Higher Openshaw Community School

Together We Learn

0161 223 3549


Saunton Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1AJ

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Curriculum Enrichment


At Higher Openshaw Community School we pride ourselves on bringing our curriclum to life through experiential learning. This is the idea that experiences are generated through pupils ongoing interactions and engagement with the world around us, and learning is an inevitable product of this experience. Children are able to make links through their learning in the real world and make connections in the classroom.

We look to create opportunities for our pupils to enjoy experiences that broaden their horizons and offer give children the chance to develop passions and intrests in the wider world.

Over the course of the year our children take part in the following:

British Values

Student Council trip to London - A Tour of the House of Commons

Whole School Trip 

Trip to Middleton Arena for Christmas Pantomime


Visit to the local old people’s home


Inter-school tournaments with both Manchester Utd and Manchester City


Young Voices at the MEN Arena


Animal Intuition

Dental Nurse 

Farm trip 
Seaside Trip 

Reception/Year 1

Animal Intuition 

Dental Nurse 

Museum of Transport

Farm trip 
Seaside Trip 

Year 2

Blackpool Zoo - Safari

Manchester Airport- Viewing Platform- Amelia Earhart

Fire Museum

Year 3

Manchester Museum – Golden Mummies of Egypt Exhibition at Manchester Museum

Roald Dahl Drama Experience

Geography Fieldwork Trip – A river in the local area

Year 4

Earthquakes & Volcanoes Workshop

Year 5

Space VR Set Experience

Tatton Park – Victorian Life Experience

Ancient Greece – Experience Day

Blackpool – Geography Fieldwork Trip

Year 6

Recycling Plant – Geography Fieldwork Trip

Animal Handling Workshop – Rainforest Animals

Tatton Park – World War 2 Evacuee Experience

Mayan Experience Day