Welcome to our school website. We hope you enjoy reading about our school. Our mission is to enable every person at St Patrick’s to realise they are God’s child. We actively strive to support every child’s entitlement to a spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. We offer a wide range of extended provision with a successful breakfast and after school activity club running each school day. Please feel free to contact the school directly through this website or by telephoning 0161 834 9004.
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Our school has a very rich history that dates back to 1836, when three Presentation Sisters arrived from Ireland to open a school. We are very proud of the fact that our school was the first school to give free education to girls. In 1886, over 1000 girls aged between 7 and 14 attended the school. Thomas Lavery, a local rich silk merchant, was horrified at the conditions that very young girls had to endure whilst working with their mothers in his mill. He was determined to do something about this and funded the first free school in England for the girls of poor families.
We were also the first school in the country to offer free school meals and possibly also the first school to offer free nursery education. This heritage informs our mission today - as we still try to respond to the needs of people in our community in innovative ways.
We have had many famous people attend our school; including world champion boxer Jackie Brown, European Cup Winner Brian Kidd and world champion footballer Nobby Stiles. Pictured below is Brian Kidd, who along with Nobby Stiles, was taught football when he was a young boy by Sister Veronica.
Picture courtesy of the Manchester Evening News.
RE Inspection 2014
Click here to read our latest RE Insepection report.