Cringle Brook Primary School, a brand new school in Levenshulme will open its doors in September this year after a permanent site was agreed. This is excellent news for the Levenshulme and Burnage communities where there is currently a shortage of primary school places.
The school, which opened a term early to cope with the increased demand for primary places in South Manchester, has been operating from a temporary location in Burnage Children’s Centre, Burnage with one Reception class. The Cringle Brook permanent site at 388 Slade Lane, Levenshulme will open to a Reception Class and Year 1 Class in September 2014. Parents of children who started at Cringle Brook for the summer term are delighted with the new school and report that their children really enjoyed their first week, with one parent saying ‘"My son never wanted to go to school, but now he looks forward to going” and another who told us, “"My daughter is happy to come to school and talks about what she does”.
Cringle Brook, a part of the very successful, Kingsway Community Trust is already proving a popular choice for parents. Joining the current family of schools, Ladybarn Primary and Green End Primary, the Trust is led and managed by one Executive Headteacher, who is a National Leader of Education and one Governing Body, whose Chair is a National Leader of Governance.
Executive Headteacher of Kingsway Community Trust, Lisa Vyas said: “I am delighted to confirm the permanent site for Cringle Brook after 17 months of hard work from the Trust, the DfE, and Manchester City Council. I would also like to thank all those who have supported the school, including Staff and Governors, the prospective parents of pupils who will enrol at Cringle Brook, to officers at the Local Authority and Department for Education for their continued support.”