Welcome to Higher Failsworth Primary School

Centenary logoHigher Failsworth Primary School is a Community School which serves pupils from 3 to 11 years of age. There are currently 429 pupils registered at the school (January 2014). Our purpose at Higher Failsworth Primary School is, by working with parents and the community, to create a happy and enriching learning environment for all. We hope to provide our children with a sound foundation for their future life by celebrating their achievements, fostering their self-esteem, helping them fulfil their potential, respecting their differences and encouraging kindness, consideration and respect.

We hope you find the information on our website useful. Prospective parents are always welcome to make an appointment to look around school. 

This is our centenary year and there will be many exciting events during the year including an open day for past pupils and staff including a display of photographs of the school and pupils throughout the years, a Centenary Fair and a Centenary party for current pupils and parents.

School holidays

Welcome back. We hope you had a good summer holiday.


We are changing some of the administration systems in school. We are now using ParentPay for all payments for school meals, clubs and uniform. Please look on the letters section for further information.


More information will be available next week about after school activities.


New Vacancies - Level 2 TA x 3


The Governors of Higher Failsworth Primary School are seeking to appoint 3 Level 2 SEN teaching assistants to work with children with additional and complex needs. Both personal care and support for learning will be required to fulfill these posts.


The 3 posts are detailed as:

Post 1 – based in Reception – 32.5 hours to support a child with Down’s Syndrome.

Post 2 – based in Reception – 32.5 hours to support a small group of children with speech, language and communication difficulties

Post 3 – based in year 1 – 25 hours to support children with speech and language and ASD.

All of the posts are to be offered on a 12 month contract due to SEN funding.

The successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check in line with the school’s safeguarding policy and local authority guidelines.

For more information or for a visit prior to application please contact Mrs Helen Hampson, Headteacher, at the school on 0161 681 2645.

The Job description, person specification and application forms are available from the school website

Application forms should be returned to school in an envelope marked Private and Confidential.


Closing date: Monday 7th July 2014 at 5.00pm

Shortlisting date: week beginning 7th July 2014

Interview date: Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th July 2014


Details are in the following files, available to download:

http://www.higher-failsworth.oldham.sch.uk/images/vacancies/Website TA roles publication_June2014.docx

http://www.higher-failsworth.oldham.sch.uk/images/vacancies/TA Level 2 SEN JD PS.doc

http://www.higher-failsworth.oldham.sch.uk/images/vacancies/Teaching Application Form.doc

http://www.higher-failsworth.oldham.sch.uk/images/vacancies/Right to work in UK (3).doc




Message from the Headteacher

Centenary Open Day Monday 9th June 1.30-6pm

Whether you are a parent of a current pupil or past pupil, a past pupil yourself or a past member of staff we would like to give you a warm invitation to visit school. Come and see how things are today and how things have changed over the years. 


Each class has created a display linked to a decade and there will be a display of photographs going back as far as the 1940s (or possibly earlier).

Come and share your memories with us.