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Hursthead Infant School
Kirkstead Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7PZ, UK Cheadle
Tel. 0161 439 2238

Welcome to Hursthead Infant School

Mission Statement

In pursuit of excellence and enjoyment we work together for all the children in our care. We provide a family environment where each individual is valued and can achieve their potential.

Our Aims
  • To create a positive atmosphere in all of school life, in which everyone is clear about the expectations of themselves and others.
  • To provide a happy, stimulating and purposeful environment
  • To provide a commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning, underpinned by a continuing programme of staff development.
  • To offer a range of teaching and learning styles, to enhance the children’s development and enable them to achieve their maximum potential.
  • To encourage individuals to become self confident and independent learners.
  • To ensure equality of opportunity by nurturing an awareness and respect for the beliefs and values of others.
  • To maintain a welcoming, safe and secure environment
  • To cultivate a partnership with parents, Governors and the wider community.


School Organisation

Hursthead Infant School is a community school. It has nine classrooms, and a multi-purpose hall.

This year (2006/2007) the school has 9 class groups, each being organised on a mixed ability basis. The children are taught using a variety of teaching methods and organisation including whole class, group, and individual teaching.

The School Day

            08.55 – 09.00   Welcome and Registration

          09.00 – 10.10     First Teaching Session

          10.10 – 10.30     Assembly/Act of Worship

          10.30 – 10-35    Fruit Time

          10.35 - 10-50    Playtime

          10.50 – 12.00     Second Teaching Session

          12.00 – 1.15        Lunch time and Break

          1.15 – 2.30         Third Teaching Session

          2.30 – 2.45        Playtime

          2.45 – 3.15         Fourth Teaching Session



Autumn Half Term    


Spring Half Term    
Whitsun Half Term    

School will also be closed on
Monday 5th May 2008 - May Bank Holiday


The before and after school club is run by the Elm Cottage Group of Nurseries and After School Clubs, who understand the need for Parents and Carers to work and appreciate the difficulties of balancing this with the daily task of caring for a family. To ease this situation the Elm Cottage Group aim to provide a very high standard of quality reliable childcare, that will give all children a safe, secure, stimulating and consistent environment in which they can develop independence and enjoy a varied recreational programme of activities and socialise with confidence.

Opening Hours
The After School Club is open from 3-15pm to 5-45pm, Monday to Friday during term time.
    The Breakfast Club is open from 7-45am

The minimum staff to children ratios are as follows:-
            On sit care                    1 : 8
            Walking from school    1 : 5
            Outings                         1 : 5

    Full details, including fees etc., can be obtained by either contacting the Playscheme Manager, Clare Watson any morning on 07748075030, or for Hursthead School, directly to the Club from 2-30pm on 07786054847.

    A very comprehensive Parent/Carers Handbook detailing the Management, the Structure and Aims, Health and Safety, Medicines Policy, Behaviour Policy, Records and Snacks etc., is available on request.

The School also holds 'Childminding Network' Information on all childminders for the school.
Please contact the School Office if you require any details or information

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