Our Staff and Local Academy Board.
Chapel St Community Schools Trust
As the sponsor of Atherton Community School, Chapel St Community Schools Trust provides support and resources to the staff and the Local Academy Board, enabling them to effectively serve children and families in Atherton. The Trust also ensures that the school meets its obligations to the Secretary of State for Education.
The Chapel St Community Schools Trust employs educationalists and project managers who, between them, have helped to create over 50 new schools over the last decade. This dedicated team work with Local Academy Board Members, parents, teachers and community members to help establish the Atherton Community School vision.
Local Academy Board
This group combines local parents, teachers, business people and community leaders working together to enable the school to fulfil the aspirations of children, families and local residents. It includes:
Chair of Local Academy Board: Trevor Barton, MBE (voluntary services to sport). Former senior policeman and local businessman, he was also the driving force of Leigh Sports Village. Trevor is a Director of Leigh Centurions Rugby Football League Club and Chair of Trustees for the Pelican Centre. He is now a full time volunteer and Chair of Trust in Leigh.
James Royal (CEO of Chapel Street). James is also Head Teacher at Blackrod Church School.
Fiona Quinlivan (Local Academy Board Member)
Paul Ackers (Parent Local Academy Board Member)
Simon Yates (Local Academy Board Member)
Lynn Burton (Headteacher)
Joanne Darbyshire (Community Local Academy Board Member)
Fred Walker (Local Authority Member)
Thank you for taking an interest in Atherton Community School for your child’s education. Please do download a prospectus and arrange to come and visit the school. We'd love to meet you in person!