A week of great hellos and some words about our ethos

It’s been great to say hello to so many of you in the last week. Hello to all those of you who came to our community meeting on Thursday 3rd May, as well as those of you that I met at the St Philip’s parents’ evening. Hello also to all those of you who popped into the office! It’s so … Read More

Talented pupils, talented teachers, iPods and Open Meetings!

Our new office is open! It’s full steam ahead at Atherton Community School. Our local office has opened next to the Jolly Nailor and it’s been great to have so many of you pop in for a chat or to ask a question. Do keep calling in – we’re hear to help. A big thanks to Mr Barton’s team of … Read More

Open Community Meeting

On Thursday May 3rd we’re holding a broader community for those that would like to hear more about the plans and preparations for Atherton Community School. The meeting will be a great opportunity for parents with a child in junior school thinking through their secondary school choices, or for those parents and pupils that are considering their sixth form options. … Read More

Principal Awards Winner of Uniform Design Competition

The first pupils of Atherton Community School met their new Principal and saw their new school uniform for the first time at a special school meeting last Thursday 19th April, at the Jubilee Hall, Atherton. Held for pupils and their parents that have accepted a conditional offer for a place at the school, Elizabeth Haddock – the Principal Designate – … Read More

Our First Meeting for Parents and Pupils

This week, we’re holding our first meeting for families that have accepted a place at Atherton Community School. If your child is starting Year 7 with us in September – or if you are considering making an application to us – this will be an important meeting to attend. At this meeting you’ll get to hear the latest from Elizabeth … Read More

Our school office is now open!

Today, the office for Atherton Community School opened in Atherton. As a new school that’s being created through the government’s Free School programme, we’re looking forward to moving in to the school’s first site in September, which will be in the Town Hall. In the meantime, we wanted to open up an office in the High Street, that’s open to … Read More

More Milestones Reached!

School Site News This week, the plans and preparations for Atherton Community School have reached another really important milestone, as Wigan Council cabinet have voted to agree to a one year lease on the Town Hall and a long term lease on the Hamilton Street site. This is a really significant progress, as we now have confirmed accommodation for the … Read More

Wigan Council Cabinet Approve School Sites

Atherton Community School has now received confirmation from Wigan Council that the preferred sites for our new school have been approved. Following a cabinet meeting by Wigan Council, the Local Authority have agreed to the lease of both Atherton Town Hall to be used as a temporary site for the first year of the school’s operation and also the Hamilton … Read More

Atherton Community School Logo Published

This week, we’ve published the new logo for Atherton Community School.       The logo concept is a combination image of young people, a crown and a bird (akin to an important Atherton icon of the sparrow hawk). These images were chosen to express that Atherton Community School is very much a school for the local community. It is … Read More

What a great week!

What a great week! I have met so many parents and new pupils this week so a huge thank you to everyone who has made me feel welcome yet again. And of course – thanks for all your applications. We continue to receive applications and have been sending out our offer letters in recent days. If you haven’t applied for … Read More