Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 5NG

01942 487999


Platt Bridge Community School

School Values: Promotes Belief Creates Success

A very warm welcome

On behalf of all the staff, local governors, 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.

Key Contacts

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 enquiries@plattbridge.cfat.org.uk 

To contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator or Inclusion team please click here. 

To speak to the Chair of the schools Local Academy Board Mr Michael Farrell please click here

Sue Darbyshire

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 an anti-racist culture of understanding and supporting individuals from all backgrounds for more information click here 

To learn more about our wonderful community and school watch our 2021-22 school video above: 

Latest School Calendar Events

Year 1 - Year 6 Theatre Trip | Snow White | Pantomime08Dec2022

@ Platt Bridge Community School

We are excited to announce our trip to Victoria Hall in Bolton to watch Snow White on Thursday 8th December. The total cost of the trip will be £20 however the school / trust will be subsidising some of the cost. We therefore are asking you to contribute £5 per child, to be paid via ParentPay.

Christmas Jumper and Dinner Day09Dec2022

@ Platt Bridge Community School

Children will be allowed to attend school on this day in non-uniform and wear their Christmas jumper. Please donate a shiny coin for this event to raise money for Save the Children charity. Christmas Dinner is available for booking via Parent Pay

Getting your child ready for school15Dec2022

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

School Closes 15:30 for pupils and 18:00 for after school club16Dec2022

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm

School Holidays17Dec2022

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

OUR School Day

As you may be aware, the Government has announced that all schools will work towards a 32.5 hour week from September 2023.

Children should arrive at school and line up in the playground from 8:45am

At Platt Bridge Community School morning Registration is 8.55am and the end of the school day is 3.30pm

Total:.32.75 hours a week.

School offers a FREE Magic Breakfast on arrival and fruit at morning break  for all pupils.

Latest Newsletters

  • 21 Oct 2022
    Oct 2022 Newsletter

    Oct 2022 School Newsletter for parent and carers of pupils at Platt Bridge Community School, Wigan.

  • 02 Sep 2022
    Sept 2022 Newsletter

    Sept 2022 School Newsletter for parent and carers of pupils at Platt Bridge Community School, Wigan.

  • 20 Jul 2022
    July 2022 - Newsletter

    July 2022 School Newsletter for parent and carers of pupils at Platt Bridge Community School, Wigan.

  • 14 Jul 2022
    Stay Safe Safeguarding Soldiers Newsletter

    Please find attached an e-safety newsletter written by young people in the borough that I thought you might like to read with your children.

  • 12 Apr 2022
    April 2022 - Newsletter

    April 2022 School Newsletter for parent and carers of pupils at Platt Bridge Community School, Wigan.

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. 

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