Westfield Community School

Montrose Avenue, Pemberton, Wigan, WN5 9XN

01942 776007

Platt Bridge Community School

Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan, WN2 5NG

01942 487999

Westbridge Teaching School Alliance


Welcome to the Westbridge Teaching School Alliance.

Westbridge is a National Teaching School. Platt Bridge Community School and Westfield Community School work in partnership to lead the teaching school. Both schools have a proven track record of excellence in their own schools and excellence in supporting other schools. 


Westbridge Teaching School:

  • Trains new teachers through Kingsbridge (SCITT)
  • Supports school improvement
  • Develops research that helps grow the profession.
  • Develops new, middle and senior leaders to help support the next generation of leaders.
  • Provides high quality continuous professional development.
  • Supports groups of schools to access government funding on behalf of the system.

We work with a range of schools across the region to achieve our aims.


Westbridge Teaching School Alliance aims to:

  • Improve the quality and impact of leadership, teaching and learning within the schools we work with.
  • Train the next generation of outstanding teachers through Kingsbridge teacher training.
  • Lead peer to peer learning and professional development, including the designation and deployment of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE's)
  • Identify talent within schools and nurture leadership potential.
  • Support schools in innovative research projects


Strategic Partners

Wigan Local Authority
Westbridge Teaching School Alliance
Forward TogetherTeaching School Alliance
WEP Board
Start Well Family Centre