Dear parents,

All applications for the extended 30 hours free entitlement must be made before 31 August if you require a place in September. We do not want any parents who are entitled to miss out on a place .

Please visit the Childcare Choices website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ to apply through the online Childcare Service.

If you are eligible but fail to apply by this date you will not be able to receive the additional free entitlement before January 2018.

If you require any support with an application please feel free to pop into the infant office.

Thank you.


Dear Parents /Carers,

Unfortunately there has been some unacceptable behaviour this morning on Wilkes Street. Cars were parked over residents' drives which resulted in one of our neighbours missing a very important hospital appointment. The owner of the car was abusive to the resident who now plans to report this incident to the police.

Other parents have told us this morning that the parking problems on Wilkes Street resulted in abusive comments between drivers/parents within ear shot of children. The congestion also made it dangerous for children crossing the road. Please can everyone connected with school be courteous to our neighbours and where possible park further away from the school building. We want to ensure all our children are safe and that we have a positive relationship with all members of our community.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.



As we have had a few sunny days it has come to our attention that some children may need sunscream applying before school.

Please can parents keep an eye on the weather and make a decision about whether their child needs suncream. Children can bring a labelled tube into school with them as long as they can apply it themselves.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter .


Can parents of Nursery , Reception and Year 1 parents please note that their children have to be brought to and collected from the classroom doors. Young children need to be in the care of an adult until they are handed over when the bell goes.



Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Car Parks

Please can parents be reminded that the school car parks are for staff cars only unless a prior arrangement has been made. At the Wilkes Street Site there is no admittance at any time (this includes Nursery lunches and collection from after school clubs).

At the Conduit Street Site dropping off and picking up at Scalliwagz is permissible between 7:30am – 8:10am and after 4:30pm in the evening. Again no access to parent’s cars collecting from after school clubs.

Please note at all other times gates will be closed, this includes the pedestrian gates, if you use these gates could we please ask that you close them. Safeguarding our children is a priority and we appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


Train to Teach


Our schools direct training offers a high quality programme that addresses a variety of skills required to succeed in this demanding, yet extremely rewarding profession.  Through the Northern Alliance, our  primary schools work in collaboration with Blue Coat school and Liverpool Hope University to share and guide in our sound pedagogy.

In embarking on this intense learning journey, you will be supported by our dedicated staff, who will help you to develop the knowledge and understanding needed to become an excellent practitioner.

We believe that the best way to learn about how to become a teacher is to have the opportunity to develop good practice under the guidance of working alongside class teachers.  The ability to reflect and evaluate on what we do is a skill that we can only develop through practise.  With highly trained staff to mentor and through sensitive coaching, we are proud to help and nurture our primary school teachers of the future.

If you are serious about teaching and want to find out more please follow the link below.

Link: Manchester Nexus