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Canon Sharples has had a very successful Autumn Term for the academic year 2016/17. In October they successfully achieved the Basic Skills Quality Mark. This external assessor for maths and English in the school was highly complimentary about the quality and range of the curriculum. All staff have recently undertaken extensive training and demonstrate a significant commitment to the delivery of high quality learning for all children in the school. Feedback from parents and children is very positive.

November saw the school achieving an overall “Outstanding” judgement in its SIAMS inspection. Christian Character and Distinctiveness, Leadership and Worship were all judged to be outstanding and having a significant impact on the children and wider schools community.

The children continue to work hard in all areas and following their Race for Life fundraising which raised over £5,000 in the summer have subsequently raised money for a number of charities including Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Poppy Appeal and the Brick.

St. Wilfrid’s has also had a good start to the year. At the start of the term Year 5 visited Winmarleigh Hall on a PGL residential trip undertaking a range of exciting activities from Climbing and Jacobs Ladder to Problem solving and the Sensory Trail. Building on its strong musical tradition, lots of musical activities have taken place with the choir singing at arrange of venues across Wigan and Year 4 performing at a Wider Opportunities concert. Every child took part in their own stunning Year group Christmas performance. The children have also done lots of fund raising activities for a number of different charities including Santa Dash, Samaritans Purse, Bishops Harvest Appeal and Wigan Hospice. The community afternoons continue to be very successful.

For more information about the trust, or if you have any enquiries, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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