Our School

A Brief History of the School

Astmoor Junior School was opened in 1969. It had 38 pupils in 2 classes with 2 teachers. In 1971, Astmoor Infant School was opened. Twenty years years later, due to falling numbers across the authority, the two schools amalgamated forming Astmoor Primary School as we are now known. The Headteacher at that time was Mr Chris Marron.

In 1992, Mr Ken Rimmer was appointed as Headteacher and led the school through many successes and changes. He remained at the school for an impressive 16 years and still remains a good friend to the school today. Mrs Aldridge took up the position of Acting Headteacher in January 2008 and was appointed Headteacher in March 2008. She had formerly worked in a number of schools in Halton and had been both class teacher and Deputy Headteacher at Astmoor. 

In 2008, Astmoor Primary School benefited from a beautiful extension at the front of school and there have been many improvements made to the building along the way including a modern ICT suite, a superb outdoor learning area for Foundation Stage and an excellent cooking facility for the children. The classrooms are also bright and airy and we have the benefit of a number of additional 'meeting style' rooms. Astmoor Primary School has always had a strong reputation within the local community and our intention is always to continue this.

Astmoor Primary School Today

Due to the ongoing development of the housing within the local community, pupil numbers have fluctuated considerably over recent years. However, we are pleased to see that numbers are gradually growing again. The school is divided into 7 classes including a part-time nursery class. The staff team continues to be the schools greatest asset. We have a strong teaching team with a great support team. We have also  benefit from having our own Family Support Worker. In addition to this, we also employ a part-time speech and language therapist and a part-time art therapist.

  • Aims & ethos 

    At Astmoor Primary School we pride ourselves on being a very caring and nurturing community. We promote kindness and compassion through everything we do. We believe that this makes us a strong community where children can be secure in their read more

  • General Information

    Please find general school information below 08.01.2018 - We seem to have a number of cases of slapped cheek in school. As long as your child is generally well after the rash has appeared they are fine to be in school. For more information read more

  • Pupil Premium

    Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in 2011. It is a specific grant based on school census figures for those children eligible for Free School Meals. At Astmoor Primary School we aim to: Ensure that teaching and learning read more

  • Letters

    We regularly send out letters containing a wide range of information about forthcoming events and general information about school. These letters can also be downloaded below. Paper copies can be requested via the school office or by emailing the read more

  • Sports Premium

    The government is providing additional funding of £150million each year for 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore read more

  • News

    September 2018 Welcome back to school everyone! We hope you have all had a great summer holiday and made the most of the wonderful weather. We have been overwhelmed at how lovely the children all look in their new school uniforms and read more

  • Staff


  • Meals 

    Our school meals are provided by Halton's School Meal Service. Diane Maycock is our school cook and is always more than happy to speak to parents about any concerns or special dietary requirements. The best time to speak to Diane is usually at the read more

  • School Admissions

    Halton Local Authority is the admission authority for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Halton. The Halton Borough Council's website has a range of information for residents of both Runcorn and Widnes. Details regarding how to apply read more

  • School Uniform

    Following consultation with lots of parents and carers, we have taken the decision to make some minor changes to our school uniform for September 2018. We believe that these changes will help to make the children look smarter and avoid too many read more

  • Calendar

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  • Performance

    KS2 Results 2018 In 2016, the government made sweeping changes to the way that all children are assessed and tested and how this is reported to parents. The new system is called 'Assessment without Levels'. Children are no longer judged to be read more

  • Holiday Dates

    Please find below holiday list for academic year 2017-2018. Please note school has 5 inset days when school will be closed to pupils. We will send out updated holiday list as each inset day is set to keep you fully informed. If you require a paper read more

  • Newsletters 

    School newsletters are regularly sent out to keep everyone informed about school events, news and issues. Paper copies can be requested via the school office or by emailing the School Business Manager: sec.astmoor@halton.gov.uk Monday 17th read more

  • Policies

    Paper copies of these policies can be requested via the school office or by emailing the School Business Manager: sec.astmoor@halton.gov.uk Privacy Notice Astmoor Data Protection GDPR Policy Send Information Report 2017-18 Pupil read more