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

Applications, our new office and some of your questions!

Hi Everyone What a great response we have had to our conditional offer of school places. Thanks to all of you who have replied so far. A huge congratulations to those of you who have secured a place at Atherton’s own school. Can I remind everyone to send in their replies to Penny VanCleef – our Community Engagement Coordinator as … 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

Head starts her blog

Hi Everyone Welcome to my blog. I’m Elizabeth – the Principal for Atherton Community School – and through this blog, I plan to keep you up to date with the school and what I’m doing to prepare for September when our very first pupils start. We’ve also launched a Twitter feed, so if you’re on Twitter, follow us @athertonschool You’ll … Read More

Consultation Survey about the School Site Announcement

Following our announcement about the preferred site for Atherton Community School, we have now added a new section to our online consultation survey in order to gather views about the site proposals. Please take a few seconds to complete our consultation survey and have your say about the site or – if you have completed it already – return to … Read More

Trevor Barton introduces Principal at Community Meeting

Families and other local residents from the community of Atherton met the new Principal Designate for Atherton Community School for the first time this week, at a special community event at the Jubilee Hall in Atherton. Trevor Barton MBE, who Chaired the evening and is a Governor for the new school, introduced Elizabeth Haddock, the Principal Designate. Elizabeth shared her … Read More

Principal For Atherton Community School Announced

Plans for Atherton Community School continue to progress and Chapel St are pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Haddock as the Principal Designate of the new school, which is due to open this September. Elizabeth will soon be taking up her role, in order to get fully immersed in the plans and preparations for the school and will be … Read More