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Alkrington Primary School


Class 4K Assembly - The Romans

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


Election of Parent Governor

Thank you to all who voted in the recent election.  The outcome was:

Chris Ibbott   59 votes

Clinton Judge   36 votes

 Therefore Chris Ibbott is elected to serve as a Parent Governor for a term of four years as from 15th January ‘16.

 We now have 10 out of the 11 posts on the Governing Body filled.  I shall provide details and photographs of members in a Newsletter coming soon.

 A vacancy still remains for a Co-opted Governor.  I invite any interested parties, who are not parents of pupils current at our school, and have the interest, time and skills and abilities to make a contribution to the governance of our school, to contact me to express an interest.

For details of the full membership of the Governing Body click here.

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!


School Crossing Patrol

Please be aware that as from 1st December 2015 there is no school crossing patrol at the junction of Kirkway and Kingsway during the afternoon.  The Council are attempting to provide cover but at the moment none is available.

Please take extra care!


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!


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!



The new National Curriculum 

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



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