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Beaver Road Primary School is a very popular and successful 5 form entry Primary School, situated in the heart of Didsbury, South Manchester. Our School was graded Outstanding in October 2011.

In November 2013, the School converted to Academy status – The Beaver Road Academy Trust. On the 5th of November 2018 the Academy Trust revised and reformed its governance and became the M20 Learning Trust. Academies are publicly funded independent schools that are not managed by a local authority.

On 29 October 2018 Beaver Road Primary School pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 moved to a new 3 storey, purpose built building on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury – Beaver Road Junior School. The original buildings and school grounds on Beaver Road itself became Beaver Road First School (Nursery, Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3). From September 2018, Beaver Road Primary School will grow year on year as a 5 form entry school, reaching capacity by 2024.

Liz Hardy is the Headteacher of Beaver Road Primary School. David How is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of M20 Learning Trust. 

Liz and David are both National Leaders of Education and Beaver Road Primary School is a National Support School.

Beaver Road Primary School is the only non-faith primary school serving Didsbury. It has been consistently and heavily oversubscribed every year since 2005. All applications for children to join our School from Reception to Year 6 are handled through Manchester Admissions policy and Procedures. Nursery applications are handled through our school office. Our School is inclusive and has a well earned reputation for the all round quality of education it offers children who experience barriers to learning.

The numbers of young families and children living in Didsbury has significantly increased. Didsbury and neighbouring areas of Manchester reflect a thriving, multicultural and proud City growing in size and national influence year on year. The School, after many years of seeking ways to expand to meet the demand for places, accepted Manchester’s request to grow to 5 classes (5fe, 5 forms of entry -150 pupils) per year group from its previous 3fe of 90 pupils.


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