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

Community Consultation – Latest Questionnaire

In recent days, Chapel St have created a special questionnaire to gain feedback from the local community about Atherton Community School. The local project team gave the questionnaire out at the Atherton Christmas Market last weekend and it is now also available online. The questionnaire forms part of Chapel St’s ongoing consultations with the community. ‘We know that there is … Read More

Open Evenings Planned

Following the Department for Education’s recent announcement of plans for a new Free School in Atherton, Chapel St and the founding governors of Atherton Community School are planning a series of Open Evenings for the local community in the weeks ahead.  Parents, carers and community members are being invited along to hear more about the plans and preparations for the … Read More

New School Announced

The trustees of Chapel St and founding board of governors are delighted to announce that the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, has agreed that the application to open Atherton Community School in September 2012 should move to the next stage. Over the last year, hundreds of local residents and community leaders have worked and … Read More