History of the School


The school is a Community Primary and Nursery school for children aged 3 – 11.

The School

The first Worthington Primary School was built in 1905 and was the first Council School to be erected in Cheshire. Over the years, many improvements to the building were carried out. However in 2013 the time came to say goodbye to our old building and in September 2013, we began a new chapter in the life of the school with the opening of our beautiful brand new school. Developed on existing school land, it took a year and a half to plan and then build. A wonderfully exciting partnership between Trafford’s architectural, asset management and development teams, the school, and our builders, Willmott Dixon resulted in what we see today – a magnificent school fit for purpose.

The school is built of brick and consists of twelve classes in main-school, one nursery class, two more in Early Years, three in Key Stage One and six in Key Stage Two. There is a central hall, which serves as a designated PE area, dining, as well as an assembly hall. In addition there is a studio attached to the main hall offering opportunities for dance, drama and music. The school also has a very well-stocked library, guided reading unit, ICT suite and a food technology room.

Nutritous, balanced and varied meals are made daily on site by our highly qualified chefs in our state of the art school kitchens.

The school offers a wide and exciting range of before, during and after school clubs, as well as clubs during holidays.

We also provide ‘wrap around’ care between the hours of 7.45 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. each school day through our partnership with ‘Kid’s Collective’ – part of the Elmscott Group. Details of this service can be obtained from the school office, or from our school website. Kid’s Collective is situated in our refurbished annexe and is completely self contained with toilet and kitchen facilities.

The school grounds are extensive, and include an outside classroom developed by the children with financial assistance from the school’s PTA. We have further developed our grounds with mature trees and allotments.  In November 2018, we added a Daily Mile running track around the perimeter of our main field, which has greatly added to our physical education offer.

During the summer term and the first half term of the autumn term of 2020, we have been seeing the development of an additional four classrooms to the front and side of the existing school.  This extension accommodates additional children as our school is moving from a 45 place year group to a 60 place school.  As of September 2020, we now have 60 children in our reception classes, and we anticipate that our school will rapidly fill so that we have two classes per age group throughout.

The Story of Worthington

For anyone who may be interested, in 2017, our school was immortalised forever, when we published a book about the school’s history.  The school has seen so many historical events, and witnessed great joys, and some upsetting times too.  Incredibly researched by the author, Christopher King, and wonderfully illustrated by Rob Lenihan, the book charts the life and times of this local landmark.  The building might have changed, but the story lives on.

Copies of the book are available from the school office. In addition click the link below to see a number of the glorious illustrations found in the book.

Illustrations from ‘The Story of Worthington School’