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

Top award for ACS healthy eating

Atherton Community School has been awarded a top honour for its healthy eating programme. While TV chef Jamie Oliver may be exhorting the benefits of healthy eating, students are already embracing the benefits of fresh fruit and veg from the dining hall’s new salad bar. The Food for Life Bronze Award has been given to the school by the Soil … Read More

Gardeners’ World

Young gardeners are reaping the seeds of success with an abundant Autumn harvest. The students at Atherton Community School have been busy plucking a bumper crop of tomatoes, sunflowers and pumpkins following their efforts with spade and trowel. The pupils, members of the school’s gardening club, have spent the past 12 months working on their growing skills. They have also produced … Read More

Let there be light!

Atherton Community School was “lit up” for National Poetry Day when students took part in a lunch time reading session with works on the theme of Light – this year’s countrywide topic. Nine poems including works by Henry Longfellow, Edward Lear, Louis MacNiece and the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy were read out and discussed by pupils. The event, organised by … Read More

Executive Principal Announces Retirement

We would like to share with you the following announcement from Russell Rook and Elizabeth Haddock: Announcement from Russell Rook After more than three years of leadership with Chapel St in the communities of Atherton and Burnley and following almost four decades of faithful service to children, families and communities as a full-time teacher and Principal, Elizabeth Haddock has decided … Read More

Zambia Challenge

All our Sixth Formers have the opportunity to spend a week at Vinjeru School in Zambia to support the young people at the school.  This is followed by a week sightseeing, visiting Victoria Falls and having a twilight cruise on the Zambezi River. Our first visit will be in June 2016.  Sixth Formers are expected to raise the funds needed through … Read More

Year 7 Readathon

Reading regularly makes a huge difference to how children develop and we want them all to build on the good habits they learnt at primary school.  This week we are launching Readathon, a sponsored reading event which raises money for charities for sick children.  This will also enable students to reach their charity graduation target. Each Year 7 student will … Read More

ACS Open Day – Fun for Everyone!

Everyone is welcome to visit Atherton Community School and Sixth Form on Saturday, 19 September between 10am-12pm when you will have the opportunity to view all departments and participate in some exciting events. The maths department will test your numeracy skills with the ‘Monkey Challenge’ and an assortment of mathematical problems whilst in English there will be poetry and drama based on the works of Wordsworth.  … Read More