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The Dale Primary School
Walton Drive, Off Dale Road, Marple, SK6 6HB, UK Stockport
Tel. 0161 427 4500

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The Dale School
  • We at the Dale Primary School are passionate about education.
  • Through well-trained, highly motivated and committed staff, we provide an inclusive environment, where all are valued and unique individuals who are treated with fairness, care and consideration.
  • We aim to deliver a curriculum which is challenging and will provide opportunities to acquire new skills, knowledge and understanding.
  • We endeavour to produce well-rounded individuals who respect and value each other and who celebrate diversity in our society.
  • We have the highest expectations which encourage independence, stimulate minds, challenge thinking and foster creativity.
  • We aim for a school where children achieve their full potential not just academically and intellectually but socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
  • We aim for excellence. goals_small.JPG (19807 bytes)
  • We will work in partnership with you for the benefit of your child.
  • We know that, using our professional experience and expertise, we can together enable your child to achieve to the best of their ability.
  • We consider our school to be a team, which includes governors, staff (teaching and non-teaching),parents and children.
  • If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit The Dale, we hope that you will accept our open invitation to come and see for yourself the wide and varied learning opportunities that we offer.
We look forward to meeting you!

Wrap Around Care:
  • The Dale prides itself on maintaining a supportive and caring atmosphere. This extends from the pre-school through reception and onto Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It is our aim to educate and support, and a major indicator of success for us is the confidence with which our pupils leave to progress onto secondary school.
  • The Dale prides itself on providing a warm, caring and friendly atmosphere which nurtures the whole child.
  • Our small school offers full wrap-around care from on 7.30a.m. to 5.45p.m. with before and after school care clubs. Also pre-school provides a variety of sessions.


We provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment where your child will want to learn. We will provide a wide variety of learning opportunities to develop their skills, which cover the six areas of the Early Years Curriculum.

We aim to develop your child’s confidence and independence to enable them to make purposeful choices, form relationships with peers and staff and encourage a good self image.

We are committed to fostering moral and spiritual welfare of caring for each other as well as for ourselves. We promote aesthetic development, enjoyment and appreciation of cultures including our own.

Located on the site of The Dale Primary School, The Dale Pre-school caters for children aged from 2 years and 6 months to starting school and is OFSTED registered to take a maximum of 24 children. The sessions are 9.00am to 11.30 and 1.00pm to 3.30pm with the flexibility for an early start at 8.30am, lunchtime cover from 11.30am to 1.00pm and a later finish at 4.30pm if required. You can mix and match session to suit your needs. Children aged 3 and 4 receive five free sessions a week.

Achievements and Links

We are proud of our school -  our pupils, our staff and our parents. We believe that the school is professional, innovative, caring and inclusive. In order to maintain the high standards we have set for ourselves and which are increasingly demanded not only by regulatory bodies but also by our pupils and parents, we strive to stay at the forefront of teaching methods, new initiatives and opportunities. There are numerous examples of where the innovative approaches of both pupils and staff and parents have benefitted the school as a whole, and the pupils in particular. A few examples are listed below...

  • ICT Suite
  • Interactive Whiteboard Project
  • Part of SMBC's School Sports Development Partnership
  • Big Lottery Funding secured for 2006/7
  • Fruity Friday, and other healthy snacks/healthy lunchbox day
  • Playground friends and play-leaders to contribute to happy play / lunchtimes
  • The "Harry Potter Clinic"
Awards & Achievements
  • Activemark - awarded by The Department for Education and Standards (Dec 2006) in recognition of the work done to increase the amount of sport and games offered
  • Healthy School's Award (2004); National Healthy School Status achieved 2006

  • Investors In People Award (Work Life Balance), 2006
  • Marple Carnival Winners (again!), 2006/7
  • East Area Football Competition Winners
  • SMBC awards for high quality food & hygiene (kitchens)
  • Eric Titterton Award for Services to the Community
  • Sport - Stockport County, Marple Olympian visit
  • Healthy Eating - Jamie Oliver Feed Me Better (pilot school)
  • Fire Service - Learn Not To Burn
  • Sure Start Training
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (final year, PGCE and Graduate Teacher Training Program)
  • Marple Ridge College (NVQ and CACHE students)
  • Local Secondary Schools (work experience, after school clubs)
  • Paga Primary School, Ghana
  • The Royal English School, Matale (Sri Lanka)


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