Helena Miller - Head of School
Welcome to St Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School, where our caring and friendly atmosphere gives children a great start to their educational journey.
We are at the heart of a close-knit community in Northenden, which includes our amazingly talented and hard working pupils, dedicated, experienced staff and an active Parent Teacher Association. As part of the St James & Emmanuel Academy Trust, our Christian school exists to provide a welcoming environment in which everybody is cherished and challenged to fulfill their potential.
At St Wilfrid’s, our aim is always to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that encourages a positive attitude to the learning process. We expect high standards in teaching, learning and behaviour, which rubs off on children who are nurtured to become confident, resilient and, most of all, happy and secure at school.
Our high-quality teaching of the core curriculum is supplemented by sports activities, music lessons, choirs and clubs - we’re committed to encouraging children to discover their passions. And they feed off this sense of participation, be that in School Council, weekly class assemblies or annual productions.
So please do take the time to look around the website and get a glimpse of what life is like here at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School. And we’d love to have the opportunity to show you personally how our wonderful school is changing and developing into a school that caters for all the challenges of 21st century education. Please do get in touch and arrange a time to see for yourself why St Wilfrid’s is the right choice for your child.
We hope to see you very soon.
Matt Whitehead - Executive Head
I’m delighted to be able to welcome you to St Wilfrid’s CE. St Wilfrid’s CE was first established by St Wilfrid’s Church over 150 years ago and our historic church school provides high-quality teaching by caring staff in a warm, family environment. It has been a source of great pleasure to see the school blossom since joining the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust in July 2016.
St Wilfrid’s CE Primary is part of the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust, which also consists of Didsbury CE and West Didsbury CE. As part of the Trust, St Wilfrid’s CE benefits from strong links with these two schools.
So what can you expect from St Wilfrid’s CE Primary? We believe the academic, creative and spiritual development of your child must always be at the heart of everything we do, and to that end we focus on an exciting, modern curriculum where children are encouraged and nurtured to reach high standards in all areas of learning.When people come to St Wilfrid’s CE Primary they now tell us that it feels like a very caring school, with staff who will do everything to support children. By both cherishing and challenging your child, this is a school that children, parents and teachers have quickly come to love.