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About the School

The School Brochure can be downloaded in pdf format here.

St George’s School is a Church of England one form entry primary school close to Hyde town centre. The school caters for children from 3-11 years of age. We have the capacity for 210 children, plus 26 part time nursery children. The children are taught in single age classes.

Our Reception and Year 1 Classes are taught in a separate building, but do come into the main building on a regular basis eg for assemblies, PE, ICT, lunchtimes etc.

FS1: (Nursery) afternoons only: 26 children
FS2: (Reception Class) full time: 30 children
Year 1 to Year 6 : capacity for 30 children in each class

We currently have a full time teacher plus two teaching assistants in each of our FS and KS1 classes. All KS2 classes have a teacher and a teaching assistant. We also have a part time teacher who covers classes to provide PPA for class teachers. Additional support is provided for those children identified with SEN and our learning mentor provides targeted support for children with barriers to learning. We also have an ICT manager who supports the children and staff to manage and develop the growing use of ICT across the curriculum. A team of 4 midday assistants and 4 Play assistants manage the children during their lunchtime break, in the dinner hall and on the playground. 

A full time secretary and a part time clerical assistant provide the school's admin, finance and clerical support.

Two of our staff organise and run our breakfast club each morning.

A full time Site manager and two part time cleaners manage the premises to keep the buildings and grounds clean and fit for purpose.

At present the school leadership team consists of the Head, Deputy Head and the FS leader/SENco and all other teachers have responsibility for managing curriculum areas.

The existing school building was built in 1978 and has had improvements over recent years to make the classrooms and learning spaces more effective. We have a well equipped ICT suite with fully networked computers and a small school library. We have an extensive buildings development plan which is helping us to develop and improve the facilities at our school.

As a Church of England Aided School, the school and nursery have their own admissions criteria, which have been developed by the Governing Body. The Admissions policy, which is in line with the original foundation document of 1836, gives priority to families who demonstrate a clear Christian commitment. The school has been over subscribed for several years. 

The original school was built in 1836 and was funded by the Church Community and local subscription. A strong Christian ethos and set of values underpins the work of the school. The original document signifies the importance placed on providing a Christian based education. The school enjoys close relations with the Church and has a genuine, warm and friendly atmosphere. We are a church school set within a multi-cultural community and our intake reflects this community. Our ethnic minority children are mainly of Bangladeshi heritage. We have good links with the local community and work hard to communicate effectively with all our parents. We currently have three bilingual teaching assistants working in school.

Staff are highly committed to raising standards and the school’s SATs record show results that are regularly at or above the national average at Key Stage One and Two. Relationships within school and with parents and the local community are excellent. 

The school had its most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2017 and was identified as good, with recognition of its 'warm, welcoming and caring' atmosphere, its teaching and the behaviour of the children. Click here for the full Ofsted Report. Our SIAMs inspection, in April 2015 found us to be Outstanding in our Christian Distinctiveness and the impact of this on our learners.

We have an active pupil Ethos Group, Eco group, News team and Junior leadership Team and over recent years have achieved the Healthy Schools Award, the Sports Activemark, the International Intermediate Award, Bronze Eco award, Fairtrade Fair Aware and Fair Active awards and have now become a Fairtrade Fair Achiever school. Staff and children, led by the Eco group, are currently working towards achieving Silver Eco status.