Guide to Schools in Cheadle Hulme

3 Feb 2016

Guide to Schools in Cheadle Hulme

Ask any estate agent what makes an area sought-after, and keeps those property prices spiralling upwards, and you can guarantee that the quality of the local schools will be in their top three answers. And so it is with Cheadle Hulme. Cheadle Hulme schools are quite literally top of the class when it comes to both results, and Ofsted or Independent School Inspectorate reports. You could well be spoiled for choice…

When it comes to independent schools, Cheadle Hulme is truly blessed, with four highly regarded private schools, each within walking distance of each other:

Cheadle Hulme School

Cheadle Hulme School began life as Warehousemen and Clerks School for Necessitous Children, and opened in its present location, off Claremont Road, in 1869. Boasting some really rather beautiful Victorian architecture as well as every modern convenience and luxury – including well-equipped classrooms, a swimming pool and extensive sports facilities – a school could hope for. Cheadle Hulme School is well known throughout Manchester and Cheshire for superb results and high expectations of all staff and pupils, and takes children from ages 4-18.

Greenbank Preparatory School

A short stroll across Hulme Hall Road and along Heathbank Road will lead you to yet another of the highly-regarded independent schools in Cheadle Hulme – Greenbank Preparatory School, motto ‘Nurturing Potential, Inspiring Dreams’. Greenbank, for children age 4-11, is just a mile out of the village centre, yet in a quiet, leafy location with its own grounds including an all-weather sports pitch and even a cricket pavilion. Like all the independent schools in Cheadle Hulme, Greenbank boasts small class sizes and state of the art facilities. With a thriving and inclusive Parents’ Association group as well as a nursery and pre-school, Greenbank offers children a lovely start to their education.

Ramillies Hall School

Previously a boys’ school and also a boarding school, Ramillies Hall School & Nursery now takes girls and boys from the ages of six months to sixteen years, and is a Mainstream Independent School offering a tailored education, particularly specialising in supporting those pupils with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.

Of course, it’s not only the independent schools in Cheadle Hulme that are excelling – Cheadle Hulme’s primary schools and high schools are also performing really well and have plenty to offer. Cheadle Hulme High School’s GCSE results are some of the best in Stockport, and the successful sixth form is similarly unashamedly academic, while Catholic high school St James was not far behind. There are several local primary schools in Cheadle Hulme, too:

  • Lane End Primary School on Ramillies Avenue is a small one-form entry school, with excellent results, a lovely community feel and rated outstanding by Ofsted.
  • Hursthead has separate infant and junior schools, with three form entry. Hursthead has always had an excellent reputation locally and is also outstanding according to Ofsted.
  • Oaktree Primary School, formed from the merger of two good Cheadle Hulme schools, Queens Road and Orrishmere, on the site of the old Queens Road School, opened in September 2015.
  • Bradshaw Hall is another popular school, with 36% of children from outside of catchment. Extended in recent years following the closure of nearby Bruntwood school, attainment has grown yearly.
  • Thorn Grove school, established on Woodstock Avenue since 1951 has a nursery, roomy accommodation and a positive Ofsted report. It also includes a deaf base resource provision run by the local authority.
  • Cheadle Catholic Infant and Junior Schools have always had a good reputation, and a real community feel with an active and welcoming PTA
  • The all new Cheadle Hulme Primary School and Laurus Cheadle Hulme (often referred to as Cheadle Hulme High School Two) are both no open as free schools. The Cheadle Hulme Education Trust, also behind the high-performing Cheadle Hulme High School has been supported by hundreds of Cheadle Hulme parents.

Cheadle Hulme. A fantastic place to live, and a wonderful place to educate your children.

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