School News

Final Words From The Head!

Please find below a letter from Mr Inglis before he says his final farewells tomorrow and heads off into retirement.

Final words from our Head

We would like to wish Mr Inglis all the very best in his retirement and would like to thank him for his 34-years of dedication and hard work.


Happy Retirement Mrs Horner!

We are sadly saying a fond farewell at the end of this term to Mrs Horner.

Mrs Horner has been at our school for almost 20 years and will be sadly missed by all the children, parents and staff at our school.

We would like to wish Mrs Horner a very happy and long retirement.



We had a wonderful day celebrating our school turn 50-years old. on Friday 15th June 2018.

The day started off with a memorable church service led by Father Jerry, at St Margaret’s, and we sung hymns and heard readings which were used in the opening service of the school 50 years ago.

It was a real pleasure to see the delight and surprise on all the children’s faces as they returned to school for a huge party and a visit from the circus!  This event was enjoyed equally by staff and children.

To end the celebrations we have buried a time capsule this week which the children have put together containing many memories and hopefully one day this will be discovered and our memories will be once again be enjoyed.



Ugandaid Mini Market – Y6 Enterprise Scheme

The children in Red and Indigo Classes, along with Mrs Hornby, have been working really hard recently, planning and preparing for our annual Mini Market.

Their hard work certainly paid off this morning and the event was a huge success!  A grand total of £312 was raised for Ugandaid and a lot of fun was had by all of the children and staff!



Rewind to Easter – Year 5

Mrs Hornby took our children in Year 5 to the Baptist Church this week to take part in “Rewind to Easter”, a presentation and workshop aimed at children of all faiths, explaining why Easter is such an important festival in the Christian year.


Rhema Theatre Group

This week we had the pleasure of inviting the Rhema Theatre Company into school to perform their version of the Easter Story during our Collective Worship.

Following this some children had the opportunity to work with the company in smaller workshops.  It was a really lovely experience for all our children and staff to enjoy.


NSPCC School Visit

We welcomed the NSPCC into our school today and delivered their “Speak Out, Stay Safe” assembly to share information with our children about how they can keep themselves safe from harm and get help if they have any worries.  It was a really worthwhile and empowering session for both pupils and teachers.


School Attainment 2017

The achievement of pupils at KS1 and KS2 is well above the local Trafford and National figures 2017.

Low progress outcomes reflect the very high achievements of our pupils at KS1.

** Top State Primary School in the North West**

We are very pleased to announce that Altrincham C.E Aided Primary School is position 15 out of the 250 top state primary schools in England.  We hold first position in the North West of England in The Sunday Times top school table published this weekend.

The schools are ranked by the aggregated average scale scores (334) achieved by children in reading, grammar and maths.

This is fantastic news for everyone, and a brilliant achievement by the pupils, teaching and support staff.

** Nursery 2018 **

Our Nursery applications for September 2018 are now open.

Please download the attached application form and return it to the school office before January 31st 2018.

Please note we are accepting 30-hour funded places and are flexible with the days and session you may like to opt for to suit your individual needs.

We look forward to receiving your application for any child who turns 3 before Aug 31st 2018.

Nursery admissions 2018 supplementary info pack

Christmas Fair

Come  and support our school at our annual Christmas Fair – 12.00-2.30pm on

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Reminder School Open Parents Evening

Reminder for all EXISTING parents that we have got our open parents evening on Thursday 2nd November from 3.30pm to 6.00pm.

Please get your children to bring you along to have a look at all their work and to meet their teachers.

We look forward to seeing you in school on Thursday evening.


** Book Fair **

The next school book fair is starting on Monday 6th November and will be held every evening after school.  Please come and have a look and support our school at this event.  The school raises valuable money for resources by hosting this book fair. Many thanks in advance. Mrs Watkins.

Autumn Term Dinner Money

Dinner money for the second half of the Autumn Term is now due. Please send in £11.50 on a Monday morning or £89.70 until Christmas. Please make any Cheques payable to Trafford Borough Council.  If anyone wishes to change your dinnner arrangements please ensure you contact the school office giving 1-weeks notice. Thanks in advance.

Autumn Term 1 Dinner Money

School dinner money for the first half of the Autumn Term (for year groups 3-6) is now due. Please send in cash or a cheque made payable to Trafford Borough Council for the amount below:

£11.50 per week payable every Monday or £75.90 for the full half term.

Many thanks School Office

School Safeguarding Procedures 2017

School Safeguarding Procedures

Collaboration between Trafford Safeguarding Children Board and the other 9 Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children’s Boards has seen the development of Greater Manchester web based Safeguarding procedures. Trafford have integrated local processes and pathways where appropriate and the full set can be accessed through this web site.

Please be aware that you may be directed to the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership website for some of these policies, as this is the agreed site where all the procedures for safeguarding in Greater Manchester are held.

Further Safeguarding information under School Policy button.

Save the date for the leavers disco!

The Year 6 leavers disco will be held on Friday 14th July at 6:30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend and join the fun.  There will be lots going on including DJ, chocolate tombola, refreshments.

Hope to see you all there to wish the Year 6 children a fond farewell!


Mrs Hoolihan would just like to say a huge “Thank-you” to all the children and parents of our school for the kind gifts she received when she retired.  She is settling into retirement and it has been lovely seeing her back at school as a Grandparent joining in with school events.

Summer Term Dinner Money

The amount for the summer term dinner money is £75.90.  This amount can be paid via the school office either weekly or for the full term.  Cheques to be made payable to Trafford Borough Council.  Many thanks in advance.

New School Meal Menu

We are really pleased to let you know that we have now launched our new school meal menus which have been agreed with Trafford.

These menus will roll over a 3-week period.  You can view these menus under the school meal section of the website under the “School” tab.


30 Hour Nursery Funding Application

The application process to receive your 30-hour Nursery Funding is now available.  You can apply for this via the following websites or

Once you are in receipt of you eligibility code please ensure that you email or pass this to the school office so that we can make the necessary adjustments.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

The deadline is fast approaching to send in all your Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers.

If you have got any still at home then please send them into school this week.

Many thanks in advance.

KS1 – Drama Club

What an amazing start to the summer term with the launch of our new KS1 Drama Club.

The children had lots of fun playing games and exploring some familiar and not-so-familiar characters from well-known stories.  Everyone said they were looking forward to coming back next week!


Dinner Money – Summer Term

Thank you to those who have already sent dinner money in for this term.  The amount owed for this half-term is £64.40 per child.

Please make any cheques payable to “Trafford Borough Council”.

If you wish for your child to change their lunch time arrangements please ensure that you give the office 2-weeks notice.

Many thanks

School Office

Nursery – September 2017

Come and Join our fun and exciting Nursery in September 2017!

We currently have full-time spaces available and additional sessions available for new children or anyone already enrolled for September 2017.

If your child has turned 3-years old before 31st August 2017 and you are interested in a place or would like further information then please don’t hesitate to contact our school office at or on 0161 9287288.

We look forward to hearing from  you.


Goodbye Mrs Hoolihan!

We say a very fond farewell to Mrs Hoolihan at the end of this term after 22-years working at our school.  Mrs Hoolihan has been a very important part of our school as a parent, teaching assistant and now Grandparent!  We will all miss her but we wish her all the very best in her retirement.

We would like to wish you all a really Happy Easter and a relaxing break.  We will finish at 2:00pm on Friday 31st March and we welcome the children back into school on Tuesday 18th April.

Crossing Patrol Retires!

We are really sorry to see Wendy our long standing crossing patrol lady retire after many years of keeping our children safe crossing at the Cresta Court hotel.  We would like to wish Wendy all the very best in her retirement.  Wendy will be replaced by a gentleman who will start on Thursday 16th March 2017.

World Book Day 2017

Thursday 2nd March 2017

We will again be celebrating WBD at school and the children will be invited to dress up as their favourite book character.

We have got lots of fun activities planned during this week for all the children so watch this space for more details.

If you would like more information about WBD then please visit the website here.


PTA Valentines Disco

All Children and Parents from our school are invited to the Valentines disco on Friday 3rd February from 6:30pm.

Please see attached for further information

Valentine Poster

Ugandaid Own Clothes Day

Friday 13th January 2017

We will be holding an “Own Clothes Day” on Friday to raise valuable funds for Irene, the student we sponsor at the Nile Vocational Institute in Jinja, Uganda.  Please see attached letter for more details.

Ugandaid Own clothes Day Jan 2017

Dinner Money

Dinner money is £11.50 per week payable each Monday in advance. Please pay at the office or hand in to your class teacher in a named envelope. If you wish to pay for the Spring Term 3rd January 2017 – 10th February 2017, the amount is £66.70 Cheques payable to Trafford Borough Council.

End of Term

School closes at 2:00pm on Wednesday 21st Dec 2016 and we reopen on Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017.  Please note that Nursery closes at Midday on Wed 21st Dec and that there is NO afternoon session on the last day.

Mrs Hardy Retires

 After 10-years at our school Mrs Hardy is retiring. Mrs Hardy has played a huge part in school life and has supported many children over the years she has been with us.  Her dedication and hard work will be missed by all the children and staff at our school. We wish her all the very best in her retirement.

Year 6 Leavers:

On Tuesday 26th July we bid a fond farewell to all our Year 6 children.  We wish them all the very best as they start the next chapter in their lives.  You can see some pictures below of their final few days.

New P.E Kit

With Effect from September 2016 the school will be introducing a new P.E Kit for all the children.  Reception children will be wearing this new kit and we would like to see the other children start to wear this as and when their current P.E Kit needs replacing.

The full kit can be purchased and seen on our new uniform suppliers website at

Maths Teaching Methods

Parents can discover more about Maths teaching methods in the ‘Working Parent’ support pages. The School Year Diary is also available

Primary Mathematics Challenge

On Monday 27th June, four children from Year 5 visited St Ambrose College to take part in a Primary Mathematics Challenge. They completed a Maths Relay, raced around in a Treasure Hunt, tested their brains in the Problem Zone, and figured out some fiendish shape puzzles in the Kinaesthetic Room. The entire group said how much fun they had – they loved the challenges, and described their day as amazing, friendly and exciting. The team worked together really well to come 15th of the 27 schools taking part, and were fantastic ambassadors for the school.

To work in partnership with parents and churches, to nurture children in the Christian faith, and to provide them with the best possible educational opportunities.

Altrincham C.E Aided Primary School

Townfield Road, Altrincham, WA14 4DS

0161 928 7288

0161 928 7288