Great news, Phase 2 has been completed! Keep updated on the progress at SSSJ click here to view our recovery information.

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SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School

Please find below a further update linked to the fire at SSSJ.

Thank you 

Miss Katie Jones 

On Thursday 17th August, SS Simon and Jude CE Primary experienced a significant fire; as a result, we suffered the heart wrenching loss of nearly all the school buildings other than the new Year 5&6 outbuilding at the back of the site. Thankfully, and most importantly, no one was injured, and the fire did not spread beyond the school grounds, due to the timely action of the caretaker, Andrew Wood, who raised the alarm, and the emergency services who worked tirelessly to contain the flames.

In the weeks since, our school, Vantage Academy Trust, the Council and the Department for Education have worked around the clock to identify alternative sites while minimising disruption for pupils. Our priority is to have face-to-face teaching as quickly as possible, and to keep pupils within their local community. In order to achieve this, partners have agreed to install temporary accommodation on Walker’s Field until the school is rebuilt. This decision has not been taken lightly and we recognise there will be an impact to residents while the temporary accommodation is installed.

Plans are being prepared to use minimal space on the field as far away from surrounding houses as possible. The field will be returned to its existing use once the school is rebuilt, which will take approximately three years. We would like to thank the local community for their offers of support and will continue to keep parents and residents updated about the next steps.

We know that, as a school family, you will have a lot of questions and we will of course update you regularly and publish updates on this website and via our Facebook account. If you do need to contact school please email us at and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our latest letter to parents can be found by clicking here.

‘Achieving excellence together’

Dear Parents and Carers

We believe that SS Simon and Jude CE Primary School is a fantastic place to be educated. Dedicated and talented staff care deeply not only about your child as an individual, but equally passionately about exploiting every ounce of potential we can, in the academic, sporting, and musical spheres, as well as nurturing individual talents in a wider range of activities.

The achievement of very high standards coupled with outstanding behaviour is a bedrock of our success. Happy, secure children learning quickly and well is what we are known for.

The first state school worldwide to achieve Mastering Level within the International Primary Curriculum, Finalist in TES School of the Year and being an Outstanding Church Academy are just 3 of many reasons that SS Simon and Jude is a great place to be.

We hope that you find our website clear and informative, and if you have any further questions or queries do not hesitate to call us.

Miss K Jones – Principal


If you have any queries please contact the school office. If you require paper copies of any of the information on our website then please contact Mrs Crompton who will be happy to arrange this for you.


Vantage Multi Academy Trust sponsors schools in Greater Manchester, Knowsley and Bolton - including SS Simon and Jude.

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We are a convertor academy, opening in November 2012 as a founder school of the Vantage Academy Trust.

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