Richard Greenwood Photography

On Saturday 7th October, photographer Richard Greenwood will be at The William Amory Nursery from 09.30 until 12.00.

This is an opportunity to come and have portraits that will be back in good time for Christmas! We book a Saturday as in the past this has proved popular with families to come and have whole family or even extended family portraits.

There are many packages that you can choose at very reasonable prices and pictures can be either colour or black and white.

Please speak to Tracey or Shirley (0182 394900 – nursery) if you wish to book an appointment time.

Open Day for School

The William Amory are very proud to welcome all parents with a child due to start school within the next year to come to our Open Day on the 11th October 2017.

We have two opportunities to visit – in the morning (tour starts around 09:15) and in the evening (tour starts around 18:30).

Please call us on 01782 394900 (office) to book a place. If you prefer to turn up at those times you will be made most welcome.

Should you be unable to make those times, please call us to book an appointment. The same applies if you wish to look at our nursery which takes children from three years of age.


We hope that the information we will give you during the tour will go some way to making the choices open to you clearer.
We aim to give you a taste of:

  • How Reception is organised in schools and this school;
  • The value of working together to raise your child;
  • Our school, nursery and after school club– our ambitions and aim, our ethos;

Please feel free to ask any question that you wish during the tour. Staff and I will be available for this.

We look forward to seeing you.

Mr B Wilken

Newsletter 15th September 2017

15th September 2017

The Next Fortnight

18th         Academy Photos

19th         CADSSA (Cheadle and District School Sports               Association) B league

20th         William Amory Remembers – Sgt Egerton VC

21st         CADSSA A league



Looking Forward

Reminder  – Academy Photographers for school and nursery

Photographers will be in on Monday 18th September for photographs. Each visit has a different format. This term’s is Families, siblings and individuals.

What this means is that if you want to have a family photograph taken by them come in through the main entrance between 08.30 and 09.00 (no later) with your children and they will take photos.

After that we will organise for individual and sibling photographs to take place during the day. Sample packs come out a few weeks later for you to purchase if you wish.


Reminder – Macmillan Coffee Morning for school and nursery families

The school raises money for this charity on the 29th. Cakes are gratefully received and the session will start as soon as the children go in. More information will follow.


Sgt Egerton

We have been invited to represent the children of Blythe to remember the centenary of Sgt Ernest Egerton being awarded the VC.

Sgt Egerton was born locally (his blue plaque is on his house on Uttoxeter Road) and was one of many young men who went to fight in World War I.


Looking Back

Parent Information Evening

Thanks to all parents who visited class to meet the teacher and find out about this term and year. I hope you found it useful and gave you the chance to assure yourselves of the routines of the class.


Times and Echo

Our new Reception children were photographed this week by the Times and Echo so look out for their photo in the upcoming edition.


Some Reminders


Can I remind everyone that parking is very difficult around all primary schools and we are no exception. Please park considerately and bear in mind that you are subject to all the rules of the highway code and you are likely to be reminded of this by other road users!



Very many children and adults are frightened of dogs and no amount of telling them a dog is safe will change their minds. Dogs are big with sharp teeth and they can and do hurt children. Even tiny dogs are hundreds of times bigger than spiders but that doesn’t stop people running away from a spider no bigger than a 5p piece!

For this reason we don’t allow dogs on our playgrounds. Please can you secure your dog well away from the school gates when you come to pick up or drop off.


As always, I will always do my best to speak to you about any concerns you may have on the day so please feel free to approach me, either on the playground or book an appointment if you prefer.


Mr B Wilken


WWII Remembered

14th February 2017

Year 6 tell the school and parents all about the events of World War II with an assembly. It covered the start of the war, life in the Blitz and memories of Anne Frank before moving into the classroom to sample some cake recipes from the days of rationing.

Well done to all for a brilliant assembly.



Key Stage II Crafty Christmas

1st December 2016

Key Stage II show off their old fashioned skills with our inter-house craft afternoon.

Children got into houses and went to classrooms to take part in this activity. It was wonderful to see the older children working so well with the younger children.  There was a great atmosphere and a few Christmas carols hummed along the way.

Well done to the staff for organising the event and coming up with some great creative ideas.

Beat the Black Friday Hype at Our Christmas Fayre.

25th November 2016

Admittedly a little early in the season, the school hosted its 2016 Christmas Fayre today. A fabulous event, organised so well by the ever talented PTFA. Thanks to all who came and took part.