It is an honour and a privilege to be the Head Teacher of New Islington Free School.

New Islington Free School is funded directly by the Department for Education and open to all children from the ages of 4 to 11 years old. Working in collaboration with The Manchester Grammar School, we have the freedom to design and deliver an exciting curriculum; one developed specifically to equip our children with the skills, attitudes and knowledge which provide the foundations for a very successful future.

A short walk from the city centre, New Islington is in a vibrant and exciting location next to wetlands and the Marina.

Our school is a warm, encouraging and supportive place for children. We set high expectations for our pupils’ educational outcomes and have high standards of behaviour within the context of an exciting and engaging curriculum taught by motivated and happy staff. Our pupils are eager and enthusiastic about learning and exploring, about their friendships, about coming to school. Our school is attractive – both inside and outside – so that adults and children alike enjoy being there. Our school is involved in the community, and parents are proud to send their children here. We have an amazing team of adults who work closely with the children and parents to ensure that each and every child has a first class educational experience. Adults and children join together to find things out, discover talents and enjoy new experiences. We help each other to find new friends and to develop new enthusiasms.

We do this through well planned, stimulating lessons; learning at New Islington takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, as we know that children benefit from a wide range of experiences. We do this through providing an exciting range of extra-curricular clubs. We do this through by being there for the children, listening to them and taking the time to really get to know them in a caring environment.

Visitors are always very welcome; whether you are a prospective parent, a neighbour or are thinking of moving into the area do give us a call.

I look forward to showing you around New Islington - the jewel in the crown of the local area.

Mrs Tabitha Smith

Head Teacher