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Didsbury CE School

Didsbury CE School

Welcome to Didsbury CE Primary.     

Our Christian school exists to provide a welcoming environment in which everyone is challenged to fulfil their potential

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A warm welcome to Didsbury CE Primary School

Message from our Executive Headteacher

Welcome to Didsbury CE Primary School.  I hope that you find this website useful and that it gives you sn insight into what makes Didsbury so special.

 Didsbury is a 1 form entry primary school set in the heart of Didsbury village.  We enjoy very close links with our parish, providing excellent education for the children of this community for over 400 years.

When people come to Didsbury CE Primary, they tell us not only how beautiful our listed building is, but the warm welcome they receive, with staff who will do everything to support every individual child.  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 Didsbury and to God, Believe in themselves and in each other and Become well-rounded individuals who achieve the best for themselves and for society.

We are committed to teaching a broad and balanced curriculum where 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 Didsbury CE.

This website, together with our Facebook page, gives a glimpse of life at Didsbury.  The team and I look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you to our school and personally sharing our vision with you.

Helena Miller - Executive Head Didsbury CE & St Wilfrid's CE

 

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Admissions

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important responsibilities for a parent/carer.  Our website can not possibly convey the full atmosphere of our welcoming environment, excitement and challenge for learning and developing the 'whole child'.

Didsbury is one of the highest performing primary schools in Manchester.  We have aspirations for all children, evidenced in our excellent end of key safe results, especially ay the higher standard.  It is important to note that the success of our pupils in national tests and as they move on to secondary schools presents only a narrow view of the experiences offered here.  We are proud of our fully inclusive approach to children with special needs, the numbers of children who take part in sports, the creative and performing arts, our work in our the community, the development of enterprise and our promotion of a healthy way of living. 

Partnerships are essential.  We have strong relationships with governors, staff, children, parents, our churches and Trust schools and the local community.  This all contributes to our Christian ethos, achievements and as a school steeped in history, the upkeep of our impressive traditional school building.

Didsbury is a Church of England Primary School and is part of the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust.  We are a one form entry primary school for children aged 4 - 11.  Every September we welcome, 26 children into our nursery class and 30 children into our reception class.  

Please see the documents below for further details and for our admissions arrangements. 

Nursery Admissions

It is important to:

1.  Complete the application form which you can download here or obtain from the school office.  All application forms must be returned to the school office

2.  For those seeking admission under the Faith Leader's Category, please complete the Attendance Record for Admission (obtained from St James or Emmanuel churches) and submit to the Parish Office at Emmanuel where you will be issued with a Faith Leader's Reference Form to be submitted to the school office, along with your supplementary application.

Reception Admissions

It is important to:

1.  Complete the application form with Manchester Admissions by 15th January 2023 at https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/500321/primary_school_admissions/7264/apply_for_a_reception_class_place_for_september_2018

2.  For those seeking admission under the Faith Leader's Category, please complete the Attendance Record for Admission (obtained from St James or Emmanuel churches) and submit to the Parish Office at Emmanuel where you will be issued with a Faith Leader's Reference Form to be submitted to the school office, along with your supplementary application.

In order to fully appreciate the standards and the opportunities offered at Didsbury, the staff and governors warmly invite all prospective parents to visit us and see the school in action for themselves. To arrange a visit, please telephone the school office on 0161 445 7144.

 

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Didsbury Church of England Primary School
Elm Grove
Didsbury
Manchester, M20 6RL

0161 445 7144

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