Please go to our Documents and Policies for our latest Ofsted report April 23rd 2015






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 promotion of christian values within the school has an outstanding impact on pupils and this is reflected in their outstanding behaviour and attitudes."

(Methodist Schools Inspection, June 2014)

Click here to access our latest inspection reports.


There are 93 children in school, organised in four classes. 

We currently have spaces in our reception and Y6 class  - please go to our Admissions page for more information.



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.





Recent Developments

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.





Contact us

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

Head Teacher




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