Our School


Anderton Primary School is a community school with a friendly, welcoming and hard working atmosphere. The main building was built in 1910 and has been extended and modernised to meet our needs. It serves the inter-linking villages of Anderton, Adlington and Heath Charnock. Some children attend from Chorley and Horwich. The school is a one form entry school with seven classrooms and the intake number is 30.

At Anderton Primary School we aim to provide a vibrant, purposeful and challenging curriculum, which reflects the aims and philosophy of the school. We have a broad and balanced curriculum that still maintains a focus on high standards. All subjects are valued and are taught in a variety of ways. Children learn using different methods and the teachers cater for this range in their varied delivery of lessons, projects and topics. For example, we enjoy music workshops, book weeks which include dressing in character, and class/whole school art exhibitions. We ensure that subjects are taught in a cross-curricular way to meet the needs of all learners. Occasionally we have themed weeks where a particular subject is celebrated in more detail. In the past we have focussed on Science, PHSE, Poetry and the Olympics and have more planned for the future. We have themed days that have concentrated on the subject of weddings, Divali and Ghana. We use school visits to extend the curriculum, for example, visits to art galleries, museums, the theatre, sports venues and so on. We encourage visitors to school to enrich the curriculum.

Children are usually admitted in the September of the acadmic year (September 1st – August 31st) in which they become five. Parents who have children below school age are invited to enter their child’s name on a list which is used to contact them about future events. They will be sent information booklets and forms in the year before the child is due to start school. Visits to the school by the child and parents are also very welcome. Children moving into the area are also welcome to attend one of three transition sessions held in June to decide if the school is right for them.

Anderton Primary School’s admission policy follows the guidelines for community schools. All children are welcomed into our school regardless of disability, race, culture or gender and every effort is made to include children at Anderton.

Meetings are arranged for new parents and their children in the Summer term before they start school. Parents are most welcome to contact school to arrange a visit on 01257 480551.