About Us

We are an 11 – 16 mixed comprehensive of around 900 students and 110 staff situated to the west of Wigan. We are a community of students, staff, parents and governors with a common goal. We strive for the highest standards in everything we do.

We are proud of our positive, caring ethos based on a set of expectations we call ‘The Hawkley Way’ which has a fundamental principle at its heart; the principle of mutual respect. The students themselves coined the phrase in our code of conduct, ”Treat other people with respect to be respected in turn”. We believe this principle is essential for our happy and successful school community.

As a parent myself, I know how important a decision the choice of school is for your child. Children only get one chance at this stage of their education and you need to be confident your child is provided with the best chance possible. We believe that we provide an excellent quality of education and care for our students, respecting them and getting to know them all as individuals. Inside and outside of the classroom we provide a wealth of opportunities to nurture the academic and personal growth of our students helping them to prepare for adult life and their place in the wider community whilst continuing to strive for excellence.

My goal is for Hawkley Hall to be the best school it can be and for our students to be the best they can be – in the classroom and beyond. I want our school to be the natural first choice for every family living in and around our local community because they know it’s the right choice for their child.

Whatever your reason for looking at our website, I hope you find it informative but please do not hesitate to contact school should you require further details or wish to arrange a visit to see us in action and meet our students. After all, they are our greatest ambassadors!


R W Halford
Executive Headteacher