports activities...and many more

Curriculum Newsletters for each class will be distributed soon and then will be available on this website, for details of events activities and reminders

100% Attendance

Congratulations to those children who had 100% attendance during the spring term, from January to March.  There were, according to Mrs Bates' list, 147 of you, over 1/3 of the whole school.  

This includes 54 who also had 100% attendance for the term too.  A silver badge to those children and a bronze badge will be on its way to the spring term winners.


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



What's coming up!

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

  • Break up for the Easter Holiday - Friday 31st March
  • Return to school - Tuesday 18th April
  • SATs assessments in Y2
  • Y6 SATs week Monday 8th to Friday 12th May


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

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