Welcome to Christ the King Catholic and Church of England Primary School, the first joint church school in East Cheshire.
The school was founded on 1st September 2009 in response to the demand from parents for Christian faith education in the heart of their community. Christ the King School was created in partnership between the Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury, the Church of England Diocese of Chester and East Cheshire Council. The school liaises closely with the church of St Barnabas and the church of St Edward the Confessor.
Now resident in our excellent new building at Fir Grove, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7SF, we welcome visits to our school and would ask that you call us on 01625 383272 if you wish to arrange an appointment.
The staff and governors welcome you to our school. We look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure the successful establishment of your child’s educational career.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester opened our state of the art new building on 19th July 2011
At Christ the King school the character and daily life of the school are centred on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We offer a creative and inclusive learning environment in which our children can flourish spiritually, emotionally, academically and socially and where diversity is celebrated. All children are challenged in their thinking, strive for continuous
self-improvement and we aim to motivate them to become life-long learners who can make a valuable contribution locally and globally.
To foster an expectation of high standards of behaviour where we all respect ourselves and others.
To meet every individual’s social, emotional, physical and spiritual need so that they can move on from Christ the King Primary School with integrity and confidence.
To be a committed team who have high expectations and aspirations for every individual; seeking to provide the highest standards of learning and teaching.
To provide a rich a diverse curriculum enhanced by a variety of extra-curricular opportunities.
Christ the King pupils attend a party at 10 Downing Street with Sports Coach Norman Hill and Headteacher Clare Bates
Children enter the school in the year in which they are five years old and leave at the age of eleven years. Children are placed in mixed ability classes according to age. In single year group classes. Within each class children are grouped according to their stage of development and ability.
Children are encouraged both to be independent learners and to develop cooperative skills as required by the subjects being taught.
The approximate hours for which children are taught, exclusive of collective worship, registration and breaks is:
Foundation and Key Stage 1, 22 ½ hours per week
Key Stage 2, 24 hours per week
The curriculum is the total of all learning experiences provided by the school for our children. We aim to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which is rich in practical experiences and through which all children can develop their skills, talents and interests and achieve according to their potential. It reflects the full range of academic knowledge, skills and understanding and includes a strong emphasis on spiritual, moral and cultural development.
We attach great importance to the teaching of the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. These skills are common to every part of our curriculum and are included in such subject areas as Science, Technology, Geography, History, Music, Art and Design and RE. Our aim is that every child will grow up to become a responsible, caring and useful member of tomorrow's society. They will also understand what skills they need to acquire to become a life long learner.
Our curriculum planning is detailed and creates firm progression through adherence to National Curriculum attainment targets. Planning is available in classes.
Outdoor and adventurous activities
Bishop Mark from Shrewsbury Diocese and Bishop William from Chester Diocese helped us to celebrate the opening of our new joint church school
The school uses “Here I Am;” a curriculum used by many Catholic and Church of England schools and the Liverpool Anglican Diocesan syllabus. With the support of diocesan advice we work to maintain a balance which reflects the teachings of both churches. Children also learn about other faiths.
In order to give our children the best opportunities possible we have a full time sports coach on our permanent staff. This allows us to provide high quality PE and a range of after school and lunch time sports. Our Sport Coach liaises with local clubs and other coaches to bring in the widest sporting opportunities for our children. The school has already been awarded National Healthy Schools Status
Inter schools sports competitions
Investigating in the Bug Lab
The school employs a part time music specialist and all children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument at no cost to their family. Instruments taught include: recorder, percussion, ukulele, guitar and violin. The choir practice in school every Wednesday and take part in a variety of events in the community throughout the year. Year 5 take part in Wider Opportunities project which culminates in a concert with the Halle Orchestra in the Bridgewater Hall.
The school is well equipped with desk top and laptop computers as well as interactive whiteboards in all classes. The school also has a learning platform which you can visit at www.christtheking.cheshire.sch.uk
Modern Foreign Languages
Children are introduced to French when they begin school and the school employs a specialist teacher who teaches French in Key Stage 2 and supports our class teachers to teach French. Our school links with schools in France, Italy and Poland to enable our pupils to develop their understanding of life in other countries and the friendship that can exist between us all.
Former Olympic gymnast Craig Heap and the Kiribati Olympic Boxing Team show the children how hard work and dedication bring rewards
Solving problems together
We have a specialist Special Educational Needs Coordinator who works part time in school. Staff are well trained and deliver the same good standard of education to all children ensuring that each individual has his or her needs met.
All staff are trained in safeguarding and are ready to listen to and help children whatever their difficulties might be.
The school employs a Learning Mentor who supports children who may have difficulties which create a barrier to their learning or self esteem.
We also have access, through the our membership of the All Hallows Learning Community, to a family support worker who works independently and confidentially with families in need of support for whatever reason.
There is a wide variety of after school study, arts and sports activities available each afternoon. Our breakfast club opens at 7.30am each morning and after school care is available until 6pm daily.
Making monsters and working cooperatively
Our MP, David Rutley, explains what life is like at Westminster and Food 4 Macc build raised beds in which we can grow fruit and vegetables
We firmly believe that the best way for children to learn and understand this body of knowledge is through a broad, balanced curriculum, rich in practical experiences. Our school provides children with a range of teaching styles and learning opportunities. There are times when children will be taught formally, but equally they will be encouraged to work in groups, co-operatively on a variety of practical tasks and problem solving opportunities. We want our children to have success in whatever they do. As we endeavour to treat each child as an individual, we hope to ensure that their full potential will be realized.
The setting of homework is seen as a preparation activity, particularly for our Year Six children as they move towards their first year at secondary school. Other years receive 'homework' in the form of study skills, spelling, mathematics, project work, science, English reading and sharing books and learning
We believe that learning is a life long, continuous process. It enables both the individual and societies to grow and develop. People of all ages learn most effectively when they feel valued and when they feel encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.
We look forward to welcoming you for a visit to our school.
Business leaders help the children learn enterprise skills