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Elm Wood Primary School

Headteacher's Welcome



 A warm welcome to Elm Wood School’s website.  Throughout the web pages I hope you will enjoy a wealth of information about our school, and enjoy with us some of the fantastic events that have taken place.  The website is updated regularly, sharing with you key events and dates that are up and coming.  We hope that the website fulfils all your needs, but if there is anything missing, please let us know.

Before you begin to explore, here is a little information about Elm Wood Primary School. 

This is a warm and welcoming school where all children are valued, feel secure and develop into confident life-long learners. 

The building itself was built between 1908 and 1910 and designed by the architect Edgar Wood. English Heritage consider the building to be one of the most important of its kind in Europe. 

There are at present 15 classrooms in the main school building; including a nursery which caters for 26 morning and 26 afternoon children and 8 two year old children. The nursery provides a highly motivating inside and outside learning environment.

Facilities in the school include: a separate canteen (which is away from the main building), a large library, a vast outdoor area for EYFS, a Therapeutic Inclusion Room (Th.Inc Room) and a music room. Within the school grounds there are two purpose made adventure areas: one for the infant children and one for the junior children, a trim trail with outdoor gym equipment,  a nature area/ ECO garden and extensive well maintained  grounds with multi-purpose pitches. This provides opportunities for our children to participate in over fifteen sporting activities.

There are 15 classes - 2 for each year group and 2  nursery classes. Our nursery children are fully integrated in school, for example, the children perform at Christmas and in class assemblies in front of the school. They often attend assemblies and use the main hall for P.E.  Nursery and Reception teachers also plan together to ensure that the children make progress in their transition from Nursery to Reception.

You will receive a curriculum newsletter each half term, from your class teacher to inform you about what the children are learning in each subject area.

Each month, you will receive a newsletter which will provide an insight into all that is happening in school. If you would like more detailed information and/or a tour of the school, please telephone and make an appointment with Miss Rawes our school Business Manager.

Kind regards,

Catherine Barron



The School Day- Doors are open from 8:30 daily

Nursery                                    8:45am    -    3:15pm                       

Reception                                 8.55 am   -   3.05 pm     

Key Stage 1                               8.55 am   -   3.15 pm

Key Stage 2                               8.55 am   -   3.20 pm


Aims of Elm Wood Primary School

  1. To provide a happy, stimulating, supportive and secure learning environment.
  2. To enable every child to reach their own potential.
  3. To encourage and develop care and respect for themselves and others. 
  4. To promote independence, creativity and responsibility through excellent learning opportunities in the life of school.
  5. To provide clear and concise communication, so that parents can be involved in the life of school.
  6. To ensure equal opportunities for every child and member of the school community.

Our Safeguarding Leads: Mrs C Barron (Head Teacher), Mrs K Butterworth (Assistant Head Teacher) and Mrs D Cantello (Lead Learning Mentor).

Our SENDCo is Mrs L Rodgers.

If you wish to speak to a member of our Safeguarding team or to our SENDCo please telephone our office on 0161 287 0607.


Children are expected to wear a school uniform. Items with the school logo are available from the school office (limited stock) and other items can be purchased at Broadbents or most local supermarkets.

Dark blue jumpers/cardigans/fleece (available from school)

Black/grey trousers

White/light blue shirts or polo shirts

Black shoes

Indoor P.E Kit - White T-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

Outdoor P.E Kit - Long sleeved top, long pants and trainers.

Elm Wood Primary School has linked up with Tesco. This means that you can buy your school uniforms from Tesco. Click the link below for more details.