History

Cheadle Heath Primary School is an attractive school in Cheadle Heath, Stockport.  The current primary school opened in September 2001 following the amalgamation of the previous separate infant and junior schools which were situated within the same grounds but run as separate schools with separate Governing Bodies.  The Junior school had a long history and had evolved from its days of being called’ the old tin bucket’ to a 1960s construction.

Mr Colin Platt was the last Head of the Junior School and Miss Trevlyn Thomas was the last Head of the infant school before the schools closed to form the new primary school. Both previous Heads retired when the schools amalgamated and Miss Christine Meekley, previously Deputy Head at Hazel Grove Primary School, was appointed to amalgamate the schools and oversee a £1.2m extension.  As part of the amagamation a design and build extension was constructed to house all pupils in one building and in 2002 all pupils from the junior building moved into the new extension.

A smart emerald green school uniform was introduced as part of the amalgamation and staff devised a new strapline – ‘Caring Happy Pupils Succeed’ based on the ‘CHPS’ initials.  A competition was held within school and the winning design became the logo which is still used today.

Miss Meekley has led the primary school through Ofsted inspections in 2003,  2007 , 2009 (MFL subject inspection), 2011 and most recently 2014.  Mrs Liz Irvin was appointed as the deputy of the primary school, having previously been the deputy of the junior school, but in 2006 she left to become a local authority literacy adviser and Mrs Tracey Vallance was appointed deputy.

Miss Meekley and Mrs Vallance have led the school through many changes over the past few years including a second extension which was completed in September 2014!