Arden is a larger than average primary school with pupils from a variety of social backgrounds. We have approximately430 pupils on roll which includes 40 part time nursery children.






Arden was last inspected by Ofsted in February 2016.

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Performance Tables

Arden’s performance Information 2016



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Children are admitted to school in accordance with the prescribed local authority (LA) procedure. Arden’s admission limit, designated by the LA, is 90 children per year.


Procedure for Admission 


This is an important time with regard to making applications at Arden Primary School.   Please

note the application deadlines stated below:


Age Group & Closing Date for School Places

Age Group

Birth Dates Between

Closing Date

Secondary (Year 7)

1st September 2006 – 31st August 2007

31st October 2017



     1st September 2013 – 31st August 2014

15th January 2018


1st September 2014– 31st August 2015

31st March 2018


All applications for the main intakes referred to above must be made online and by the set deadlines.


Follow the simple 3 step application process:


Step 1  –  Apply online at:


Step 2 –  Indicate your preferred schools – use all your preferences


Step 3 –  Submit your application online – ensure you get an automatic receipt


If you can’t access the online system from home the facility is available from some of the many Information Centre’s across the Borough or at Fred Perry House or if we can assist in any way please feel free to contact the school office on 0161 430 2675.  We can provide general advice only as places are allocated centrally and not by the school.


For more information call the Admissions Support & Advice Team on 0161 217 6028 or


Children with Special Educational Needs

Children with Special Educational Needs- Admissions

School Offer

For information about our School Offer,  click here

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

At Arden Primary School we recognise that children face many barriers to their learning. It is part of our ethos to ensure that these are effectively and efficiently removed so that all children make good progress. An integral part of this work surrounds the use of our pupil premium money which is given by the government to support the education of children based on a number of factors. The main criteria (and the ones which currently apply to Arden Primary) are eligibility for free school meals (FSM) and Looked After Children (LAC). There is no set guidance on the way in which this funding should be allocated. It is up to individual schools to determine their own priorities.

Pupil Premium Funding:

These funds were used in a variety of ways to provide additional support and intervention for all pupils, but with a particular focus on those in receipt of ‘Free School Meals’ (FSM) and ‘Looked After Children (LAC). A key area where these funds were targeted was to ensure the continued progress and academic achievement for these vulnerable groups.

Pupil Premium Report 2016-17


2015-16 Pupil Premium Spend

Sports Premium Planned Expenditure

PE funding (launched September 2013) is a government grant that is sent into all schools for academic years from 2013/14

Copy of Arden sports premium spends April 16 – April 17 as of June 2017

Primary PE and Sport Premium Evidence word doc June 17



Charging Policy

The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that a wide range of additional activities can make towards enriching the children’s education. School fund is used to a great extent to subsidise such activities. Parents will be invited to make voluntary contributions to meet the cost of activities which take place in school hours. Although no child will be excluded from any visit for financial reasons, the Governors reserve the right to cancel an activity if sufficient voluntary contributions are not received. Families who have difficulty meeting the full cost can apply for financial assistance via the Headteacher for support. Parents and carers are always informed well in advance of such activities and payments can be made in instalments.


In case of loss or damage to school equipment and resources, parents and carers may be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of replacing the item.


The Governing Body reserves the right to charge the full cost for activities which take place outside school hours.

Review: Autumn 2018