About Our School
West Didsbury CE Primary School is a new primary school for Didsbury, which opened in September 2015. Running alongside Didsbury CE Primary, we are currently providing 180 much-needed places for the community for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, having opened in a fully refurbished and purpose-built facility on the site of the old Ewing School on Central Road.
The school will add a further two reception classes each academic year, until we become a thriving 420-pupil primary school running from Reception to Year Six in September 2022.
West Didsbury CE Primary School will build on the outstanding education provided to the children of Didsbury by its sister school Didsbury CE Primary for over 400 years. Many Didsbury parents have spoken in the past of their frustration at not being able to access the excellent education and Christian ethos at Didsbury CE Primary, which this year received 205 preference applications for just 30 places. So West Didsbury CE Primary will be able to offer that same academic, creative and spiritual development to a further 60 children each year.
The school will focus on an exciting core curriculum where children are nurtured to reach high standards in literacy, numeracy and personal and social skills. Taught by fully qualified, enthusiastic and caring staff, the child-focused learning will encourage pupils to develop to their full potential.
At the same time, just like Didsbury CE Primary, this will be a loving, caring school with a warm, family feel. Our ethos is Belonging, Believing, Becoming; where children feel a sense of Belonging to the school and community of Didsbury, Believe in their ability and potential and Become well-rounded and self-aware young people who can be a force for good in society.