Ofsted says school is ‘safe haven’

Improvements have been made at a primary school, where pupils arrive “with smiles on their faces”.

Haydock mum Helen Longworth is fighting back against St Helens Council proposal to cut school crossing patrols. Pictured with patrol volunteer Ian Nocton.

‘How can they put a price on safety?’

A Haydock mum has mounted a campaign to save the lollipop crossing patrol at her children’s school after a council decision to axe the service.

Finley Monks in his new car seat

New car seat speeds up Finley’s nursery trip

Journey times have been more than halved for a Wigan three-year-old and his family – thanks to a new specialist car seat.

Headteacher Phil Edge

Another London school trip cancelled after terror attack

A Wigan school has axed a class trip to London in the wake of the terror attack just days after another school in the borough did the same.

Peter Sugden

Disgraced teacher banned for relationship with teen

A borough teacher has been struck off after admitting to having a “sexually motivated” relationship with a former student just weeks after she finished her GCSEs.

Staff, pupils and former students gather for the last Latin lesson at The Deanery High School

End of an era as secondary school hosts last Latin lesson

A Wigan high school brought the curtain down on the classics with a special event to mark the last Latin lesson.

RL Hughes Primary School, Ashton In Makerfield

Anger as London school trip axed

There has been a mixed reaction from parents at a Wigan primary school after a trip to London was cancelled in the wake of the weekend attacks.

Travellers to Goa are being asked to donate educational materials like books and pens to underprivileged children

Could you help give a gift of learning?

Wigan holidaymakers travelling to Goa are being asked to bring along their stationery as part of a charity’s educational drive.

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Teacher Pauline Hilton pictured with Latin students

The Deanery High School, Wigan, is removing Latin from its curriculum.

A final lesson in Latin

Generations of Wigan pupils will be crying: “o tempora, o mores!” after a secondary school in the borough decided to stop teaching Latin.

Jenni Burgess-Thomas

Jenni’s delight at award

A tutor has been awarded for her expertise in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


School dances are an online hit

Pupils and staff at a Wigan school have become internet stars after taking part in a fund-raising dance-off.

Canon Sharples CE Primary School, Whelley

Standards fall at Wigan after-school club

An after-school club has been told it requires improvement by education inspectors.

Question Time being filmed in Wigan

Education election event is scrapped

An event quizzing candidates hoping to become MPs on education issues has been cancelled.

Schools are open as normal

Schools are open as normal

Council chiefs have reassured parents that there is no threat to Wigan schools and urged them to send their children to classes as usual this morning.

Georgina meeting her idol Ariana Grande at a gig two years ago

School prays for bomb victim Georgina

Pupils and staff at bomb victim Georgina Callander’s old school were holding a special assembly today to remember the popular student.

Winners at Winstanley College annual Awards Evening

Recognition for special students

Proud parents, staff, governors and, of course, students gathered at Winstanley College for their annual awards evening.

The victorious team

Amazing feat of the team that grew together

They started high school, fresh faced, eager to learn and play football. Five years on they are still just as interested in the sport, if not quite so fresh faced.

Wigan and Leigh College is celebrating its 70th anniversary of delivering higher education. Vice principal Claire Foreman is seen here with students l-r Daniel Campbell, Anna Utrata, Katie Brookes, Ryan Murphy and Ayse Aker

College is marking milestone anniversary in style

Staff and students at Wigan and Leigh College are pulling out all the stops to celebrate an academic milestone anniversary in style.

How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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Wigan NUT secretary Max Atkins and Wigan ATL branch secretary Angela Wells celebrating the creation of a new teaching super-union

Education takes centre stage at NUT Q&A session

Education issues will take centre stage as candidates seeking votes will be grilled at an event based on popular politics show Question Time.

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