In the lead up to Crown Street Primary School opening next year, we look back over the last few months, as Mrs Thompson and colleagues from our sister primary schools have been building relationships with our local community, as we near the opening of Crown Street Primary School, from September 2024. Here is a wrap up of some of the key events we have been involved in over the last term!  


Admissions opening:

At the start of term our first-ever admissions window opened, which was an exciting time, as parents and carers who we had met in the summer, started to make their applications for our pre-school and Reception cohort. We also welcomed parents and carers to visit our sister schools, Gorsey Bank Primary School, Cheadle Hulme Primary School and Woodford Primary School, where they were able to see how a Laurus education is delivered.  


Progress pictures of the inside of Crown Street Primary

We went and visited some nurseries to build relationships with them all and to meet the children and the wonderful staff. We began the school tours at our sister school, Woodford Primary School for prospective parents and carers to give them a feel of what our school will be like when it opens in September 2024. We had been visiting the site to see the progress that had been made and to see it come together.


External progress pictures of Crown Street

We then visited the site again on the 17th of October to see the progress – work on playground surface had begun, internal first fixes continues, cladding on external due to be completed soon at this point.


Progress pictures int and ext. Picture of Head of School from Museum event

In November we held an open morning at one of our sister schools, Gorsey Bank Primary School to give out information to any prospective parents and carers. We also held an information session at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester for prospective parents and carers to come and talk to the Head of School and the Executive Head of Primary to ask any questions and look at our set up. We visited the site again – Playground surface had been laid, cladding was nearly completed, first fixes and painting, flooring in hall was put down, the kitchen and other loose fittings starting to arrive and be fixed in.


Progress pictures int and ext and also picture from Central Library drop in.

We held another information event at the Central Library in Manchester as a drop in for prospective parents and carers.​ We again, visited the site to see the progress– painting has been started, flooring in classrooms are going down, playground surface had been completed, the cladding is now complete, the scaffolding is slowly being removed and the
commercial kitchen is being fitted.


Mrs Thompson has put together a Christmas Recommended Reads bookshelf for your children as a Christmas Present or just for a nice read!



That’s a wrap! 

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!