Welcome to the website of

Alkrington Primary School


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 will appear soon.


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.


Hallowe'en Scarecrows

We had a competition to make scarecrows to celebrate the Harvest.  Each class made a scarecrow and they were displayed on the school field for all to view.  The themes were Nursery Rhymes and Fairy tales - see if you can work them out!


Well done to our resident Worzel Gummidge, Mrs Mackie, for organising the event.


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


Run for your Life

You may have seen an item on the news and on the Pride of Britain Awards about a school in Scotland which organises a daily run for all children.  It has been recognised that this has real benefits for the children's health, fitness and well-being.  Perhaps we could have a go too?  Tell us what you think!

Click on the link to see a news report on it:




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!


After School Care at Alkrington

In an earlier Newsletter I explained that ‘Happy Days’, who provide after school care at our school, have been given notice to vacate the Community Rooms, which they currently use.

School is setting up its own After School Provision beginning on 3rd September 2015.  Initially the school provision will be based in the Infant/Small Hall, but once Happy Days have vacated the Community Rooms, will move there.

Many of you have already expressed an interest in using the new school facility and children’s names are on our list.  A letter will be posted to the parents of our new Reception children, and will be given to all children currently in school on Friday 3rd July.  The letter will be available inviting applications for this after school care. The criteria for allocating places will be on the letter.

The letter will, of course, include details of the hours, costs etc.  Places initially are limited to a total of 40 children each day.  Parents may request for a full week of care, or, for instance, three days each week. 

School will continue to provide a Breakfast Club facility, run on the same basis as currently. However it will be necessary to complete and return the application form in order to secure a place at Breakfast Club for September 2015.

All places and arrangements will be in place before the end of this school year, so make sure that you return the form to the school office as soon as possible and before the end of term at the latest.

Click here to download the letter.


Important Dates

Thursday 3rd September - School begins for the new school year at 9.00 a.m. Doors open at 8.50 a.m.

Years groups Y1 to Y6 begin as normal

Reception - Children who have attended Alkrington Primary School Nursery on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September.  Children new to our school on Monday 7th September.

Nursery - Intake for some begins on Monday 7th September and is staggered over that week


Sports at Alkrington 2014 - 2015

At our school we like to provide lots of opportunities for extra curricular activities, and full range, for different year groups takes place each week.  I am grateful to all the staff at Alkrington who support these activities, providing additional experiences for our children.

We take part in many competitions with other local schools, including:

Cricket, rounders, football, rugby, cross country, athletics, netball, swimming, water polo, badminton, hockey and basketball.

Many of these activities are organised by our sports coach Mr O'Leary, with support from Mr Torr, Mrs Greenwood, Mr Lawlor and Mrs Harrison.

The picture below shows many of the children who have taken part in school team events this year.  Well done!



Eco Council

Eco Council, led by Mrs Nixon, have been working hard to improve the school environment and teach our children about caring for the environment.


We've learnt an 'Eco Song'  Click here to watch and listen


The new National Curriculum 

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


What's New?


PE Premium Spending

Look in the tab' Statutory and other Useful Information' for details of how school spends the grant for PE, which was £9,250 for 2014 - 2015, or click here to see.


Curriculum Newsletters for the Spring Term - see tab on left side of main page


Look in Achievement Book for photos of the

Headteacher's Award winners for the Autumn Term 2014


Calculation Policy

If you have wondered how we teach calculation and would like to help your child, have a look in:

Curriculum / Numeracy - on the tabs on the left hand side of this Home page

for more details!


 Parents Questionnaire - October 2014

Thank you if you completed a form at or around Parents' Evening in October.  You  can help to improve our school.


Click here to view the document.






Flash Mob Dance

Click on the link below to access the video clip showing children from KS2 in Mr. Torr's Dance group.  Be patient - it takes a bit to get going!



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