St Christopher’s RC Nursery & Primary School

Together in faith, friendship, kindness and courage.

Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880

"Aspire not to have more but to be more." Oscar Romero"Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa"For it is in giving that we receive." St Francis of Assisi"We are called to make the earth a beautiful garden." Pope Francis"Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Mother Teresa"I have come so that they can have life and have it to the full." John 10:10"Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life." John 146

Awards this year: Primary Science Quality Mark 2021; Music Mark 2021; Food 4 Life Award 2021; MEN 5/5 Star rating; 2020; Sainsbury School Games Award 2020.                


Together in Faith, Frienship, Kindness and Courage


A warm welcome to St Christopher's RC Primary. Ours is a friendly school serving the families and children of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the diocese of Salford. We pride ourselves on the high expections we have of our children and the high quality education we offer: 

  • For last five years we have been given a 5 out of 5 star rating by the Manchester Evening News. 
  • Awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (Guilt Award) 2021
  • Awarded Music Mark 2021 for the delivery of music
  • Food 4 Life Award 2021 for our work on diet, mental health and fitness
  • Sanisbury Sports Gold Award 2020
  • Prior to Covid we always finished in the top 10% of schools for Reading and Maths
  • Both the Headteacher and Deputy Head are Locall Leaders of Education. They provide support to other schools in the local area
  • 2018 acknowledged by the goernment for finshing in the top 1% schools for reading and 4% for mathematics 
  • 2018 Sunday Times 48th Best School in the country 

There are four core values that are embedded in all  that we do: Faith, Friendship, Kindness and Courage. We instill a sense of faith in the children, encouraging them to reflect on the way they live their life. We encourage them to learn from gospel stories about Jesus, and be giving of themselves to others and show kindness everyday. We actively support a number of charities: Cornerstones, Willow Wood and CAFOD. 

We teach the children to have the courage to be resilient learners and to think positively. The school follows Paul Magee's SUMO programme (Stop, Understand, Move On) approach to mental health. We also teach our children to be responsible citizens and to respect other people in our community, their values and cultures.

We offer a dedicated team of staff who are committed to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential. We strive to develop confident, self-assured, positive young people who love to learn, contribute and achieve. Academic performance is something we pride ourselves on, but of equal importance to us is a child's emotional development. We ensure that children have the best approach to work by teaching them about the importance of having a positive mental attitude and resilience.  We encourage them to pursue a healthy lifestyle so that they enjoy life to the full. Our rich and exciting curriculum ensures that all children have an opportunity to discover the talents they have. We offer stimulating topics that enable the children to develop the skills they need to be confident, motivated and successful learners. 

The best way to experience our warm and friendly school is by coming to spend time with us. If you are considering St Christopher's as a school for your child, I would urge you to do this.

I look forward to meeting you.  

Ian Noone, Headteacher


Latest School Calendar Events

Year 5 Advent Assembly via zoom09Dec2021

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Football Club09Dec2021

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Street Dance Club09Dec2021

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

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Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880