Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery


Kentmere Academy and Nursery is a pre-school nursery and primary school in Rochdale. We are an Ofsted Outstanding school with above national average performance. Our reputation is excellent in the local area and beyond, with Kentmere Academy and Nursery being an increasingly popular choice.

We have a history of success and provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment in which to learn. We have lots of outdoor space and facilities, a free breakfast club and a wide range of free after school enrichment clubs.

We welcome you to come and visit the school and see for yourself why we are outstanding.

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We are pleased to bring you our virtual tour. We hope that you enjoy seeing inside our wonderful school. We look forward to welcoming you in person soon.


We hope you will watch our video that will show you some of the amazing learning and fun that takes place in our school. Our pupils had fun being filmed and showcasing their work. You can also see curriculum videos in our curriculum section of the website.



I am delighted that you are considering Kentmere Academy and Nursery. I am confident that we provide the best learning experience for our pupils in a safe and happy environment and everyone is extremely proud of our school and its achievements. We are an Ofsted Outstanding school with a history of success. Our academic excellence, a tailored curriculum, pastoral care and extra-curricular programmes are of the highest quality and are the cornerstones of the school. I welcome you to contact us personally and I look forward to meeting you and your child. Nicola Howard, Headteacher



At Kentmere Academy, every pupil is nurtured and encouraged to fulfil their potential – our aim, to stretch the most able and support the least confident, informs and guides all that we do. We want all our pupils to achieve their best both academically and socially. Alongside this we promote an ethos where every child is valued as an individual, to help them to grow into caring and respectful young people who are able to get on well with each other and make a positive contribution to our community.

“Pupils are confident, motivated and perceptive learners who are very well prepared for the next stage of their education”.
Ofsted 2018

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“The school’s ambitious and determined Headteacher ensures all staff have the highest expectations of pupils”.
Ofsted 2018

League Tables, Parent View & Ofsted Report

We encourage you to read our Ofsted Report as it will tell you more about the school and the experience that we provide our pupils.  We are just one of a few primary schools in Rochdale to be awarded the highest Ofsted rating.

Our performance and Ofsted status place us as one of the highest performing primary schools in Rochdale.

In 2018/19, 73% of our pupils met expected standards in reading, writing and maths.  This compares significantly better than the local authority average of 60% and the England average of 65%.  Our average score in reading is 104 compared to the local authority average of 103.  Our average score in maths is 108 compared to the local authority average of 104.

You can view our performance data here.


We are Outstanding! You can read the Kentmere Academy and Nursery Ofsted Report below.


Classes to engage each child

Early Years

Early Years

All the children in both Nursery and Reception will follow our Early Years program in order to develop their learning through carefully planned areas of development.

Year 1 - 2

Year 1 - 2

Year 1/2 classes are a combination of students from Year 1 and Year 2. The classes have been mixed in order to support students and encourage those students who are advancing quickly.

Year 3 - 4

Year 3 - 4

Students in Year 3/4 work hard on improving their skills and knowledge of challenging academic tasks within Maths, English, and topic-based subjects. Students flourish in our well-designed environments, developed for adventurous learning.

Year 5 - 6

Year 5 - 6

Year 5/6 are the most senior years in the school. Students work hard on improving their key skills in preparation for their SAT exams. Year 5/6 are expected to lead by example both in academics and behaviour.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20
Nace 2021-2024
Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Headteacher - Mrs Nicola Howard

Contact Details

Kentmere Academy
Kentmere Avenue
Rochdale OL12 9EE

Reception 01706 647 533


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