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

Y6-7 homework – Summer Holidays 2016

To assist your children in the transition between primary and secondary school we have uploaded some homework tasks for them to attempt to complete over the holidays. Please click on the links below to access the work: Maths transition homework Science transition homework History transition homework English transition homework: English 1 English-2 Geography transition homework: Tasks 1 (Sustainable Homes) & … 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

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

Keeping Safe this Winter!

Personal Safety Project – Keeping Safe this Winter! Over the next three weeks, our Year 7 pupils will be looking in-depth at the topic of ‘Personal Safety’. This will be spread over three separate interactive sessions that will help pupils understand the different subject areas. Street Safety Adam Heywood and Phillip Moseley from The Heywood Academy visited ACS and delivered an interactive 35 minute … 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