Welcome from the Head of School
I am delighted to be able to welcome you to Didsbury CE Primary school set in the heart of Didsbury village. We are a forward-thinking , small primary school with a history of 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 that it feels like a very caring school, with staff who will do everything to support our children. 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.
Welcome from the Executive Head
Welcome to Didsbury CE, an historic church school providing high-quality teaching by caring staff in a warm, family environment. It has been a source of great pleasure to be the head from 2005, first as headteacher and since 2016 as Executive Head, and develop the capacity of the school to become the sponsor school of the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust which opened in September 2015.
Didsbury CE Primary is part of the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust, which also consists of St Elisabeths CE, St Wilfrid’s CE and West Didsbury CE. As part of the Trust, Didsbury CE benefits from strong links with these three schools.
So what can you expect from Didsbury 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. By both cherishing and challenging your child, this is a school that children, parents and teachers have quickly come to love.