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Bolshaw Primary School
Cross Road, Heald Green, SK8 3LW, UK Cheadle
Tel. 0161 437 6886

Welcome to Bolshaw Primary School

Bolshaw Primary School was opened in September 1969. It has seven classrooms grouped around three resource bays, a large hall, administrative area, kitchen and large field, including an environmental resource area and nature trail.

The hall is used for a wide range of activities including the daily act of worship, dance and drama. It is also used as our dining hall. The playground and large playing field offer excellent facilities for a wide range of sporting activities including football, netball, cricket, rounders and athletics. The environmental area and nature trail provide a first class resource used regularly by the whole school. The whole site benefits greatly from its pleasant location and excellent design.

The Aims of Bolshaw School
  • To create and develop a secure, happy, caring environment built on trust, and a relaxed environment in which children can develop.
  • To equip children with self discipline based on a solid work ethic.
  • To enable each individual to realise his/her potential academically, physically, socially and morally, recognising the individual needs of each pupil.
  • To prepare children for the next stage in their education, building confidence and providing a rounded, broad education on which to build for the future, creating citizens for the 2 1 st century.
  • To provide a stimulating environment in a creative atmosphere.
  • To encourage children to take pride in their work and to produce work of the highest standard and quality.
  • To expect a tidy standard of presentation -of themselves and their work and to engender a pride in self and school and a sense of identity and belonging. (Dress, uniform, children, staff).
  • To forge beneficial links between school, home and community, fostering relationships between teachers, pupils, parents, governors and all others taking an interest in the school.
  • To expect that children display good manners and courtesy, thoughtfulness, take responsibility and show respect and compassion for others.
  • To provide an ordered community in which the individual child feels secure, has success and gains self esteem.
  • To develop an awareness and respect of and for other cultures, societies and those less fortunate.
  • To develop in children a sense of responsibility for the future.
  • To provide opportunity
It is therefore our aim to:
  • Provide each member of the school community the opportunity to realise his or her potential regardless of age, gender or ability.
  • Foster family values of respect for the individual and the opinions of other people.
  • Teach self-discipline through good manners and clearly defined rules which are appreciated by all.
  • Provide a variety of learning experiences embracing continuity and progression.
  • Provide a safe, happy, stimulating and attractive environment.
  • Promote excellence, quality and a love of learning.
  • Be forward looking and flexible enough to respond to change.
  • Promote links with the community and care for the environment.
No matter how well we do, we can always do better


Click these links to find out more about our curriculum

Introduction Spiritual Moral. Social and Cultural Development Health Education
Special Educational Needs Very Able Children Sex Education


Bolshaw Primary School's Curriculum follows closely Government legislation in the form of National Curriculum.

It is also expected that :-

  1. The school will devise a curriculum which incorporates the following subjects – English, Mathematics, Science, IT, Technology, History, Geography, Art, Religious Education, Physical Education and Music.

  2. The school will be able to demonstrate a clear progression and development in class teaching from year to year i.e. from Year 2 to Year 3 etc.

  3. This will be based on a School Policy for Classroom Organisation.

  4. The school will ensure that clear policy documents and schemes of work exist and that all teaching staff work with these in mind.

  5. The school will have well defined policies for planning children's work, recording children's work, recording chil­dren's progress and reporting to parents.

  6. The school will operate clear target setting strategies for pupil attainment and clear ongoing assessment testing and reporting procedures.

Our aim is the creation of an environment where children can fulfil their own potential and develop themselves intellectually, physically, socially and aesthetically. We create an atmosphere of respect where good relationships are seen to flourish, in which the child is seen as an individual and is able to learn accordingly and be interested in school and what he/she does there. We promote the development of the whole child, to stimulate and guide him/her so that the foundations are laid for the gradual unfolding of a competent human being who has pride in his achievements. We want the children to leave school anticipating the future with eagerness and possess the ability to take a responsible place in society, using their work and leisure time to some purpose.

We aim to help children to:-
  • Develop inquiring minds, observe and ask questions.
  • Explore areas of interest. Develop skills and acquire and communicate knowledge.
  • Make the most of their own natural abilities and develop their potential.
  • Develop high standards and delight in producing good quality work.
  • Acquire independence, self-control and a responsible attitude.
  • Develop social awareness and respect for oneself and others.

The curriculum followed by the pupils is based upon a main aim of achieving personal excel­lence. Parents will be aware that individual children have different strengths and abilities and we consider that every pupil should be encouraged to strive to attain his or her best standards ..... and beyond.

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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development.

Children are given the opportunity to consider and reflect upon those values and attitudes which create a safe and caring community; to understand the part each individual plays in its creation and maintenance and to value the non-material dimension of existence.

We are concerned to educate children to consider their own actions and their effect upon others, and to enable them to become responsible citizens who know the difference between 'right and wrong'. We are also concerned to develop children's understanding of other beliefs and cultures to create a greater awareness and appreciation of the society in which we live and the wider world. Such attitudes, skills knowledge and values are taught through personal and social education, the collective act of worship and the wider curriculum.

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Health Education

A planned programme through the formal curriculum at all ages is complemented by the wider aspects of school life and the overall aims of the school, where health is an important concern.

Children are given accurate and up-to-date information and are supported in developing knowledge and understanding of a sense of personal responsibility and respect for self and others. Teaching methods allow for discussion and enable the clarification of attitude and value systems. Children's own perceptions of health are respected and from this starting point, essential personal and social skills are developed helping them to make confident and informed choices about health issues in their own lives now and in the future.

Health education is a shared responsibility in which the school seeks the involvement of parents, governors and the local community.

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Sex Education


Aspects of Sex Education are covered throughout your child's time at school as part of the curriculum.

Teaching is carried out in a characteristically open and honest manner.

Most appropriate aspects of the subject are covered.   Please see Sex Education Policy.

In Year 5 Sex Education is covered in greater depth when a day is set aside for specific teaching.

A video called "All About Me" is also shown and children are encouraged to ask questions.

Parents wishing to view the "All About Me" video are welcome to contact the school.

They may also exercise the right to withdraw their child from these lessons.

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Special Educational Needs Policy

Parents will be aware that individual children have different strengths and abilities and we encourage every pupil to strive lo attain his or her best standards.

Where it is felt that an individual requires support in any way then this will be planned and provided for:-

  1. by the class teacher

  2. by the school support staff

  3. by external agencies

The Headteacher co-ordinates all pupil support and parents play a vital, integral part in the process. Parents are informed at the earliest opportunity.

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Very Able Children

The curriculum is differentiated in order to meet the needs of all children. Where a child's ability exceeds that of their peers, more challenging work is provided. The school is currently working on early identification of exceptional ability and an appropriately challenging curriculum.

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