Lancaster Lane, Parbold, Lancashire WN8 7HS
10 reasons to choose Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy
Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Wigan and one of the 8 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a Church of England academy converter faith school. It is a Single Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy has one class per year, and an average class size of 27 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy ranks in the top 25% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores are around the national average.
The Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, Spanish. Most subjects are taught separately, but are organised by half-termly topics, and with cross-curricular linking where appropriate. 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 from Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy
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 Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy
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 7.30am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy
Newburgh Church of England Primary School (1.3 miles); Mawdesley St Peter’s Church of England Primary School (3.1 miles); Wrightington Mossy Lea Primary School (4.4 miles).
Scarisbrick Hall School (7.8 miles); Abrar Academy (14.5 miles); Bolton School Girls’ Division (15.1 miles).
Maharishi Free School (2.6 miles); Standish Community High School (4.8 miles); Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy (5.7 miles).