St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary Academy is the founding school of the ‘Learning Together Trust’. It became an academy in July 2013 and subsequently converted to a Multi Academy Trust in April 2015.
St. Wilfrid’s is a large, high-performing Primary School that prides itself on its distinctive Christian identity. The school has a 60 place Nursery and offers flexible provision and wrap around care. The school offers 75 places in each year group from Reception to Year 6, where there are three classes in every year group.
St. Wilfrid’s is designated as a National Support School. The school is judged as ‘Outstanding’, Ofsted 2007 and ‘Outstanding’ SIAMs 2019. St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary Academy was named ‘Primary School of the Year 2019’ at the Wigan Education Awards, which the Governors, staff, parents and children are immensely proud of.
Other recent successes include the school being awarded ‘Sustainable School of the Year 2019’ for their highly effective Eco Team. The school was also shortlisted for the ‘Health and Wellbeing Award’ for the work that the school has undertaken around mental health and wellbeing, ‘Community Award’ for the collaborative ‘Joy’ project with Wigan Hospice, and finally ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ for the school’s specialist music teacher, Mrs Goulding. St. Wilfrid’s also had National success in sport, competing in the National Finals for both swimming and football. St. Wilfrid’s was accredited ‘School Games Platinum Award’ in recognition of their outstanding provision in PE and School Sport.
School leaders have developed a broad and balanced ‘Literacy-Rich’ Curriculum that meets the needs of the children in the Church Community. The curriculum is designed to motivate, inspire, engage and challenge children, through deepening knowledge and developing skills. This is further enhanced by the recently developed three Es: Enrichment (inspirational visitors, educational visitors and events), Extra-Curricular (committees, clubs and competitions) and Experiences (experiences to develop cultural capital). St. Wilfrid’s Christian Values are at the heart of the curriculum and underpin all aspects of school life.
St. Wilfrid’s continues to maintain and further improve its academic standards, with children achieving exceptionally well and making excellent progress at each stage of their education. Outcomes at the end of each key stage are outstanding, with children performing significantly above National in all areas.