Hibbert Street, Off Blackburn Road, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 8JG
10 reasons to choose The Valley Community Primary School
The Valley Community Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 71. It is one of the best state primary schools in Bolton and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1.5 miles.
The Valley Community Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2008) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
The Valley 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 The Valley Community Primary School ranks in the top 8% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 5% of schools.
The The Valley Community Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Core subjects are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as science, geography, history, art and DT, are taught as half-termly International Primary Curriculum topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. Primary Geography Quality Mark Gold Award. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at The Valley Community Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at The Valley 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 9.00am to 3.15pm though after school clubs may extend the day.
Find another school near The Valley Community Primary School
Johnson Fold Community Primary School (2.2 miles); Sunning Hill Primary School (2.2 miles); St Bede Church of England Primary Academy, Morris Green (2.9 miles).
Bolton School Boys’ Division (1.6 miles); Bolton School Girls’ Division (1.7 miles); Lord’s Independent School (2.2 miles).
Canon Slade CofE School (2 miles); Bolton Muslim Girls School (2.2 miles); Turton School (2.6 miles).