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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

Nursery & Reception Open Day on Saturday 2nd November

For families and friends with children starting school in September 2020, we warmly invite you to come and meet our friendly staff and see our Early Years provision on Saturday 2nd November 2019 10.00am to 12:30pm.

Bring your children! They will be able to play and join in with some Bonfire themed activities!

We look forward to meeting you. Please follow this link for more information.

2019-20 School Council Elected

Our new School Councillors have been elected by their peers and will represent all our children during this academic year. Please follow this LINK to our School Council Page

Silver Award for Grosvenor Road

Wednesday 11th September 2019

We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Artsmark Silver Award.
Please follow this LINK to find out more.

Half term curriculum letter

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Today, your child will bring home a letter informing you of the broad topic your child will learn about this half term. Do ask the class teacher if you would like to know more about what your child is learning in class or if you would like ideas for things you can do at home to support their learning. The letter also tells you the date of your child's meet the teacher afternoon.

Do you want your child to be a successful learner?

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Do you want your child to be a successful learner? Do you want your child to be the best learner they can be? Follow these links:
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10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read

Here's why you should keep reading with your child—even after they learn to read

Whether your child is in Nursery or Y6, it is important that you read with your child every day.

Travelling By Tuba

Thursday 11th July 2019

On Thursday we welcomed Chris and Stewart from Travelling By Tuba into school with their wide array of musical instruments. LINK

New Playground Equipment

Monday 10th June 2019

The equipment which we were able to purchase from funds raised by our Sponsored Pancake Flip has arrived! Our final sponsor money total was £3,199.00. 
Equipment was purchased for ALL playgrounds in school. Please follow this LINK to view the children enjoying some our new activities.

School Council visit to local care home

Thursday 13th June 2019

At Grosvenor Road Primary School, we are very keen to make links with people of all ages in our wider community. One way in which we are doing this is through a link with Wentworth House – a local residential care home for the elderly. On Thursday 13th June, members of our School Council visited the residents there to help them to celebrate their ‘Alzheimer’s UK Cupcake Day’. Please follow this LINK to see photographs of our visit.

Competiton Winners

Friday 3rd May 2019

In Monday’s assembly, we announced the winners of our ‘Grosvenor Road Writing and Drawing Competition’ which we launched on World Book Day. We had a fantastic response from the children and the staff loved reading through all the fantastic stories. The stories were so imaginative that it was very difficult to decide on a winner for each class.
In KS2 the drawing competition was to choose a front cover for our new Reading Journals. It was so difficult that we ended up choosing picture for the front cover and one for the back cover!
Take a look at all the winning entries by following this link.

Y1 and Y2 Football Competition

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Our Year 1 and Year 2 children entered into a football competition this week. Overall they came second. The children showed perseverance, courage, friendship and respect. They all played really well with excellent teamwork. We are very proud of them! Please follow this link to see photographs.

Responses from Parent Questionaire

Wednesday 1st May 2019

In March 2019, at Parents’ Evening, we handed out a Parent Survey. We received 268 responses, which represents 51% of the school population. The results can be found by following this link.

Learning in Year 3 – Stone Age Visitor

Tuesday 23rd April

Last week, Year 3 had an enjoyable and exciting day of learning. The children went back in time to visit the ‘Stone Age’. They learnt about when in time the Stone Age was, what they used for tools, how they dressed, what they ate and how they created fire. The children really enjoyed dressing up and acting in the drama session. Follow this link for pictures.

Easter Bingo

Thursday 18th April 2019

Thank you to everybody who attended our Family Easter Bingo. We raised a fabulous £510.52. This will go to our school funds; we really appreciate your support. Please follow this link to see pictures.

World Book Day

Monday 11th March 2019

Visit our blog to see pictures of World Book Day celebrations!

Sponsored Pancake Flip

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Over the past two days, our School Council have held a Sponsored Pancake Flip in school to raise money for additional playground equipment. All children in Reception to Year 6 took part to see how many (wooden) pancakes they could flip in two minutes. All our children tried really hard and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Follow this link to see photographs of some of our pancake flippers in action!

Enterprise Day

Monday 4th March 2019

Before Christmas, Year 5 took part in an Enterprise Day which was run in association with Manchester United and the Co-op Academy Swinton. The winning team, from Mrs Walker’s class, were then rewarded by being invited to a tour of the museum and stadium at Manchester United. They had a fantastic day and got to go behind the scenes, into the dressing rooms, executive lounges and even pitch-side players' seats at the stadium. Pictures here.

Read our Ofsted Report

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Our Ofsted Inspection report has now been published. You can download a copy of the report here.
We are delighted with the report; the inspector was impressed with many aspects of our school. He praised our children, describing their behaviour as exemplary. He stated that our children are caring, thoughtful, confident and respond positively to high expectations. These are wonderful things to be said about our children and we are all very proud of them.

Our School Values

Friday 11th January 2019

This year we have adopted twelve School Values which we will be promoting throughout all our activities in school. They are: Respect, Compassion, Trust, Helpfulness, Friendship, Fairness, Forgiveness, Courage, Thankfulness, Perseverance, Generosity and Truthfulness.

This week in assembly, we have been focussing on Respect and the importance of respecting ourselves by being the best person we can be. Please follow this link for more information ...

Class Assemblies

Thursday 31st January 2019

This academic year, our Year 3 & 4 classes will all present a topic assembly. So far, Miss Norris' and Mr Gell's classes have wowed their parents and an audience of younger children with their entertaining and fact-filled assemblies. To see photographs from these, please follow this LINK to our School Blog.

Reading at Grosvenor Road Primary School

Friday 14th September 2018

If you would like to know more about your child's reading journey through our school, please follow this link.

Add our website to your home page

Monday 10th September 2018

Why not add our website to your homepage? Once you've done it you will have our logo sitting amongst your apps - a quick link to us! You will be able to keep up to date with all the latest news and diary of events at GRPS! Get help on how to do that by following this link.

Do you know how to set parental controls on all your child's digital devices?

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Sometimes it can very difficult to know how to set Parental Controls on all the devices your child may use, ranging from the Xbox One to a Nintendo 3DS. Here are a set of simple instructions for each device your child is likely to use. Please follow the links:
Apple Devices
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch 

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