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Our School 

All of us at The William Amory Primary School strive to continue our tradition of

being an exceptionally welcoming place with a real family feel and strong values.

A place that children and parents feel part of the family and where, together, our 

children can learn and explore the world around them in a caring, engaging

and exciting way.


We aim to ensure that every child in our care can reach their full potential, both inside

and outside of the classroom. We want to give them the courage to challenge

themselves and be confident in who they are. By working together, we are creating

a school which the children, parents, governors and staff are proud to be part of and

where children can develop a love of learning and thrive. 


We offer a wide variety of experiences and opportunities including residential visits to outdoor activity centres along with a range of extra-curricular activities including:  music, art, and sports. The school is affiliated to the Cheadle and District (CADSSA) and Blythe Bridge (BBSSA) Primary School Sports Associations and takes part in numerous inter-school activities and tournaments throughout the year.


We encourage a strong home/school partnership where, as well as a thriving Parent, Teachers and Friends Association, (PTFA), parents and carers are actively encouraged to become involved within the school to work with children and staff, strengthening the team spirit and the home/school relationship.


Our History

William Amory, of Stonehouse, in his will dated; August 26th 1728 left to his wife, 7 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land, known as Pool-Street Meadows in the Parish of Dilhorne. He directed that after his wife’s death, trustees be appointed to the building of a  schoolhouse.

 The school was to be built in the Blythe Marsh and the master to teach freely the children of the poor in the immediate locality. His directions were, in due course carried out. However, in 1809 new trustees were appointed to administer all that William Amory had bequeathed. The schoolhouse had, by this time, fallen into decay and classes had been suspended. It was two or three years before renovation and subsequent re-opening of the school was possible.                                                       

About the early 1850’s the number of pupils was 125, all learning the 3 R’s. John Spilsbury was the school master and Assistant Overseer. By 1876 the schoolhouse was no longer used and a new school for boys was built in 1878 with funds from the charity.

The name Amory appears quite frequently in documents of Forsbrook’s past. So it was in 1728 when William Amory, who must have had a social conscience, founded a free school in Blythe Bridge. The school was built on the site now occupied by the library and police station.

In the early 1850’s it seems that the Grammar school, founded by Mr. Amory was closed and another school was built. The need for more school places was another effect of the increase in population, so with funds from Mr. Amory’s foundation, The Marsh School was built in 1878, next to the chapel in Uttoxeter Road.

In 1971 the Marsh Primary added its own Junior School in Stallington Lane.

The William Amory Primary School is an amalgamation of The Marsh Primary School and Draycott Manor Primary School and opened as such in September 2006. The school was officially opened by Cllr Robert Simpson, Councillor Elect for Children and Lifelong Learning, on Wednesday 28th March 2007. The William Amory Nursery was formed on the 1st August 2017.

Our Vision, Values and Aims


Our children are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to ensure they receive the best education we can provide in a safe, welcoming environment so that they thrive and are well-prepared for their future.


Our Values

Kindness - encouraging everyone to look after

each other so that we all feel cared for and enjoy

coming to school.

Respect - being honest, responsible and treating

others as we want to be treated so that everyone 

feels valued and develops a sense of wellbeing as

part of a community.

Curiosity - being interested and excited by learning; 

having the confidence to try new things.

Creativity - providing a wide range of learning

opportunities in order to nurture all children's skills

and talents

Pride -  celebrating achievements; developing 

resilience and perseverance; not giving up but 

always trying to be the best that we can be.

Our Aims

To provide an excellent learning experience for all children through:

  • Highly effective teaching that enables everyone to reach the highest levels of personal achievement.

  • Ensuring that they are well-cared for and nurtured so that they thrive.

  • Creating a stimulating, exciting learning environment.

  • Providing a broad, balanced curriculum that encourages curiosity and creativity

  • Encouraging them to embrace challenge and have ambitious aspirations for what they can achieve.

  • Encouraging them to develop resilience, confidence and independence.

  • Celebrating their progress and achievement both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Being part of the community.

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