Our Schools

Old Moat Primary School
Headteachers; Sally Lamb and Oliver Kerr

Old Moat’s motto is;  ‘All different, all achieving’

Old Moat has a diverse community and in our school children speak 30 different home languages from are from many different nationalities.  We have a culture of high expectations where pupils’ differences are valued and celebrated.

Children’s wellbeing is at the centre of all we do.

Old Moat is a collaborative and professional school where all members of staff are valued.  Staff morale is high. We pride ourselves in recognising talent and growing our own leaders.

Our Key Stage 2 results are good and above National Average and the progress that pupil make is strong.

We are a Green Flag school and pride ourselves on educating all children about global issues, pupils know that;

‘They are trying to make the world a better place.’

                                                                                    - Ofsted Report April 2019

Our children are confident, kind and respectful and prepared for modern society.

A quote from a child to the Ofsted Inspector was:

‘Teachers at this school respect you and they never give up on you.’

Our creative curriculum delivers a high quality of education.


Chorlton Park Primary School
Headteachers: Meryl Blackburn and Stef Habershon

Chorlton Park’s motto - ‘Making Learning irresistible’

Chorlton Park is a popular academy serving an aspirational and diverse community. We are an inclusive school with a strong focus on providing our children with learning experiences which motivate and inspire children to achieve the best they can. Our values underpin our ethos and aspirations, inform the way we work, and the provision we make for our pupils. We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting school.

Our newly revamped curriculum is designed with knowledge at its heart allowing children to develop a deeper understanding of our changing world.   They are encouraged to explore, discover and question through a range of exciting learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom. The curriculum is designed to make learning both fun and exciting  and we strive to inspire a love of life-long learning.  Our staff are ambitious for all of our children.

Our children are engaged and always keen to learn, they are polite and supportive towards each other, demonstrating high standards of behaviour.  Visitors to our school always comment on the warm welcome and the calm atmosphere.

We work in partnership with parents, carers and the wider community to ensure the success for our children. We believe that they deserve the best possible chances in life and that they will learn best when there are strong links between home and school.  We are lucky to have the support of a committed board of governors, and a dynamic and active PTA. Chorlton Park is a Teaching School and works in partnership with the Manchester Teaching School Alliance to support a Schools Direct programme and school 2 school support. 


Dane Bank Primary School
Headteacher: Ms Alicia Todhunter 

Dane Bank’s motto is; ‘Enjoy & Achieve Together’

Our school is on the border of three authorities, with pockets of deprivation, so as a result our intake is varied, and our curriculum offer reflects their needs.  More about intake?

Dane Bank is an inspiring and fantastic place for children to learn.  We are committed to providing our children with opportunities to enjoy a wide range of experiences which will nurture their individual talents and embed a culture of aspiration and ambition. 

Our parents tell us that Dane Bank is a welcoming, friendly and vibrant school.

Our children are kind, caring and supportive of each other. The team is dedicated to encouraging the children to achieve their personal potential and we encourage the development of their individual talents through an enhanced curriculum.

We identify small numbers of pupils who require social and emotional support and deal with their needs exceptionally well.

Recently the school converted from LA maintained status to an academy as part of the Changing Lives in Collaboration Trust.  One of the aims of the MAT is to work in collaboration with other schools and partners who have an interest in helping our children to achieve academic success and good all-round development. 

Dane Bank was last inspected in May 2015 and was judged to be a Good school. Since this time the school has reflected on the recommendations of the Ofsted Report and altered its leadership structure to develop its middle leadership.