A warm welcome to Summerseat Methodist Primary School
SMPS is a small, friendly primary school in the picturesque village of
Summerseat near Bury in Lancashire.
We pride ourselves on the friendly atmosphere in school
where all children can thrive and excel.
"The school, through its distinctive Christian character,
is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners."
(Methodist Schools Inspection, June 2009)
There are 100 children in school, organised in four classes.
History of our school
The school was founded in 1840 and the present building was opened in 1863 by the Methodist mill owner, John Robinson Kay, to serve the children of the mill working community. Athough the school has developed and modernised to meet the needs of a changing world, it still values its links with the past.
We are a Voluntary Controlled Methodist School and work in co-operation with Rowlands Methodist Church to serve the village of Summerseat.
Over the past few years we have been focussing on developing the outdoor spaces in school. Our new playground area has just been opened - "Copse Corner" offers the children an adventure playground, quiet area pavillion with story telling chair, and a dedicated space for the Early Years.
Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund we have also developed the woodland area at the bottom of our car park. This is a community woodland area, providing a much needed space for children to learn about the natural environment.
If you would like to know more about our school, we hope you will find all that you want on our website. For more information, or to make an appointment to visit the school, please phone us on 01706 823427 or leave an enquiry through this site.
Please address all enquiries to the head teacher.
Mr S Ollis