New Course: A Journey to Outstanding (for Primary Schools)

Platt Bridge Community School in Wigan is an outstanding school leading a Teaching School Alliance in the North of England. Ofsted reported in 2013 that achievement throughout the school is exceptional.

Serving an area of social and economic disadvantage, most of the children enter school significantly below expectations. At the end of Key Stage 2, many pupils have attained well above age-related expectations. This is due to a whole school focus on learning and progress which results in outstanding progress for almost all pupils in every year group. 

The school opened in September 2006 after the closure of two failing schools. It was first inspected in October 2007 without any validated data from Raise and was judged to be good at this time. From 2007 to 2009 the school continued to improve, resulting in it being in the top one percentile in the country for value added measures and significantly above other schools for attainment, which has been sustained from 2009 onwards.

The Senior Leadership Team of Platt Bridge Community School will present a detailed case study, explaining and sharing how they use proven strategies to ensure high quality teaching and learning, accelerated progress of pupils and enhanced leadership opportunities.

Course No: CPD14P/23

Date: 22 June 2015 (09.00-15.30)

Venue: Future House

Cost: £170 per person

To book your place, please complete the standard course application form and return to the Courses Desk in the usual way. If you require any further information, please contact


Published: 23/03/2015
Audience: Senior Leaders in Primary Schools
Contact: Amanda Wright

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