Rostron Avenue, Ardwick, Manchester, M12 5NP

0161 273 4654

Armitage CE Primary School

"Aiming High"

Outdoors and the Environment

Community Allotment

Within the grounds of the school is an Allotment which is open to the community. The allotment contains over 10 raised beds, a sapling hedgerow, numerous fruit trees and is home to some lovely rare breed hens.

Mr Bestwick keeps the allotment in good order and uses it as a teaching space to not only teach children valuable life skills around growing food and where food comes from but how to work together and communicate whilst gardening.


If you live in the local area or are parents/carers to any of our children and would like to get involved in gardening in the allotment, please contact Mr Bestwick via the Contact Us page.

Our Green Practices

Paper Recycling

Each class, office and public area within school has its own paper recycling bin. Some paper is used as part of lunchtime arts and crafts club and the remaining waste/unusable paper is collected for mass recycling by the council.


We have eco-monitors that check classrooms, offices and publics spaces daily to ensure that electrical devices are switched off wherever possible. Using a point system, awards are given to the classes that save the most energy.

Wildflower Meadow Development

Across different areas within the school grounds we are developing wildflower areas. Wildflowers provide bees, butterflies and other pollinators with food throughout the year. On a single day in summer, half an acre of wildflower meadow can support nearly 48,000 honey bees.

Eco Team

Our school Eco team regularly meets to come up with new ideas and practices to help improve the school and local community. This includes taking part in the Great Big School Clean, and litter picking around the local area and clean air monitoring.