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Greenfield Primary School
Shaw Street, Greenfield, OL3 7AA, UK Oldham
+44 (0)1457 872831


Greenfield Primary School accommodates children of both sexes in the age range of 4 – 11 years. The stone building dates from 1912 and is of a traditional design. There are ample play areas within the school grounds, and there is also a large grass playing field at the end of Shaw Street.


  • To teach children to be tolerant, sensitive and understanding, showing respect for the rights, views and property of others.
  • To develop in children a responsible attitude towards their work and towards their roles in society.
  • To develop children’s enjoyment of learning.
  • To help children to reach their full potential in terms of their intellectual, creative, moral and spiritual development. To encourage children to engage in learning in a positive way and to approach challenging tasks with confidence.
  • To develop good behaviour, high levels of personal responsibility and an understanding of economic awareness.
  • To foster children’s independence.


In common with most small schools, we do not have enough children or enough space to allow us to have a class for each year group. Consequently each child will need to spend two years in at least one of our classes. There is no fixed pattern to the organisation of classes as the number of children on roll means that there has to be variations from year to year. Within this setting, staff work together to provide appropriate learning experiences for individual children, delivering the National Curriculum to the appropriate year groups. Children are placed in classes after careful consideration of their age, ability and individual needs.


We seek to offer a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which is appropriate to the needs of each individual child. The curriculum is delivered by a diversity of teaching methods in order to enable children to learn effectively. Teaching styles may range from small group activities to teacher directed, whole class activities or supported self study. We believe in the importance of first hand learning experiences and this will involve, where appropriate, occasional off-site experience. We also believe that there is a place for teaching directly certain skills and knowledge and then allowing children to apply their learning in a relevant and meaningful way. Topic work will often be used as a vehicle for this.

The National Curriculum identifies ten subjects (apart from Religious Education) which must be taught in schools. These subjects are divided into core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) and foundation subjects (History, Geography, Technology, Information and Communication Technology, P.E., Music and Art).


Our school has a strong tradition of extra-curricular activities and we encourage children to take part. The activities vary according to the time of year, but our comprehensive list includes: swimming, athletics, guitar, ukelele, cross country running, rugby, cricket, chess, Spanish, football, rounders, netball, art, P.E., aerobics and needlecraft. We also have I.C.T. and homework clubs.

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