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St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School

St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School


Welcome to St Wilfrid’s Church of England School, Northenden, a primary school with a big heart!  I would like to warmly welcome you to St Wilfrid’s as you join us for the first time or as prospective parents.  As always, that welcome is extended to those families who already have a long-standing partnership with us.

It is a privilege to be the head of school of a strong and supportive community with our positive and friendly atmosphere reflecting our Christian Values and our links with St Wilfrid’s Church.  People often comment on the warm welcoming and atmosphere they encounter as they come through our doors, coupled with the exciting and creative learning environment for all, where they look.

We have high expectations of ourselves and of all of those associated with our school.  Our ethos is Belonging, Believing, Becoming; where children feel a sense of Belonging to the school, to the community of Northenden and to God, Believe in themselves and in each other and Become well-rounded individuals who achieve the best for themselves and for society.

Our aim at St Wilfrid’s is to develop your child to their full potential.  Our work here allows for all children to develop their academic, social and independent skills, supporting them to build confidence, self-reliance and make informed decisions and choices as they grow.  We want children to love school and love learning, making it a lifelong habit.  Children not only take part in high quality lessons in maths and English but also have the opportunity to develop their skill, knowledge and understanding in the full range of National Curriculum subjects.  This is supplemented with school trips, after school clubs and residential trips to ensure a rich learning experience at St Wilfrid’s CE

The school is fully committed to parental involvement.  It is vital that we support each other. As a school, we will keep you regularly informed of your child’s progress and of activities and events within school, the local community and across the Academy Trust.

If you require any further information about our school or would like to visit us, do contact me to arrange a suitable time.  We very much look forward to a happy and successful partnership with you.

Helena Miller
Head of School


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.

Matt Whitehead
Executive Head