Our School

Welcome to St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School. I hope that you find this website useful and that it gives you an insight into what makes our school so special.

St. Wilfrid’s is part of the Thrive CE Academy Trust.  We are committed to a distinctively Christian and Anglican educational experience, which is encapsulated by our core values of Belonging, Believing and Becoming.

We are a larger than average primary school serving the parish of St Wilfrid’s, Northenden (and also Anglican Churches which are in the Mission Community 5 of the South Manchester and Stretford Deanery).  We also have many families joining us from Northern Moor, Sharston, Benchill and Wythenshawe.  We enjoy close links with our parish and are proud to be part of the Mission Community 5 (South Manchester and Stretford)

At St Wilfrid’s, we ensure children have a love of learning through our fun and creative curriculum in a stimulating Christian environment. We want children to have meaningful experiences, where they are challenged and enthused so that they are inspired, motivated, proud and inspired to become and be ambitious.

We strive to ensure that all pupils reach their true potential and grow, through the teachings of our Christian values: generosity, forgiveness, community, compassion, perseverance and respect.  Our trust identity is rooted in gospel values; The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Mark 4:30-32) and the example Jesus gave to us and this is clearly visible when you see St Wilfrid’s in action.

We achieve this by teaching a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum, forging close partnerships between home, school, our academy trust and parish.  At St Wilfrid’s, we celebrate all aspects of attainment, achievement and character development.  We also celebrate the fundamentals in life from tying shoelaces to reading a sentence for the first time, from performing on stage in front of an audience to learning and playing a musical instrument.  This also includes any achievements outside of school life, from taking part in sports to taking part in local and national events.

This website, provides you with a glimpse of life at St Wilfrid’s. I look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you to our school community and personally sharing our vision with you.

Helena Miller
Executive Headteacher (St Wilfrid's CE/Thrive Trust)


IQM Mark - Inclusion Quality Mark

In January 2021 we were awarded our second 'Inclusion Quality Mark'. This time it was Sally Burston, one of the IQM assessors, who visited our school, albeit virtually. She completed a full and rigorous assessment of the school’s work, met virtually with children, staff members, parents and governors. We have now received the full report which includes the following statement:  

"It is clear from the evidence submitted that the school have a deeply embedded commitment throughout the school to inclusive values and practice. Their school mission statement of Belonging, Believing and Becoming really comes to life as you spend time looking through the school website and speaking to all sections of the school community from pupils and parents through to teachers and Governors. Parents spoken to as part of the IQM Assessment clearly felt that their children were cared for as individuals and that the school would also support them as parents through difficult times and beyond."

Please read the report to get a full overview of the work we have done to meet the standard for this award. Obviously, we are very proud of our achievements.

Rights-Respecting School

t Wilfrid's CE Primary School is a school where every aspect of a child is focused on and developed, including how they feel about themselves, their  learning and their future. We want all of our pupils to develop as happy and confident people who can express their views clearly and thoughtfully.

We are dedicated to and passionate about our “Rights-Respecting School” status: Gold.  This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.

Success for All Partner School

Success for All Partner School

We are thrilled to be a Success for All Partner School, a testament to our commitment to academic excellence and pupil success. Through this partnership, we have implemented effective strategies to improve early reading skills, ensuring that every child has a strong foundation for future achievements on our journey towards creating a community of lifelong learners! 

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