Whirley Road, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 3JL
10 reasons to choose Whirley Primary School
Whirley Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the 6 best state primary schools in Macclesfield and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Whirley Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 10 members of The Fallibroome Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Whirley Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Whirley Primary School ranks in the top 26% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles. Most pupils go on to Fallibroome High School at the end of Year 6.
The Whirley Primary School curriculum
School curriculum is subject based, rather than topic-based, with some cross-curricular linking. It also includes PSHE, French. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips for Years 3, 5 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Whirley Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Gold Award.
The Arts at Whirley Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and instrument ensemble. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Whirley Primary School
The King’s School in Macclesfield, Infants & Juniors (2.7 miles); Beech Hall Junior School (2.9 miles); Alderley Edge School for Girls, Infants & Juniors (4.5 miles).
The King’s School in Macclesfield (2.2 miles); Beech Hall School (2.9 miles); Alderley Edge School for Girls (4.5 miles).
The Fallibroome Academy (1.2 miles); All Hallows Catholic College (1.9 miles); Wilmslow High School (5.9 miles).