Welcome To Ivy Bank!

“We are an inclusive, community School which focuses on the child as an individual encouraging them to thrive and excel within the schools' strong values of respect, kindness and tolerance.


Our staff are dedicated to ensuring that children reach their full potential, become well rounded citizens and make learning a life-long friend”.


This website offers a picture of life at Ivy Bank illustrating the vision and values we work hard to deliver, whilst offering our staff and pupils a virtual learning environment.

Please enjoy exploring the various sections of our website and learning a little about life at Ivy Bank. Visits to our school are always welcome.

Our Aims

  • To be an inclusive school and to put into place this practice in all aspects of our work so that all learners are given equality of opportunity and treated fairly.
  • To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.
  • To treat learners as individuals and to take account of their individual and special needs.
  • To provide for learners’ physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural needs.
  • To provide well for learners care, health and safety.
  • To ensure that all learners benefit from a rich, broad and balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner.
  • To teach the basic skills and core subjects well and to give equal emphasis to the foundation subjects – this will be central to our work.
  • To make relevant connections between curriculum areas and apply basic skills across the whole curriculum.
  • To give responsibility to learners and develop their self-confidence by contributing to the community.
  • To make parents and the wider community partners with the school and to involve them in the evaluation of its success.
  • To build an ethos marked by a welcoming, friendly, bright and lively environment where learners feel secure. A place where excellent behavior is expected and children enjoy coming to.

Our School Day

The school gates open at 8:40am and we encourage pupils to be on the school playground by 8:50am. The school day begins at 8:55am. The school day ends at 3:30pm with the gates being unlocked shortly before this time. Parents/carers who are collecting pupils should wait on the main playground by your child’s classroom so that the class teacher can ensure the safe handover of pupils.

About Us

Ivy Bank Primary School is housed in a modern building built in 1970s. The school is a mixed 4 to 11 age school situated in the South-West of Macclesfield, next to Thornton Square.  It is an Local Education Authority school and within the area of East Cheshire County Council. We benefit from extensive Special Education Needs (SEN) expertise of our staff and from the Resource Base provision at the school.  The Resource Base has places for 20 children with Moderate Learning Disabilities.

We have an active and very supportive Governing Body, who are responsible for the school. Advice and support is provided by the Local Education Authority (LEA). The governing body has delegated the responsibility for the day to day management of the school to the headteacher, under the Local Management of Schools scheme (LMS) This involves the management of learning, school policies, personnel and resources. The governing body meet at least once every term and sub committees, eg. finance and curriculum, meet when deemed necessary. We have strong links with our feeder comprehensive schools which include Macclesfield Academy, Fallibroome High School and All Hallows High School.

Ivy Bank Primary School is at the heart of an estate, near to Thormton Square and attracts children from its neighbouring estates too. It is set in grounds comprising of a large green field area, edged by a woodland walk, with two playgrounds and gardens. 

The gardens contain wildlife areas, a pond and we run at allotment which provides fresh fruit, salad and vegetables for our school meals. Managed by the children, we enjoy the tasty results.  Recently, an Olympic themed sensory garden was built through working with local community groups and sponsorship.