Plymouth Grove Primary School
Headteacher: Mike Cooke

Plymouth Grove is a larger than average primary school with over 75% of children with English as an additional language and 30 different languages spoken by children. 96% of children are from black or minority ethnic groups. 15% of children have a special educational need.

The school is situated in an area of high deprivation and a number of children are identified as needing support to improve their well-being. There is high mobility in the school with approximately 66% of KS2 children having attended the school before Year 1.There are currently 455 pupils on roll from ages 3-11. The school has expanded significantly since 2009 when the school population was 335. Pupil numbers will continue to rise to a capacity of 472.

The school is organised into a 52 place nursery and two form entry from reception to year 6. The school includes a resource provision (Sunshine Room) for seven children with ASD.

Key Strengths


Specialist Teachers 

Plymouth Grove has specialist teachers in PE, Music, Computing and Autism. This provides children with the opportunities to achieve the highest possible standards in these subjects. All three teachers also provide training for school direct trainees. The Computing teacher has Computing at School (CAS) Master Teacher Accreditation.

Spoken Language 

Plymouth Grove places a very high priority on oracy and has a designated spoken language leader. The impact can be seen through the success of our debating team who won the National Urban Debate League at the Houses of Parliament in 2016. We also provide spoken language interventions such as Mr Word and Word Aware that are proving highly effective in supporting the needs of children with EAL. Children in KS2 also have the opportunity to achieve English Speaking Board (ESB) qualifications.

ASD / Specialist Resourced Provision 

Our specialist resource provision for ASD means we have a specialist teacher having with in depth knowledge of removing and addressing the barriers to autism in order to progress learning. This knowledge includes effective speech and language provision, social communication and interaction, imagination and flexibility and sensory needs.

Contact Plymouth Grove Primary School

Headteacher: Mike Cooke
Address: Plymouth Grove West, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0AQ
Telephone: 0161 273 1453