Welcome to our new website

Hello and a warm welcome to Manchester Road Primary Academy 

As principal of Manchester Road Primary Academy, it makes me proud to be able to write the opening page to our website and blogging facility.

Manchester Road is an amazing place for children to learn, and I believe that children who come here enjoy being at school and are enthusiastic about their learning and their prospective futures.

The 21st Century is a challenging place for children and young children to grow, and both myself and all the staff here are passionate about ensuring that all our children are successful – in their learning, emotional well – being and in the relationships that they form throughout their time here.

Education is about so much more than academic achievement, and the ethos we promote here is one of respect for others and all the different skills, knowledge and understanding that they bring to our school community. Everyone is different, and this is something which should be celebrated each and every day.

Manchester Road offers a great curriculum, inspired by visits out to fantastic places, and visitors to school who really motivate the children about different topics. We have a full and varied curriculum, which teaches the children about all areas of life… and as you’ll see from our Facebook page, sport is an important part of our school life. To ensure we stay at the forefront of education, the school is currently investigating and developing the practice of ‘Behaviour Learning Powers’ (BLP). This is an amazing way of teaching and developing the skills of learning. Its principles lie in the strong belief that everyone can learn to be a great learner, and that by developing the knowledge of how to take on new challenges all children can develop the ability to be resourceful, resilient, reflective and reciprocal – skills and knowledge which will stay with them throughout their life… Both in education and the wider world.

We are passionate about our children here, and we hope that we can share in your aspirations for the children to become caring, kind and active members of the community they live in. We fully understand the role that parents and families play in the education of our children, so we have an open door policy. Parents and families are always welcome to drop in if there is something they would like to ask or see – we will always make time!

A few paragraphs here will only give the tip of the iceberg when it comes to MRPA, so please delve deeper into our blogs and the rest of the website – you can also find out much more on our twitter site and Facebook page.

I really look forward to working with you, your families and of course, your children over the next few years… ensuring a great future for everyone we have the privilege to welcome into our school.


Joanne Taylor

Principal MRPA