Stalyhill Infant School opened in November 1980 as a two form entry school. We are situated in a residential area on the edge of Stalybridge. We are the only separate Infant and Junior School in Tameside and our unique position enables us to offer a specialised Early Years education for our children. Our well established transition programme ensures a smooth transition to the neighbouring Junior School, with whom we have strong links.
We are very proud of our high standards of achievement, and we believe that everyone should have many varied opportunities to achieve their potential. Our curriculum is broad and balanced with lots of opportunities to learn through practical activities in a fun, but educational way.
We cater for all individual needs. Pupils are continuously assessed to ensure they are making progress and reaching individual targets. Pupils with Additional Needs are given the appropriate support to enable them to grow in confidence and to make progress. We believe children should be challenged and that independent learning should be developed for future life. There are lots of opportunities to apply knowledge and to investigate and problem solve.
Pupils are encouraged to develop an understanding of the world beyond Stalyhill Infant School. We have lots of visitors into school to broaden our curriculum. Our children are encouraged to raise money for charity and to gain an understanding of the needs of others through our assemblies, RE and Personal, Health, Social and Emotional education, and by behaving towards each other in a caring way within our school community.
At Stalyhill Infants we positively encourage parents to support their child’s education. There are a number of opportunities to share the curriculum at home, for instance, through our project work, number, art and story sacks and daily reading practise. We hold curriculum workshops for parents and regular parent evenings, although all parents are welcome to discuss their child with the staff throughout the year at mutually convenient times.
An active PTA, shared with the Junior School, raises funds through a wide variety of social events. Parents enjoy meeting on a social basis, whilst raising significant funds for the schools.