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St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School

St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School

“Belonging, Believing, Becoming"

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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.


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St Wilfrid's CE Primary School is a one and half form entry primary school for children aged 4-11. Every September we welcome 45 children into our reception class - although high priority is given to children with Church connections, other local children are welcome and attend the school and nursery in significant numbers.  In September 2018, the Trust Admissions Governing Body have agreed to increase the number of children to 50.

Nursery Admissions

St Wilfrid's CE Nursery is very fortunate to have a Nursery unit, as part of our Early Years education on site.  We are proud of our school and all that we are able to offer. 

Our Nursery has a qualified teacher, together with two key workers. As well as a focus on social, physical and language development, there is a clear learning focus to all that takes place and and we are able to have a structured and clear approach to the teaching of phonics. The progress children make in our nursery, both socially and academically is excellent and this ensures that the children have built an excellent foundation before starting school.  The Nursery is staffed by a teacher and two teaching assistants. Admission to the Nursery is arranged the school term after the child’s third birthday, according to places being available, and is for eitherfull time education (30 hours) or 15 hours (part time): Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.  Top up sessions are available.

Like tha main school, the Nursery childrenl take part in Nursery Worship and Christian celebrations throughout the year, ensuring a strong Christian ethos  throughout the school.

Information about events can be found through the School’s weekly newsletter and the Nursery Weekly Letter  (obtainable either from our Nursery Information Page or from the School Office entrance).

You are always welcome in the Nursery. We hope that parents will join staff and children in visits and outings. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with you.

Admissions to Nursery can be made by following the link below

Get In Touch

St Wilfrid's CE Primary School
Patterdale Road
Manchester, M22 4NR

0161 998 3663