Welcome to St Wilfrid's
On behalf of the pupils, staff, parents and governors of St Wilfrid's CE Primary School I would like to welcome you to a school community where ‘Belonging, Believing, Becoming’ permeates everything that we do.
Our pupils are our most important consideration and we want school to be an enjoyable, exciting and memorable experience for them. School should be a place where pupils feel safe and secure, where they feel valued and cared for.
I hope that you find our website useful, however to experience fully what St Wilfrid's CE Primary School has to offer, please come and visit us. If you would like to visit us please contact the School Office to arrange a guided tour.
St Wilfrid's joined The St James and Emmanuel Academy on the 1st July 2016. We are part of a trust together with Didsbury CE Primary School and West Didsbury CE Primary School. St Wilfrid's is a one and a half form entry Church of England Primary school with an intake of 45 children each September. We also have a Pre- School Nursery which offers 15 hours per week placements and wraparound care. We have two Reception classes.
Our dedicated and dynamic team at St Wilfrid's work extremely hard to ensure that all our children are able to learn in an inclusive, safe and secure environment. We aim to provide a high quality education, which enables each child to realise their full potential.
Our ethos is Belonging, Believing, Becoming: where children feel a sense of Belonging to the school and community of Northenden, Believe in their ability and potential and Become well rounded and self-aware young people who can be a force for good in society.
The history of St Wilfrid's
The first school to serve the Northenden area was Sharston National School built in 1810 and later the Northenden National School was founded on the present Tesco site. After the closure of this school and Shadow Moss Primary School near Manchester Airport, St Wilfrid's Junior School was opened in 1961 as a two from entry junior school. It consisted of eight classrooms, a large hall, kitchen and extensive playing fields.
As a result of falling numbers in Northenden, in 1983 a merger took place between St Wilfrid's Juniors and Royle Green Infants. St Wilfrid's C of E Primary School was thus formed as a one form entry school. However, in response to increased requests for places, a new 45 place nursery was opened, together with four new infant classrooms. This opened in January 1997 and the school became a one and a half form entry school.