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 recently benefited from the employment of the school's 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

  • 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

  • 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 Pupil Attendance-Absence Policy 2017 Leave of Absence Policy 2017 Sun Safety Policy Charging read more

  • Pupil Premium

    Please note, the school is currently developing its Pupil premium Strategy for 2016-17 Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in 2011. It is a specific grant based on school census figures for those children eligible for 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

    At Astmoor, we encourage all children to look smart by wearing our agreed school uniform. In fact, we believe that children behave and respond more positively when wearing uniform! Our school uniform can be purchased from: LASER SCHOOLWEAR read more

  • Calendar

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  • Performance

    KS2 Results 2017 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

  • Staff


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • News

    Coffee Morning On Friday 9th February Mrs Newitt held a coffee morning in school to raise money for Halton Haven. Mrs Cranfield was giving out relaxing hand massages whilst parents enjoyed a cake. Thank you for everyone who came to support 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 19th 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