West Didsbury CE Primary School is a new primary school for Didsbury, which opened in September 2015. It is part of the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust which includes Didsbury CE Primary, St Wilfrid's CE primary school in Northenden, and St Elisabeth's CE school in Reddish. We are currently providing 300 much-needed places for the community for children in Reception, Year 1 through to Year 4 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 builds 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, so West Didsbury CE Primary offers that same academic, creative and spiritual development to a further 60 children each year.
The school focusses 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 encourages pupils to develop to their full potential.
We are a loving, caring, inclusive school with a warm, family feel. Our ethos is one of 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.