Atherton St George's Church of England School is an average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils and therefore supported through the pupil premium is above the
national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority.
The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school
action is higher than average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus is higher than
the national average.
The on-site nursery and pre-school had a separate no notice inspection at the same time as this school
The school uses specially resourced provision for pupils with special educational needs and behavioural
difficulties. The alternative provision is at The Phoenix Centre in Wigan.
The headteacher is a local leader in education and she currently provides support for a local primary
school. She also works very closely with the local authority to help and support other schools.
The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for
pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.
The school provides a breakfast club each day. The school's Reception class provides full time early years provision.
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