|Gillibrand Primary School|
|Grosvenor Road, PR7 2PJ, UK Chorley|
+44 (0)1257 274983
Gillibrand Primary School offers a primary education to children aged 4
to 11 years. The school was established on 30th June 1975, in the
premises of the former St. George's C.E. Primary School at the junction
of Bolton Street and Pall Mall.
We have extensive school grounds and
playing fields and two separate play grounds; one for children in Key
Stage 1 (aged 4 - 7) and one for our Key Stage 2 pupils (aged 7 - 11).
- to teach the knowledge and skills relevant to the individual needs of all
- to develop positive attitudes towards learning so that our pupils may
grow in confidence and strive for even greater levels of achievement.
- to provide a caring environment where self-discipline, respect for others
and good manners are valued and encouraged.
- to provide an exciting, stimulating and challenging curriculum that is
broad and balanced.
- to develop positive links with parents, governors, children, staff and the
wider community to enable the school to play a full and active role in the
community which it serves.
- to celebrate achievement
The school is organised into classes according to the chronological age of
the children. There are currently 7 classes for the 7 age groups.
The maximum number of children in each class is 30. This makes the
maximum number on roll for the school 210. The governors took the
decision to reduce the admission number to 30 some years ago in order to
keep class sizes small, improving the pupil:teacher ratio and enabling
staff to better meet the individual needs of the children.
The school curriculum at Gillibrand is designed to meet the full
requirements of the National Curriculum and the Foundation Stage
Curriculum. It is in line with the curriculum policy statement of
Lancashire County Council and the aims and mission statement of the
The school's curriculum provides opportunities for learning in both the
lessons taught as part of the school day, and the extra-curricular
activities that deliberately extend and enhance the formal curriculum.
We see extra-curricular clubs and activities as an extension of our school
curriculum, which provide children with the opportunity to extend and
enrich their learning in different subjects beyond the end of the school
day. The following clubs are currently offered at different times during
The school participates in local leagues in football, badminton, athletics
and cricket. We also participate in the annual swimming gala and cross
country events. These clubs are run on a voluntary basis and we encourage
everyone to take part.
- Bible Club
- Short Tennis
- High-Five Netball
- Golden Mile Running Club
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