Prestwich Arts College

Bury, United Kingdom

Location: Bury, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Prestwich Arts College


Miss R Evans

Prestwich Arts College is a mainstream, co-educational, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school for children aged 11-16.  It is situated in Prestwich, Manchester, near to the Metro link and the M60 motorway system and has 860 pupils on our roll.  Prestwich Art College is a school at the heart of the local community, which is diverse, creative and vibrant.  The schools vision is ‘realising greatness’; as they want every individual in its care to have the opportunity to realise their own greatness, whether that be on the sports field, in the choir, on the stage, in the computer room or in the science laboratory.

It is a school which is determined to move forward, they have a clear direction, with strong leadership and are 100% committed to making Prestwich Arts College the best school for pupils, parents and staff.  The new Head Teacher, Miss Rachel Evans has an uncompromising focus on ensuring pupils receive the best possible learning experience and she wants to ensure that pupils are taught engaging lessons, which allow them to think outside the box and which instil in them a love for learning and an enquiring mind. 

Prestwich Arts College facilities include a state-of-the-art theatre, music rooms, media suites, a dedicated dining area and a sports hall.

At Prestwich Arts College, students talk enthusiastically about their school and the harmonious and welcoming ethos.  They appreciate diversity and talk convincingly of not tolerating inequality or discrimination.”  There is a fantastic working relationships between pupils and staff.  The staff really care about the pupils and go the extra mile to support them and ensure they feel safe and cared for. Consequently, pupils show a great deal of pride in their school.   The school promotes a culture of high expectations, within a supportive environment, based upon their core values of pride, respect, equality, success, team work, work ethic, initiative, community and harmony (PRESTWICH).  These core values are central to the school; they form the basis of how they work together as a family and how pupils are rewarded for the fantastic things they do.

Working at Prestwich Arts College gives the staff the opportunity to be part of something really exciting, it is their chance to really make a difference and change the lives of the young people they work with.  If you come to work with us, you will be joining a committed team of staff, who work with enthusiastic and positive students, who are keen to learn as Prestwich Arts College is a dynamic and exciting place to work and learn.  There is a clear focus on ensuring students make good and sustained progress, regardless of their starting point.  Staff are so proud of the amazing things that pupils achieve every day and are constantly looking for new ways to celebrate their successes.  The staff at Prestwich Art College believe that education is a journey and they are committed to ensuring every pupil has the skills to meet the obstacles they face head on.  They believe in the importance of grit, perseverance and resilience, they try to show pupils the value of getting back up and trying again if they don’t succeed the first-time round.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Address: Heys Road, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1JZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 7732052
What people say about us

Pupils have a desire to do well

- Staff Member

Pupils have a great respect for racial diversity

- Staff Member

It was noted that students demonstrated a natural curiosity for learning and were keen to ask questions

- Rowan Trust

Pupils were friendly and welcoming

- Rowan Trust

Student behaviour was observed as good during breaks and lunchtimes

- Rowan Trust
Positions available at Prestwich Arts College