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:

Ofsted Reports

On September 17th and 18th 2019, OFSTED visited our school to inspect the standards of achievement, teaching, behaviour and leadership.

Read the full report here: Marus Bridge Primary School Ofsted Report

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

Exam and Assessment Results

END OF KS2 DATA 2018-19

% Achieving Expected Standard and Higher Standard (Last year in brackets)

Subject WTS % EXS % National % HS/GD % National
Reading 32 68   (100) 73 32  (40) 27
Writing (TA) 14 86     (87) 78 24  (29) 20
EGPS 14 86     (96) 78 38  (58) 36
Maths 14 86     (93) 79 27  (49) 27
RWM Combined 32 68     (84) 65 16  (20) 11

Average Scaled Score  (Last year in brackets)

Subject Scaled Score MBPS National
Reading 105 (108) 104
EGPS 110 (111) 106
Maths 107 (109) 105

Average Progress Measure from KS1- KS2 (Last year in brackets)

Subject Progress Score Local Authority
Reading 0.4 (3.0) -0.1
Writing (TA) 1.2 (1.6) 0.5
Maths 1.5 (4.1) 0.3



88% of children passed phonics screening test in Y1, compared to 82% nationally.

End of Key Stage1

73% met the expected standard in reading. (75% nationally).

27% of pupils achieved greater depth. (25% nationally).

78% met the expected standard in writing. (70% nationally).

15% of pupils achieved greater depth. (15% nationally).

80% met the expected standard in maths (76% nationally).

36% of pupils achieved greater depth within the standard. (22% nationally).

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

This is 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 2021 - 2022

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium 2020-2021

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium 2019

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium 2018-2019

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 2020

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:

MBPS complaints procedure

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 visit the pages below on the RLT Website:

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.

Financial Information

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.