A very warm welcome
On behalf of all the staff, local academy board colleagues, trustees, children and families of Community First Academy Trust and Platt Bridge Community School, I warmly welcome you to our school and Start Well Family Centre.
The staff at Platt Bridge Community School are committed to ensuring that every child entrusted to our care achieves their full potential in a happy and caring environment. Platt Bridge Community School was the first full service extended school within the Wigan authority and as its name suggests we always aim to be at the heart of the community.
Our school motto of ‘Promotes Belief Creates Success’ encapsulates our approach to learning, and our school values are underpinned by championing the success and life chances of all children ensuring Equality and Diversity through our Curriculum.
At Platt Bridge Community School we expect the highest standards from our pupils in all aspects of school life. We are proud of our achievements, our happy and caring atmosphere and the rich extended services available to all pupils and their families.
We nurture positive attitudes to learning and behavior and offer provision for pupils aged 2 to 11. Our staff provide a caring, safe and supportive learning environment for our pupils and we actively encourage strong links with our pupils, their families, governors and the community.
I very much hope you are able to get a flavour of our school from our website. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly, school team if you require any further information.
To report a pupil absence please call Adele Simm in the school office 01942 487999 who manage day to day queries from parents/carers and other members of the public..
To speak with Carly Bozdoğan, Head of School please contact 01942 487999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator or Inclusion team please click here.
To speak to the Chair of the school Local Academy Board Mr Michael Farrell please click here
Chief Executive Officer | National Leader of Education | Executive Headteacher
safeguarding, Equalities and anti-racism statement
Community First Academy Trust and Platt Bridge Community School and Nursery are fully committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as designated child protection officers in school for more information relating to our safeguarding commitment click here.
We are also committed to delivering Equality and Diversity through our Curriculum and across our trust and throughout school by fostering open, tolerant and anti-racist culture of understanding and supporting individuals from all backgrounds for more information click here
Latest School Calendar Events
- Getting your child ready for school07Mar2024
9:30 am - 11:30 am @ Platt Bridge Community School / Start Well Family Center
Course Content - To include stages of child - development/ what you can expect from your child at this age. Getting themselves dressed and ready for school. - Self- Care, toileting readiness etc. - What to expect in Reception class. - Play to help them prepare. - Healthy eating-lunchboxes, snacks etc ALL COURSES are FREE! for 19+ Years Booked via Eventbrite at : https://pbsw.eventbrite.co.uk
Emotionally Friendly Schools (EFS)
The Emotionally Friendly Schools (EFS) programme is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing. We chose to get involved with EFS because as a school we ensure our curriculum and experiences help to support our children and their emotional wellbeing.
We are proud to share that on 3rd August 2022 we achieved our Bronze EFS Accreditation, one of the first schools in Wigan to do so. This involved producing a portfolio of evidence which was assessed by a panel, sharing how we strive to ensure that our school is an emotionally friendly place to learn and work. The EFS Accreditation Panel said our strengths were the environment the children work in, the support we offer our children and the use of the EFS audit to guide us in our areas of strength.
We are now working to achieve our Silver EFS Accreditation, which involves providing further portfolio evidence, a school visit, and a focus group.
OUR School Day/WEEK
As you may be aware, the Government has announced that all schools will work towards a 32.5 hour week from September 2023.
The school gates open at 8.45 am and close at 8.55 am prompt, with in-class registration being taken at 8.55 am. Any children arriving after this time are classed as late and must come through the school office and be signed in by a parent / carer. The end of the school day is 3.30pm for all pupils.
Total:.32.75 hours a week of school time for all pupils
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Medieval Day highlights at Platt Bridge Community School Tue 18th July 2023
NATIONAL THANK A TEACHER DAY
23rd June 2021 - National Thank a Teacher Day and we received a very special mention.
We’d like to take this moment to thank all of our parents, carers and community for the amazing support you provide our school each day. Thank You!
and a big special thank you to all our amazing teachers and support staff for the fantastic and incredible work that they do not just today, this year, last year and for many years to come.
- Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached letter following my decision to retire 31st December 2024 from my role as Executive Headteacher.
- We have just received confirmation from Electricity North West that power has been successfully restored to all affected customers, including school.
- Community First Academy Trust is consulting on the admission arrangements for Platt Bridge Community School for 2025-26.
- We have lots of exciting events planned for the Autumn term. Here are some dates for your diary. We ask you to kindly update your calendars, prepare for the festivities and check Class Dojo and the attached pdf document, for full updates.
- We would like to kindly remind everyone about the importance of parking safely around our school premises, including during nursery session changeover at lunchtime.
- On Friday 08th December 2023 we’re inviting all pupils to take part our annual Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children, Please also view the school's Christmas Lunch menu for the day below.