A message from our Chair of Governors, Trevor Barton

As the 2016/2017 academic year draws to a close, I would like to share a few thoughts as the newly appointed Chair of Governors for our school. As a volunteer that has been involved in the setup of the school from its conception, it is a great honour to serve the Atherton community in this capacity. Our Principal, Mrs Burton, … Read More

Free adult classes / Parent voice group

Dear Parent/Carers, We would like to develop links with parents and extend opportunities to you that could benefit our ACS families. For many of us, school is a distant memory and was a very different experience to what schools are like today. We would like to offer fun, friendly and relaxed sessions to parents that offer opportunities to gain some … Read More


There was speculation on social media last night that Wigan schools would be closed. The Wigan council has put a statement on their website last night reassuring parents that all Wigan schools would be open and there was no intelligence about threats to them.

Sixth Form Announcement

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Following the consultation process over this academic year it has now been agreed that the Sixth Form at Atherton Community School of Hamilton Street, Atherton, Manchester, will now close in July 2017.

Pokemon Go Advice

Please note below the safety notification from the NSPCC regarding the new Pokemon game, ‘Pokemon Go’. Pokémon Go We’re not saying don’t play it… We’re saying, please please please, play it safely. Some guidelines from the NSPCC about the risks: There are loads of good things about the game, and there’s a reason it’s become so popular, but it’s important … Read More

Important information concerning private tutors

We are aware that some parents employ private tutors to support their children’s learning in music, sport and other academic subjects. Due to some concerns raised recently about the safety of private tutors, Wigan Local Authority has issued a letter reminding parents and carers concerning the best practice to follow when employing a home/private tutor for their child/children.  Click here for … Read More