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Alkrington Primary School

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 are taking part in races with 14 other local schools. Well done to all who have taken part, and special congratulations to the following who won their races, at the first event at St. Thomas More School:

Y4 Girls  Niamh Dolan

Y6 Girls  Katie Wilkinson

and at our school in the second race of 5:

Y2 Girls  Amelia Frater

Y3 Girls  Darcy Frater

Y4 Girls  Niamh Dolan

Y6 Girls  Katie Wilkinson

We had our own in school competition earlier this week. 

The winners were:

Y1 Boys                                      Girls

  1. Thomas Ibbott                     Aliyah Rahman
  2. Joshua Godfrey                   Chloe Millar
  3. Mason McCarthy                 Hope Hill

Y2 Boys                                     Girls

  1. Ethan McGovern                 Grace Foster
  2. Harrison Bancroft                Amelia Frater
  3. Dylan Ramos                      Ruby Halliday

Y3 Boys                                     Girls

  1. Jack McLean                       Darcy Frater
  2. Emmanuel Ohene               Isla Masters
  3. Liam Jones                          Blossom Peters

Y4 Boys                                      Girls

  1. Louis Kagame                     Niamh Dolan
  2. Yarn Ilunga                           Molly Judge
  3. Matthew Ireland                    Zeina Khalifa

Y5 Boys                                      Girls

  1. Sam McGovern                    Nesly Esposito
  2. Yasin Al-Abbas                     Natacha Barrett
  3. Joe McPeake Ibbott             Shakeal Sayers

Y6 Boys                                      Girls

  1. Mikey Farrington                   Katie Wilkinson
  2. Brodey Henry                        Fahm Hussain
  3. Dominic Godfrey                   Samantha Pearson

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, 

Story Writing Competition

Two of our Y5 children, Ali Al-Attar and Ava Walsh entered a nationwide story writing competition and had great success.  Their entries were judged as runners-up in the 7-14 age category.  In a presentation in assembly they were awarded a certificate and our congratulations.

If you would like to read the stories, click here.

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

Be Seen in Green

Thank you to all who came dressed in green and made a donation to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Friday 1st July.

We had a visit to school from Humphrey, the RMCH Mascot.

The Race for Life 2016

We have elected to support the Race for Life this year, to link in with our Daily Run.  The run was completed on Wednesday 22nd June, and a great effort by so many of our children.

On receipt of a donation, we've got some Race for Life medals, so please bring any monies as soon as possible, and hopefully by Friday 1st July.

The latest total is in the region of £5,200

The web address if you wish to make a donation via the Just Giving site is:


Thanks for your support.

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.

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

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!


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!


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 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