School Information

Horwich Parish CE Primary School
Church Street, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6AA

Telephone: 01204 333147

Enquiries to: office@horwichparish.net

Our Mission Statement
Lighting the way.

At Horwich Parish School, we aim to

– Provide a safe, healthy and happy place for learning and fun.

– Help each person gain the skills they need to be confident members of the community.

– Encourage each person in their life’s journey to achieve the best they can.

Ethos statement
As a Church of England school, we have also adopted a distinct ethos statement:

Recognizing its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils.

Admission to our school
As a voluntary aided Church of England school, the governing body is the admissions authority. This means we have our own agreed criteria for places in the school, if there are more children seeking a place than we have room for. We always stress that we are open to applications from any and all children, from parents who seek the education we can provide. Initial admissions to our school are administered on our behalf by Pupil and Student Services at Bolton Council.

Special Needs Education and Disability
As an inclusive school, we welcome children to our school who have disabilities or who have Special Educational Needs. We have made improvements to the access of our buildings for disabled users, including a stair-lift and a clos-o-mat toilet, as well as two other disabled toilet facilities. We have experience of working with children with a variety of needs, including visual or hearing impairment, specific learning needs, autistic spectrum disorder, etc.

Special provision
SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator) Mrs A Washington awashington@horwichparish.net

Children with special educational needs are quickly identified, and provided with an individual education plan which is regularly reviewed. Whenever necessary, the school works in close collaboration with other professionals, including specialist teachers, educational psychologists and health professionals. We involve parents and children in the reviews of their learning. We also currently have three children who are provided with additional funding through a Statement of Special Educational Need.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is our Deputy Headteacher, and she has been awarded the national SENCO award and a Post Graduate certificate in Autism. She and many other members of staff have a wide range of specialist training and knowledge, including Better Reading Partners training, Reading Recovery training, Precision teaching, and ELKLAN training. We employ four teaching assistants to work specifically with children with SEN, and all our teaching assistants also work with small groups of children to provide intensive support programmes. As a result, our children with SEN are often making as good or better progress than the rest of their class. Further information is included in our Local Offer which can be found on our website.

Making Sense of Money
We are working towards becoming a MoneySense Accredited School as part of our commitment to teaching our pupils how to use money safely and responsibly. We have been joined this year by volunteers from NatWest to run workshops with Year Five and both classes became detectives to solve a crime of fraud as part of their workshop to understand the dangers of identity theft and fraud. The children were very excited about receiving a certificate and key ring and we are very grateful to the volunteers from NatWest. The MoneySense website mymoneysense.com has a Parents section where you can download activities to do at home. Your children can also explore a Virtual Bank to get used to the services in a real bank branch. Next year, we hope to extend the workshops to other year groups.

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