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Yew Tree Community School

Federated with Mather Street Primary School (My Schools Together) - Making things better



Year 3 Music Concert - March'23

World Book Day - 2023

Father Christmas comes to visit

We had a special visitor this week for the younger children. Father Christmas was in town and checking his list twice.
Thankfully the children at Yew Tree are usually very very good.

Autumn 100% attendance awards

It’s been a long term since the start way back in September.
Today we recognised and rewarded the children who had 100% attendance even with all the bugs and germs going around.

Harvest Gifts

Miss Thorpe, Mrs McCreary and some of the children from Yew Tree delivered our Christmas shoeboxes last week. As always thank you for your support. The work station in Oldham that we visited was hoping to process about 10 thousand boxes for needy children in Ukraine

Christ Church sent a thank you letter and certificate for our generous donations recently. Thank you once again for your support.
Hopefully we are able to help some local people over Christmas.

Year 3 Brass concert

Christmas jumper day


The children at Yew Tree have been working hard to help others once again. The children wore their Christmas jumpers and made a donation that is going to be shared with 2 charities.
A fantastic effort once more.

EYFS Welcome Meeting


On September 22nd we held an Early Years Foundation Stage meeting where we had a great turnout.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 2 Celebration 

As we were unable to showcase our talents in our Year 2 Summer Production, we have put together our highlights of this year for you to enjoy!

2 Green

2 Blue

2 Red

Friday Fun Day - 14/07/2021

Red Nose Day 2021 

World Book Day - 2021 - The Masked Reader

World Book Day - 2021 - Design a character 

Pancake day - 2021 

World Book Day - 2020

Manchester City Stadium

The girls' football team had a fantastic opportunity of acting as mascots for Manchester City Women's Football Team on Wednesday 5th December 2018. The football match was against Sheffield United at Manchester City Academy Stadium. The girls got to spend time with the players behind the scenes and got introduced to them all. The girls had an amazing experience and walked out onto the pitch with both sets of players. The girls epitomised Yew Tree behaviour standards whilst the staff from Manchester City said, " They were brilliant!!!"

Of course this wouldn't have been possible without the endless support of Mrs Mullen, Mrs Ryan, Mrs Wheat & Mr Howard

Innovative schools' support programme backed by Minister

Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Children and Families, is pictured (far left), with Helen Lockwood (Deputy Chief Executive – People and Place, Oldham Council), Cllr Paul Jacques (Cabinet Member for Education, Oldham Council), Sally Brown (Head of School at Mather Street Primary School), Rais Bhatti (Head of School at Yew Tree Community School) and Martine Buckley (Executive Head of MY Schools Together)

A trailblazing investment into Oldham schools is improving the emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people.

Oldham was chosen by the Department for Education in 2017 as one of 12 Opportunity Areas (OA) receiving a total investment of around £72 million to boost opportunities, learning and social mobility.

Oldham’s OA programme, delivered alongside Oldham Council, has already committed £500k to delivering vital support and taking a ‘whole school’ approach in tackling barriers that hold young people back, with further investment planned.

Three new advisors are already in place to help schools and colleges ensure they are offering the best environment and support to their pupils.

To ensure the borough becomes a better place to learn and achieve – as well as one where all children and young people can reach their full potential – an OA partnership board now brings together local school and council leaders, businesses and community organisations to move this innovative programme forward.

Their ongoing work and successes, which include the Child Outcomes Research Consortium’s (CORC’s) Wellbeing Measurement for Schools pilot in Oldham, was highlighted yesterday (Thursday) by a Ministerial visit.

Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Children and Families, visited Yew Tree Community School in Chadderton to talk with OA Board members and join staff from other schools involved in the pilot at an Emotional Health and Wellbeing workshop. 

Councillor Paul Jacques, Cabinet Member for Education and Culture said: “Children and young people are facing many challenges in life that can affect their emotional and mental wellbeing, and we know that’s no different here in Oldham.

“Along with our partners we must play an extremely important role in supporting them through those tough times – not just by listening to them, but also by acting on their needs.

“We’re committed to helping to create environments that can lead to good social, emotional and mental wellbeing because that lays the foundations for them to adopt healthier behaviours, improve educational attainment and make a strong transition into adulthood.

“There’s already some amazing work going on within our schools and colleges here that are adopting a multi-partner approach to producing more effective promotion of social, emotional health and wellbeing.

“The Oldham OA investment is complimenting and enhancing that work – which is good news for everyone.”

James Kempton, Independent Chair of Oldham Opportunity Area, said: “I am delighted that Minister Zahawi is visiting Oldham to see the excellent work underway to support children and young people’s emotional health and well-being.

"Doing well at school is about more than just exam grades; young people today need to be resilient in order to succeed in the world of work.

“The challenge for young people growing up in disadvantaged areas is even greater.   

“But Oldham’s children and young people deserve to have the best chance possible to do well at school and in life, and the Opportunity Area investment in emotional health and well-being is one of the ways we can give them that chance.”

The OA programme is a key part of the Government’s aim to support residents in areas that face challenges and lack opportunities, restricting social mobility.

MP Mr Zahawi said: “The Opportunity Area programme is truly unique – it’s led and driven by the people who know the area best, and understand what motivates and influences their young people.

“One of the issues highlighted by young people in Oldham was poor mental health and wellbeing, which can act as a barrier to fulfilling their potential and succeeding.

"Being able to identify mental health problems early and making sure children and young people have the right support when they need it is vital – so Oldham’s plan focusses on improving their wellbeing and raising their aspirations.  

“I am confident of the passion and commitment of those involved in delivering the plan for Oldham, and the future of its young people.”

Class of 2019 - Leavers' Video

Mr Mould took staff out of their comfort zones with this years leavers video.  But as always the staff delivered for the Year 6 children.