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

The first jobs at Atherton Community School are now being advertised

At Atherton Community School we’re looking for some talented and dedicated people to join our team and help us create a school that delivers excellence in all it does. We’re now advertising our first jobs and looking for the right people to fill the following roles: Vice Principal of Atherton Community School This role will be dedicated to developing and … Read More

Watch your letter boxes!

Hi Everyone Well things are really beginning to move apace with Atherton Community School. Watch your letter boxes – we’re sending out our offer letters! This week, we’ll be sending out conditional offer letters out in the post to the very first pupils of Atherton Community School! Watch your letter boxes from some very exciting news! As with every Free … Read More