St. David’s joined the ‘Learning Together Trust’ in November 2018, as a converter Academy, to enjoy and experience the many benefits of being part of a Trust family.
St David’s is part of Liverpool Diocese. The school’s Christian Vision is ‘Stand firm in the faith; be courageous, be strong.’ 1 Corinthians 16:13. The Christian Values of Friendship, Wisdom, Trust, Hope and Endurance underpin all aspects of school life at St. David’s. In July 2011, St. David’s was judged ‘Outstanding’ following a SIAMS inspection.
St. David’s is a small Church of England primary school with four classes, set in a beautiful, rural location, with panoramic views of the Pennines and Blackpool on a clear day! The original building – erected in 1843 and opened in 1846, has had several changes over the years. It was designed by Lord Crawford and presents a pleasing frontage to Copperas Lane, standing well-proportioned above sloping lawns.
Following inspection in January 2023, Ofsted found that St. David’s remains a ‘Good’ school. Ofsted stated, ‘Leaders, Governors and Staff are highly ambitious for every pupil.’
St. David’s provides a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all children. Ofsted stated, ‘With the support of the Trust, leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum, which is ordered logically.’
Through collaboration and continuous professional development, staff and children continue to flourish at St. David’s.