Manchester Road, Blackrod, Bolton, Lancashire BL6 5SY
10 reasons to choose Blackrod Primary School
Blackrod Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Bolton and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Blackrod Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2011) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Blackrod Primary School has nine classes from Reception, some mixed-age, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Blackrod Primary School ranks in the top 18% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 28% of schools.
The Blackrod Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, Spanish. Subjects are taught separately, with some cross-curricular linking. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and Forest School for all year groups.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Blackrod Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Blackrod Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.15am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Blackrod Primary School
Aspull Church Primary School (2.4 miles); St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Anderton (2.8 miles); Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School, Westhoughton (3.3 miles).
Bolton School Girls’ Division (5.6 miles); Bolton School Boys’ Division (5.7 miles); Lord’s Independent School (5.8 miles).
St Joseph’s RC High School and Sports College (2.5 miles); Standish Community High School (5.6 miles); Hawkley Hall High School (6.1 miles).