St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside , OL6 9DP
0161 330 5880

Welcome

'Together in Faith, Friendship, 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 expectations we have of our children and the high-quality education we offer: 

  • For the 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
  • Sainsbury Sports Gold Award 2020
  • Prior to Covid-19 we always finished in the top 10% of schools for Reading and Maths
  • Both the Headteacher and Deputy Head are Local Leaders of Education. They provide support to other schools in the local area
  • 2018 acknowledged by the government for finishing in the top 1% of 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 instil a sense of faith in the children, encouraging them to reflect on how they live their lives. We encourage them to learn from gospel stories about Jesus and be giving of themselves to others and show kindness every day. 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 for Schools" 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 their cultures.

We offer a dedicated team of staff who have incredibly high expectations and standards for the children. They 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 succeed. 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 citizens in the future. 

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 Primary and Nursery school for your child, I would urge you to do this. Please call the office for an appointment or ask for an information pack. 

I look forward to meeting you.  

Ian Noone, Headteacher