Statutory Information

Marus Bridge Primary Contact Details

Address: Kelvin Grove, Marus Bridge, Wigan, WN3 6SP

Tel: 01942 248129


Headteacher: Mr Michael Gaskill

Deputy: Mr Ross Aldridge

Chair of Governors: Mr J Taylor, c/o Marus Bridge Primary School

Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator: Mrs J Lloyd

Data Protection Officer: Chris Bolton

Marus Bridge Primary School is a member of the Rowan Learning Trust. Company No. 8010464, Reg. Office: Hawkley Hall High School, Carr Lane, Wigan. Tel: 01942 204640.

Any enquiries should, in the first instance, be directed to the main office who will direct you to the most appropriate person to handle your query.

Values and Ethos

Our Ethos:

Our pupils will enjoy the best teaching in a nurturing environment so that each and every child can ‘Learn, Enjoy, Achieve’

Our Values:

  1. Scholarship: We will develop children’s knowledge and study skills to further drive up standards and secure the highest progress, engagement and enjoyment in our school and beyond.
  2. Curricular excellence: We will offer excellent educational experiences in our curriculum and graduate achievement programme and promote social, moral, cultural and spiritual development in every aspect of school life.
  3. Outstanding teaching and professional learning: We will support, challenge and learn from each other to develop outstanding teaching in all classes. We will create links with a range of providers within RLT and beyond so that our teaching is always outstanding over time.
  4. Pastoral excellence: We will provide a caring and inclusive approach. Each child is unique and special. We will work to ensure that all pupils achieve the highest outcomes possible, feel safe and happy in school, thrive and enjoy learning.

Admission Arrangements

Our admission number is 60.

Admissions and Appeals to Marus Bridge Primary School are administered by Wigan Local Authority. Links to details of admissions and appeals are given below.

Details of our oversubscription criteria can be found in our latest Admissions Arrangements below:

Admission Arrangements 2018-19

Ofsted Reports

On September 18th and 19th 2012, OFSTED visited our school to inspect the standards of achievement, teaching, behaviour and leadership.

Read the full report here: 405033 Marus Bridge V13 Published Report October 2012

Previous Ofsted reports can be found their website by clicking here.

Exam and Assessment Results

End of KS2 data 2017-18

% Achieving Expected Standard and Higher Standard (Last year in brackets)
Subject WTS % EXS % National % HS/GD %
Reading 0 100   (89) 75 40    (42)
Writing (TA) 13 87     (89) 78 29    (11)
EGPS 4 96     (89) 78 58    (38)
Maths 5 96     (83) 76 49    (26)
RWM Combined 13 87     (79) 64 20     (6)
Average Scaled Score  (Last year in brackets)
Subject Scaled Score MBPS National
Reading 109 (108) 105
Writing (TA) na na
EGPS 111 (107) 106
Maths 109 (107) 104
Progress Measure
Subject Progress Score Last Year
Reading 3.0 5.2
Writing (TA) 1.6 1.7
EGPS na na
Maths 4.1 3.5

Expected Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths Combined = 87% (National 64%)

Higher Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths Combined = 20% (National

Phonics Screening

Y1 – 85% of children passed their phonics screening test compared with 81% nationally. 100% pupil premium pass rate.

Y2 – 88% of children passed their resit (representing 8 out of 9 children); a significant increase on 50% last year.  63% passed the resit nationally.


83% working at the expected level in reading. This is above the national figure of 76%, and higher than our reading attainment last year which was 67%.

73% working at the expected level in writing. This is above the national figure of 68% and above our writing attainment last year which was 67%.

71% working at expected level in maths. This is consistent with last year’s cohort and slightly below the national figure of 75%.

Performance Tables

Marus Bridge performance tables can be seen by follow this link: MBP Performance Tables


Please find our curriculum content for each subject in the following documents:

More information about our curriculum can be found on our curriculum page, click here to visit this.

If you require further information about the curriculum Marus Bridge Primary School is following, please call or email us using the details on our Contact Us Page. We can arrange for someone to speak to you on the phone or a meeting in person.

Behaviour Policy

Please view our policies below, these are also available on our policies page which can be accessed by clicking here.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an allocation per head for each child in receipt of Free School Meals. A child’s family can be in receipt of the benefit but not take the meal, the school still receives the benefit.

PE and sport premium

The government is providing funding to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. Schools must spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and sport. More information can be found below:

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium 2017

PE and Sport Premium Guide 2017-2018

Information on how Marus Bridge do this can be seen in the information below.

Sport premium 2015-2016

Sport Premium Breakdown 2016 – 2017

Special Educational Needs  and Disabilities (SEND)

On occasion there are children who have significant differences in learning, behaviour and physical abilities. Identification of these additional needs is important so that appropriate arrangements can be made to meet such needs. Often provision can be provided within the resources of the school, but other support services provided by the Local Authority or other agencies may be required. Parents will be involved in this process and informed about progress.

MBPS SEND Information Report Nov 2018

Wigan Local Offer

Equality Objectives

Our equality objectives are highlighted in the below policy:

RLT Equality and Diversity Policy – 2017.docx

This policy is also available on our Policies & Key Documents page located here.

Complaints Policy

Our complaints procedure is outlined in the below policy:

Complaints Procedure – Under Review

This policy is also available on our Policies & Key Documents page located here.

Annual Reports and Accounts

  • Audited Accounts
  • Annual Reports
  • Funding Agreement
  • Articles of Association
  • Memorandum of Association

For information on the above, please see our statutory requirements page on the Rowan Learning Trust website by clicking here.

For the register of business interests please view these on the Governance page on the Rowan Learning Trust by clicking here.

Trustees’ information and duties

For information on the Charity Trustees please view our Trustees page on the Rowan Learning Trust website by clicking here.

Charging and Remissions policy

Our charging and remissions policies are outlined in the below document:

Charging Policy

This policy is also available on our Policies & Key Documents page located here.

Gender Pay Gap Report

2018-19 Gender Pay Gap Report

If you require paper copies of any of the information on our website please contact us and we will provide these for you.