Welcome to Wrightington Mossy Lea Primary School

Wrightington Mossy Lea is a stunning village Primary School; traditional in its approach to Primary Education, yet recognised by Central Government as a 21st Century National Leader in Primary Education. After a tricky few year between 2016 and 2017, we started our bounce back under new leadership, with new teachers, new governors and a brand new vision. In 2019 we were judged as Good, with Outstanding bits by OFSTED in April 2019, and this recognition did nothing more than inspire and motivate us to do even better.

At Mossy, we pride ourselves in having the most amazing, committed team of professionals who strive to achieve the highest standards possible within an environment of love and care. This ensures that all our children are able to experience high levels of self-esteem gained through achieving their personal potential.

I am determined that children of Mossy will be happy, content, hardworking and successful, and all staff will challenge and encourage their learning during their time in school. I want children to want to come to school as it is a place of pleasure, excitement and contentment – not somewhere they feel that they ‘have to go to’ to learn! Both Antonella and I have an unshakeable belief that we can, and indeed must motivate children to become incredibly talented independent learners who thrive. Our vibrant and highly acclaimed Primary Curriculum reproduces real-life experiences, and encourages children to think imaginatively, learn enthusiastically and make choices intelligently.

The ethos within our school is purposeful, calm and happy. Mossy is a school in which there is pride, order and calmness. These features are achieved through discipline, high expectations, courtesy and imagination. We want to work with our parents and carers to achieve success for every child in our care.

We are a school that prepares children for their future, not for our past. Children today have got incredible potential, and talent; my job, and indeed everyone’s job associated with Mossy Lea is to find, unlock, and enhance that potential, and unleash the talent.

The phrase, "actions speak louder than words" is pertinent. I could write about the qualities of Mossy Lea all day - but you can capture the qualities of the school with a visit to us. Contact either myself, Antonella, or Sharon or Anna, our office staff at our collaboration school, at your leisure, to arrange a visit at your convenience. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Whichever school you choose for your child, may I thank you for your interest in Mossy Lea, and wish you and your child every happiness in the future. And please, don't judge us on hearsay - judge us on what you see. 

Take care,

Andy Purcell


Wrightington is easily accessible from other areas of the county. It is very close to Junction 27 of the M6. Some of the children attending the school are from the immediate locality, however many travel from further afield. We welcome kids from Lancashire, and Wigan! 


Please ring and make an appointment to visit on 01257 423107

We will be very happy to show you around our wonderful village school.