Christ Church Ainsworth

CE Primary School and Nursery

Together we... Collaborate, Challenge, Achieve


Christ Church Ainsworth Church of England Primary School is situated in a pleasant semi-rural area on the west side of Bury, in Ainsworth village. We are a Church of England (controlled) School catering for children from the age of three to their transfer to High School at the age of eleven years. Children must be aged three on or before 31st. August in the year in which they intend to start school in our Nursery.


The school, on its present site, opened fully in 1982 and is of single storey design. The school occupies a very attractive site, is well maintained and has extensive grounds including sports fields.


We aim to serve our community by providing high quality education within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer all our pupils.


Our values are at the core of all we do enabling us to support and develop each other within a Christian environment. The school encourages values which it promotes through the actions and behaviours of children, staff, parents and governors; through love, trust, kindness, respect, friendship, responsibility, perseverance, teamwork, honesty, resilience and tolerance.

The school underwent its most recent OFSTED Inspection in October 2016. The school was praised highly and was officially recognised as an effective school 'giving good value for money'. In OFSTED terms we are a 'good school'. We were very proud of the Inspection as it reflects the hard work, dedication and commitment of ALL the staff at this school.

Ofsted said:

'Care, respect and tolerance underpin warm relationships, strong teamwork and a joyful atmosphere at this successful school. Staff and pupils live up to their Christian values so everyone can flourish and succeed.'  (Oct 2016)


In March 2017 the school underwent its most recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (Diocesan Inspection) in which the school was judged as an 'outstanding' church school.

The Report said:

'The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners - Christ Church is a vibrant and happy place to grow, learn and achieve. Everyone is engaged in its mission to be a Christian school in which all ‘Collaborate, Challenge and Achieve’. The joyous atmosphere and love of learning are infectious and reflect the core Christian values.' (March 2017)


I am always (well nearly always!!) available to meet anyone who wishes to join our loving and caring school community. I look forward to meeting you and your family.


Mr D Gerrard - Head Teacher

Our school is attractive and visually stimulating! Here are some of our displays around school.