Orrell St James RC Primary School

"To provide an education for all, which has at its very heart the values and ideals of the teachings of Jesus Christ"


St James' Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 7AA

01942 748455



WOWS Consortium

(With Others We Succeed)


The WOWS Consortium is a collaborative group of 17 Primary schools and 1 Special school who work together to improve the outcomes for all within our communities.

The network focuses on five levels of learning:

  • Child/adult
  • Collaborative group
  • Organisational
  • Leadership
  • Network

By providing high quality learning opportunities, all members of our communities benefit from shared professional development, creative endeavour and mutual support.

WOWS has provided many opportunities over the last twelve years for all members of our learning community.

As well as professional training for staff, there have been dozens of opportunities for children to work collaboratively. Our children have benefitted from sharing a wide range of experiences including:

Football Tournaments

Sports Festivals

Music Festivals

Art Exhibitions

Newspaper Production

Maths Workshops

Puzzle Workshops

Samba Workshops

Science Workshops

Poetry Workshops

Photography Workshops