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Grosvenor Road Primary School | Parkgate Drive | Swinton | Manchester | M27 5LN

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Welcome to Grosvenor Road Primary School

I am delighted to welcome you to Grosvenor Road Primary School's website. As a large Primary School, we actively encourage the involvement of parents and members of our community in school life. The success of each child's education is important to us whatever their ability. We pride ourselves on being a happy, secure and forward-looking school totally committed to ensuring the highest possible achievements for all our children.

Whether you are a prospective parent or have children already at the school, you can be assured that all staff involved with your children are committed to providing a high quality education.

Throughout our school there is an ethos of high expectation, respect and a drive for children to be the best learners they can be. Our children's behaviour is exemplary; they are well mannered and polite and this contributes to the calm and purposeful atmosphere around school.

I would be delighted to personally meet with you and to take you around the school to see for yourself the quality of provision we offer. I look forward to meeting with you at some point.

Your views are always welcomed and you can do this by visiting where you will be able to complete a very short questionnaire.

Mr J L Pridden

Latest News

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mon 10th - Frid 14th May 2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week.
The theme for this year is ‘Nature’. Research has found a link between feeling connected to nature and having improved wellbeing.

Given the recent lockdown restrictions, we thought it would be a great opportunity to get outside with the children and explore nature within the grounds of our school. The children will be taking part in a variety of activities such as rainbow nature hunts, cloud spotting, natural sculptures and creating a bee and butterfly garden.

Please keep an eye on the BLOG for photographs.

Life Education Visitor in School

Tuesday 4th May 2021

Although we were unable to have the actual ‘Life Caravan’ onsite this year, we welcomed Rachel Hart from Coram Life Education into school last week to deliver workshops to all year groups.

Visit our BLOG to see photographs of our children enjoying their sessions with Rachel and Harold The Giraffe!

Red Nose Day at Grosvenor Road

Friday 19th March 2021

On Friday, we had a great Red Nose Day and managed to raise the fantastic total of £390.00 for Comic Relief. Thank you everyone for your non-uniform donations!

Please see our BLOG for photos of some of the activities we enjoyed during the day.

Virtual Library

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Visit our Virtual Library, where you can listen to great stories!
The videos in our Virtual Library enable our children to hear books read aloud and this is one of the most important activities for reading success. It provides children with a demonstration of phrased, fluent reading and develops the listener's interest in books and desire to be a reader.

Children's Mental Health Week

Friday 5th February 2021

On Friday, all children in school and at home joined together to take part in a special project, which aimed to bring our school community even closer together. 
Mr Pridden asked all children to complete one special task - to create a piece of artwork / write a message / write a letter to their friends. Every child will receive one of these at the beginning of next week.
Following this task, all children were then asked to SWITCH OFF all screens in order to complete special off-screen activities. 
Well done to everybody! Some of your messages and photographs of your activities will be available to view on our school blog HERE from Monday 8th February.

Remember: Continue to 'Be the best you can be' in all that you do, keep safe and keep smiling!

Virtual Nursery and Reception Visit

Thursday 3rd December 2020

This year, we have been unable to hold our usual open day for parents and carers of children who will be ready to start either Nursery or Reception class in September 2021. However, we do have a Virtual Open Day under the parents section on our website and a link to Starting Early Years.

If your child is ready to start Nursery or Reception next September, we warmly invite you to visit our website and see our Early Years provision. Please follow these links:
Virtual Open Day
Starting Early Years.

If you have friends or family with children ready to start school next September please pass this message on to them.

Thank you for your support with this.
Kind regards
Mr Pridden

Christmas Activities at Grosvenor Road

Friday 27th November 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,
Tonight, you have been sent a letter outlining all our activities during the remaining three weeks of this term.
Please check your Parentapps account for this message and letter.
Thank you
Mr Pridden

Curriculum Information

Friday 13th November

An information sheet, which outlines the curriculum for this half term in your child's year group, has been forwarded to all parents today via Parentapps.

Please do contact school via telephone or email if you do not have full access to Parentapps - thank you.

Meeting Information

Friday 23rd October 2020

Please view the information shared by our teachers during our Meet The Teacher, Reading Meeting and Phonics Workshop on our CLASS INFORMATION page under the PARENTS Tab above.


Monday 12th October 2020

Messages and Links have been sent out regarding our virtual meetings this week - 

NURSERY CLASS Meet The Teacher  - TUESDAY (13th Oct) @ 4pm

RECEPTION CLASS Phonic Workshop - WEDNESDAY  (14th Oct) @ 4pm

Please join us on Microsoft Teams - see information letters sent last Friday. Please contact the school office if you require any help joining our meeting.
Thank you

NURSERY Meet The Teacher - re-scheduled virtual meeting

Friday 9th October 2020

A message has been sent to all NURSERY parents/carers regarding our re-scheduled 'Meet The Teacher'.
Please join us on Microsoft Teams on TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER at 4PM. 
A link to the meeting will be sent out via Parentapps on Monday 12th October.
Thank you

Meet The Teacher - Information

Friday 25th September 2020

Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to join our virtual meetings this week.

If you would like to view the information which was shared by our teachers, please visit our CLASS INFORMATION page under the PARENTS Tab above.

Information from our Reception Reading Meeting is also on this page

Meet The Teacher - Virtual Meetings

Monday 21st September 2020

This week, all parents (Y1-6) are invited to a virtual meeting on Microsoft Teams with your child's class teacher. Links for each meeting have been sent out via ParentApps, together with a guide to joining us on MS Teams.
Mon 4pm - Year 3
Mon 4.30pm - Year 4
Tues 4pm - Year 6
Tues 4.30pm - Year 5
Weds 4pm - Reception
Thurs 4pm - Year 2
Thurs 4.30pm - Year 1
Please join us to find out about your child's new class.

Bubble Assembly in School!

Friday 19th June 2020

This week, we held our first ‘Zoom Assembly’ in school!
We joined all our ‘bubbles’ together (on screen) to share and celebrate work completed during the previous week. One piece of work was nominated from each bubble to receive a Headteacher’s Award sticker from Mr Pridden.
Please follow this LINK to our School Blog to see us enjoying our assembly and photographs of the children who received an award this week.

Letter from Mr Pridden

Friday 12th June 2020

Today, all parents have been sent a letter from Mr Pridden to share with their child(ren). Please access this via Parentapps.

If you have any issues accessing messages and letters on Parentapps, please contact the school office as soon as possible on 0161 921 1200 or

Thank you

Home Learning Update

Friday 5th June 2020

This week we have extended our Google Classroom provision to our Year Two children. (All Year 2 - Year 6 children are now communicating with their teachers and completing tasks on this platform). 

Year 2 Parents/Carers have been sent information regarding accessing their child's 'Classroom' via ParentApps - please continue to look out for all communications from school on our App.
Thank you      

World Record Breaking Artists at Grosvenor Road!

Friday 22nd May 2020

On Thursday 21st May, several of our children joined in a world record attempt for the Largest Ever Online Art Lesson with the children’s author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. Whole families also joined in and some of our teachers too!
Please follow this LINK to find out more.

Home Learning Update - White Rose Maths

Friday 8th May 2020

We have purchased a school subscription for White Rose Maths, to enable all children learning at home to continue accessing this excellent resource from 11th May onwards. 
Video Lessons continue to be available HERE on the White Rose Maths Website.
Lesson Activity/Resource Sheets are available HERE on our School Website.

Home Learning Update

Friday 17th April 2020

We are constantly updating our Learning Resources page - please select the PUPILS tab above. 

New ths week - 
ODDIZZI - Geography - Travel the globe with the World Explorer Weekly Challenge Packs (KS1 & KS2). 

Update Letter From Mr Pridden

Friday 17th April 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,
Please see Mr Pridden's Letter to all children and parents which was sent via PARENTAPPS on Friday 17th April. 
If your ParentApps account is still inactive, please contact school as soon as possible via email. Thank you

Home Learning Update

Monday 6th April 2020

Please visit our NEWLY UPDATED Learning Resources page by selecting the PUPILS tab above. This provides links to online learning AND to learning packs which can be completed offline.
New resources this week include:
STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Maths) ideas for practical activities/experiments. (age 4-11)
FIRST NEWS - on screen/downloadable newspaper aimed at children aged 7-11. News plus puzzles & activities
MUSIC@HOME - Free children's songs for each day of the week (includes Spring Chicken - Wk 2:Fun Friday) (age 4-11)

Home Learning Update

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,
We have now created an additional page on our website where you can find all our Home Learning Resources - please select the PUPILS tab above then LEARNING RESOURCES. All Year 5 & 6 Children also have access to resources via their Google Classroom login.

Resources for Learning at Home

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,
We would like to support you in helping your child to continue their learning at home, if they are in a period of 7 or 14 day self-isolation. Please select this LINK to a document providing activities in various areas of learning, according to year group. 
If your child has already commenced self-isolation, they may not have all the required login information in their Reading Record/Planner. These will be forwarded directly to you at the earliest opportunity/by Friday pm via ParentApps.
We hope that you find this useful.

Coronavirus Update

Tuesday 17th March 2020

We have now received further guidance clarifying the 14 day household self-isolation for families. Please follow this link.

Coronavirus Update Letter

Monday 16th March 2020

This letter is to update you on our school response to the Coronavirus situation. Please read the letter here.

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