CLLR Martin Aldred and I would like to express our sincere congratulations to all the staff, pupils, parents and governors of Rowan Tree Primary School on being rated outstanding by Ofsted.

I am very proud and honoured to have worked with staff and governors and to have been involved in this brilliant Atherton school’s journey with its new refit and new name.

I had the privilege of serving as a governor for a number of years and enjoyed many of the school social events and visits to the school.

Well done to everyone, especially the children at the school – you have all worked so hard for this outstanding achievement.

Cllr Karen Aldred