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This is a unique and distinctive school. As a 'free school', funded directly by the Department for Education and open to all, they have the freedom to deliver a rigorous, engaging and creative curriculum which will equip children with the knowledge, understanding and basic skills they need to continue their learning journey through primary school and beyond. In addition to high levels of attainment in English and Mathematics, they place great emphasis on the development of children's personal skills such as adaptability, resilience, cooperation and respect.
They firmly believe that, alongside developing a global understanding, these are fundamental in enabling children to achieve success in our rapidly changing world. New Islington School provides a creative and stimulating learning environment within which learners are expected to aim for and achieve the highest possible standards in all they do. Their co-curriculum of extended activities provides a variety of opportunities for the children and the School's unique city centre location offers an unmatched wealth of resources for learning. The school are fortunate to work in partnership with The Manchester Grammar School and are able to draw on its resources and expertise to greatly enhance the experiences the children have in school.