About Our School


Our school has achieved ‘OUTSTANDING’ by OFSTED


Taking the individual needs of every child as our prime aim, we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in the wider educational context, where achievement, equality and independence are a key aspiration for all.

At Hope School we share a vision of excellence where the highest standards of teaching mean that the culture of learning is inherent in us all.

At Hope School the staff, pupils and all those involved share in, and celebrate the achievement of all. We all have a crucial part to play.

At Hope School creativity and independence are expected and encouraged.

At Hope School everyone has the opportunity to grow, develop and extend their understanding of their own individuality and uniqueness.

To achieve this we firmly believe in :

  • ensuring our curriculum is diverse, but also places great emphasis on the core curriculum areas and developing individual skills
  • encouraging personal, social and emotional growth and a deeper awareness for cultural, moral, and spiritual values
  • preparing all pupils for the opportunity, responsibilities and experiences of life
  • supporting every pupil’s ability to participate and drive their own learning so that they can explore, question and challenge
  • inclusion whenever possible
  • establishing the school as a resource centre providing expertise, materials and advice across the community
  • encouraging and supporting staff to be committed to professional development and to sharing communication

We offer an environment dedicated to learning where pupils can expect :

  • to be included
  • resources of the highest quality
  • access to a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum which is both interesting and challenging
  • to be taught by highly qualified, experienced and motivated staff
  • a system of assessment, monitoring and recording that is recognised and understood by all
  • to feel safe, secure and HAPPY


Head Teacher           Mr Peter Dahlstrom
Deputy Head Teacher Sue Lucas
Assisstant Head Teacher Helen Leach
Head of Senior Dept Pauline Lynch
Head of Primary Dept Paula Heaps
Business Manager Sandra Couling
Chair of Governors Mr John Mason
Deputy Chair of Governors    

 Contact Us

We start school at 8.50am.  The school day ends at 3.10pm.


Hope School                                  Telephone -        01942 824150
Kelvin Grove   Email -   enquiries@admin.hope.wigan.sch.uk
Marus Bridge        
WN3 6SP        



How to find us

Please note that there is a one way system in operation on school grounds that we ask all staff, parents and visitors to observe.  There are limited parking spaces with additional parking for Blue Badge holders.  We would ask everyone to please observe the time restrictions on specific parking bays (please see notices on school grounds) that allows access for school transport at the beginning and end of the school day.

Thank you.