St James Road, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 7BD
10 reasons to choose Orrell Newfold Community Primary School
Orrell Newfold Community Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 72. It is one of the best state primary schools in Wigan and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Orrell Newfold Community Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2012) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Orrell Newfold Community Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Orrell Newfold Community Primary School ranks in the top 17% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 20% of schools.
The Orrell Newfold Community Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, Spanish. Subjects are taught separately, and are coordinated by topics. Primary School Quality Mark Outreach accreditation. 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 residential trips for Years 5 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for sport.
Sport at Orrell Newfold Community Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Platinum Award.
The Arts at Orrell Newfold Community 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.
School hours are from 8.55am to 3.30pm. Out of hours childcare from 7.30am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Orrell Newfold Community Primary School
Tower College (10 miles); Scarisbrick Hall School (13.2 miles); Bolton School Girls’ Division (13.3 miles).
Winstanley College (0.8 miles); St Peter’s Catholic High School Visual Arts College (1.2 miles); Hawkley Hall High School (4.3 miles).