Flapper Fold Lane, Atherton, M46 0HA
01942 882980

Mandatory Information

OFSTED Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell OFSTED what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. OFSTED use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

Follow this link to OFSTED Parent View 


The image below shows the results of the Parental Survey undertaken in Autumn Term 2021

Additional comments made on parental questionnaire – Autumn 2021

  • David is doing really well at this school. Very proud of his learning.  
  • Like always, I’m very pleased with everything my child learns at school. He likes coming to school and always speaks lovely about his teachers.  
  • Thank you all staff for the care, education and support. 
  • St. Richard’s is a brilliant school. Highly recommended.  
  • Alfie has settled in very well. I am very happy with him being at school. During his struggles at nursery I am very surprised with how well he has settled in. I love how Mrs Nulty welcomes the children in every morning.  
  • Lovely school, happy for my child to be here. Couldn’t ask for anymore! An improvement would be if after school clubs would start again.  
  • Thank you so much for all your support.  
  • More communication about what the children are doing.  
  • Poor communication with parents in general. Example – changing P.E. rules during the summer holiday and only telling parents after school started and uniform had been bought. This also happened a few years ago. Same situation but with backpacks. Don’t think the school promotes children’s self esteem or works for their mental health


As of the 1st of September 2012, an amendment to the School Information Requirements came into force. The two main changes to the requirements are:

a) Schools will no longer be obliged to publish a physical prospectus
b) Instead, there is a list of specific information which schools will be required to make available on their website (or, if the school has no website, the information must be published elsewhere on the web, and parents must be made aware of its location.)

The legislation for this is The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. Details can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/1124/made

On 9th September 2016, the Department of Education released updated guidelines about the information which schools need to publish, and this page has been updated to show how St. Richard's meets these requirements. The data title is on the left hand side, with a link to the necessary information shown on the right.

If you wish to query any of the information, please Contact Us and we will attempt to resolve your query.


School Name, Postal Address and a Telephone Number, along with a contact name for enquiries.

St. Richard’s Primary School

Flapper Fold Lane



M46 0HA

Telephone (01942) 882980

The primary contact at the school is Mrs P. Keenan (Temporary Admin Officer), who will be pleased to deal with your query 


The SenCo is Mrs D. Nulty who can be reached on the same number or by emailing enquiries@admin.saintrichards.wigan.sch.uk

Either Admission arrangements (including selection arrangements, oversubscription criteria and details of the application process), or information on how to access this information on the local authority's website.

St Richard's Admissions Policy for 2021

St Richard's Admissions Policy 2022

Supplementary Faith Form

For in-year admissions, follow this link

Details of how parents can access the school's most recent inspection report, as well as the School Performance Tables published on the Department of Education's website.

The most recent Ofsted Inspection can be accessed here 

Ofsted Inspection Reports

The 2019 RE Inspection can be accessed from this page -

2019 RE Inspection

Details of School Performance Tables can be found by visiting the DfE School Performance pages and searching for St Richard's.

The percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths (2019)


The average progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (2019)

Reading - 1.4

Writing - 3.2

Maths - 4.9

Average scale score (2019)

Reading - 9

Maths - 106

% of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths (2019)


For each academic year group

Curriculum content and details of how additional information relating to the curriculum may be obtained by parent

For Key Stage 1, the names of any phonics or reading schemes in operation

Details of the National Curriculum can be found on this page

To find out more about the Curriculum we follow please click:-

Early Years  Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2

For Reception and Key Stage 1 we have designed our own phonics scheme based on Letters and Sounds.

We have four Key Stage 1 Reading Schemes - Oxford Reading Tree, Songbirds  and Big Cat Phonics 

The school's policy on behaviour


The school's policy on Safeguarding


The school's charging and remissions policy


The school's compliments and complaints policy

Behaviour Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Charging and Remissions 

Compliments and complaints


The amount of the school's allocation from the Pupil Premium and Sports Premium grants for the current academic year, and:

·         how it is intended that this is spent

·         how the previous academic year's allocation was spent, and the effect of this on the educational attainment of pupils for whom the funding was allocated.

Pupil Premium at St Richard's 2021

Pupil Premium at St Richard's 2020/21

 Pupil Premium at St Richard's 2019/20



Sports premium 2019-20

Sports Premium 2020/21

Sports Premium 2021/22


A report prepared by the school highlighting its policy for pupils with special educational needs, and how this is being implemented.

Please refer to Page 10 of the prospectus


See also the following:-


St Richard's SEN Information Report - School local offer updated 2021.pdf

Wigan Council's SEN Local Offer

Equality Scheme


Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information

A statement of the school's ethos and values

 Please refer to Page 2 of the prospectus

Financial Information

 School Financial Benchmarking Service

Governor disclosure and interests

 These pages show information on each of our school governors and all matters   pertaining to the Governing Body