Ofsted: Training provider not doing enough to prevent radicalism

A Wigan training provider has been blasted by watchdogs for not warning most of its students against the risks of taking part in extremist activities.

More children have been given a place at their preferred primary school

Parents’ delight as primary school places granted

A greater share of Wigan’s children will be going to their chosen primary school compared with last year, council bosses have revealed.

More pupils will attend their first choice schools this year, the council has said

First choice primary figures on the rise

A greater share of Wigan borough children have been given places at their first choice primary school, council bosses have said.
Parental controls can keep your child safe and feeling less lonely

Pressures on teenagers are making them lonely

Thousands of young people are turning to Childline for help with feelings of isolation as they struggle with the pressures of growing up in today’s society.

Stressed teachers are turning to drink

Stressed teachers are turning to drink

Stress at work is leading some teachers to become increasingly reliant on caffeine, alcohol and prescription drugs, while a number have seen relationships breakdown, it has been suggested.

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Lowton Junior and Infant Schools head girl Lily Henson, headteacher Alison Davies and head boy Luke Preston with the letter from Nick Gibb MP

School praised following visit by inspectors

A primary school recently named as one of the best in the country has been praised by education inspectors.

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Aspull Church School, Bolton Road, Aspull, Wigan.

Church school develops calm learning space

Pupils behave well and have a “thirst for learning” at a Wigan school, according to education inspectors.

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Free 30 hours of care target beaten

Demand from parents for childcare places in Wigan borough as it pilots the landmark 30 free hours offer has tipped the scales, with more than 5,400 places already allocated – surpassing the 5,000 target set last year.

Our Lady Immaculate Primary School, Bryn

Immaculate school report

A Wigan school has been praised as a “happy place” by education inspectors.

Ince St William's Catholic Primary School

Woman in court over £7k theft from Wigan school

A Wigan woman accused of stealing more than £7,000 from a borough primary school will face a crown court trial this month.

St John Rigby College students celebrate an "outstanding" Ofsted report

Ofsted highlights excellent teaching

A Wigan college is among the best in the country after receiving top marks from education inspectors.

Youngsters from St Mark's CE Primary School, Wigan, were treated to a special guest at an Ester Assembly

Robot Boris makes one giant beep for mankind

Youngsters in Wigan primary schools are being given a glimpse of tomorrow’s world with special lessons delivered by a talking robot!

The Deanery High School has recently undergone a re-build

Schools’ £50m overhaul

Wigan schools will see an estimated £50m overhaul over the next four years.

The new Pay and Display car parking now up and running at Robin Park Arena and Sports Centre

Schools concert-goers hit with parking charge

Parents were left furious after returning from a school concert to find their cars had been given parking tickets despite claims they were unaware of any parking restrictions.

Abraham Guest Academy

Academy backtracks on library ban

Abraham Guest Academy has U-turned on a decision to ban its own pupils from using the in-house public library.

Donna Hall, Wigan Council Chief Executive

Arts fund will prove town is a Great Place

Wigan’s culture and heritage scene has been given a boost in the shape of a £1.5m regional funding pot for a scheme to bring the arts to all.

Adrian Hardy

Winners and losers in school fund reform

Ministers are facing increasing pressure - including from a Wigan education group - to rethink school funding reforms.

Wigan's schools could plummet down funding tables

Cuts will see schools fall in league tables

Wigan borough schools are set to plummet down funding league tables if proposed changes go ahead, education leaders have said.


Wigan schoolchildren feature on Blue Peter

Well-read pupils at a Wigan Primary School had the chance to proudly show-off their library to a national audience this month.

Japanese student, Kohei Konishi and Josh Killilea

Japanese student’s visit to top college

Winstanley College has welcomed a Japanese student as part of his adventures exploring UK life.

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