Welcome to Prestwich Arts College

We are a vibrant, diverse and creative school

Prestwich Art College is a school at the heart of the local community which is diverse, creative and vibrant. Our vision for the school is ‘realising greatness’; we want every individual in our 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.

As the new Head at Prestwich Arts College, I have an uncompromising focus on ensuring our pupils receive the best possible learning experience and I will work tirelessly to ensure that our 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.

At Prestwich, we see the importance of feedback because of the role it plays in allowing our pupils to make better progress.  We will endeavor to ensure pupils receive regular, high quality feedback, which allows them to close the gaps in their learning.  We also value your feedback and look forward to working with you to ensure this school realises its own greatness.

At Prestwich Arts College, we focus on pupils’ academic progress, however we also believe that it is equally important to develop the child as a whole.  We pride ourselves on the experience that our pupils receive and achieving the CEIAG Gold Award is very important to us as this means we can provide high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for our young people to ensure that they have best post-16 opportunities.  This highlights how committed we are to developing well rounded pupils who have a clear focus on their future goals and ambitions and to giving them the right guidance to help them achieve their dreams.

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.”  During my time at Prestwich, I have experienced the fantastic working relationships between our pupils and our staff.  The staff here really care about the pupils and go the extra mile to support them and ensure they feel safe and cared for. Consequently, our pupils show a great deal of pride in our school. 

We promote a culture of high expectations, within a supportive environment, based upon our 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 we work together as a family and how we reward the pupils for the fantastic things they do.

Prestwich Arts College is a dynamic and exciting place to work and learn.  We have a clear focus on ensuring that our students make good and sustained progress, regardless of their starting point.  We are so proud of the amazing things that our pupils achieve every day and we are constantly looking for new ways to celebrate their successes.  Please take a look at our Pride of Prestwich wall on the website which highlights some of the great achievements that our pupils have accomplished.

We believe that education is a journey and we are committed to ensuring every pupil has the skills to meet the obstacles they face head on.  We believe in the importance of grit, perseverance and resilience and of showing our pupils the value of getting back up and trying again if they don’t succeed the first-time round.

I hope this brief introduction gives you a flavour of the passion, character and rigour of our school, our aspirations and our philosophy.  We would love to hear from you if you wish to find out more and please do come to visit us to see our school for yourself.

Miss R Evans
Headteacher