We are proud to share our school video which we feel summarises why we are a 'BRILLIANTLY HAPPY SCHOOL where only our BEST will do". The video can be accessed in the 'Headteacher's Welcome and Blog' as well as our 'EYFS - Welcome to Our School' section of our website. We hope you enjoy it...

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Welcome to Hurdsfield Primary School

Our Behaviour for Learning Code: RESPECT, CHALLENGE, REFLECTION, RESILIENCE, ENCOURAGEMENT and GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP because... At Hurdsfield: only our best will do!


Promoting Positive Mental Health at Hurdsfield to become a BRILLIANTLY HAPPY school!


At Hurdsfield, we are proud to be a 'BRILLIANTLY HAPPY school where only our best will do'.  But what does this mean?  It means that we prioritise our learners' mental and physical health alongside our drive for academic excellence as we believe that for children to be truly successful they need to be happy on the inside as well as the outside.  


We take a proactive approach to mental health and well-being across our school.  Our approaches are summarised below:

  • The teaching and promotion of mental health and wellbeing are embedded in our bespoke curriculum design.  These are part of our values drivers which form the basis for our enquiry questions.
  • We are proud to adapt 'No Outsiders' as a way of teaching our children about the Equality Act of 2010 but also as a way of teaching our children that everyone is different, and that's OK and everyone is welcome in our school.  
  • We are also proud to adopt the 'myHappymind' approach to the teaching of mental health across the school.
  • Our Pastoral Support is also incredibly important at Hurdsfield.  Our Learning Mentor, Mrs Baxter, fully qualified 'Mental Health First Aider' and is also a fully qualified 'Forest School' Leader. She is also qualified to deliver the therapeutic interventions for our learners, including 'Drawing for Talking' as well as liaises with outside agencies to broker support for our children and families as needed.


Mrs Baxter (Learning Mentor) is fully qualified to support children in the following areas:

  • Signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders, stress and depression.
  • Assessing for a suicidal crisis.
  • Assisting with panic attacks or traumatic events.
  • Assisting individuals with psychosis.
  • Self-harming/self-harming pathway.
  • Eating disorders.

We are proud to promote an emotionally healthy school ethos at Hurdsfield!

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We are proud to be working towards achieving the Emotionally Healthy Schools CREST Award...

What is the Emotional Healthy Schools CREST Award?

At Hurdsfield: only our best will do!