About the School

Located inside the Lilford Centre in Wigan, students attending Lilford join us from local authority referrals for shorter-and-longer-term placements. We place a big focus on next steps and supporting students to develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours to reintegrate back into mainstream education. We create a bespoke plan for each student uses targets to help them achieve their goals. We work hard to support students to gain qualifications which are framed around their interests and abilities. Where the system breaks down, we ensure that students are supported to continue their education.

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Number of complaints within last academic year – 2022/2023 – 0 complaints.

Andrew Fletcher

Head of School

School Curriculum

At Progress Schools, students primarily study Functional Skills in English, Mathematics, and ICT. A wide range of other qualifications are also studied. These include Science, PE, Careers, Internet Safety, well-being, mental health awareness, and many more.

How to Find Us

Lilford Centre, Shackerley Road, Tyldsley, M29 8LN


01942 929 965

Social Feed

Our students observed #RemembranceDay this year by taking the time to create poems and decorate poppies, honouring those loved and lost. One of our teachers at PS Lilford performed The Last Post before all joining in a minute's silence. #lestweforget ...

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Students spent time creating self portraits in the styles of their chosen artist!🎨 Amazing creativity! #art #ProgressSchools ...

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Your @cubbiesensoryhub experience begins here! Since introducing this sensory regulation space to #ProgressSchools Lilford, Wigan, our students have been able to immerse themselves into a personalised, disruption free environment. Students are in full control, setting the tone of their experience from calming to energised, selecting the music and scenery that calls to them, with the choice of 5 to 15 minutes of relaxation. A great way to reduce stress during the school day. #AlternativeProvision #nationalstressawarenessday ...

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Happy Halloween to all our staff and students!🎃👻
Well done everyone for all your hard work so far this term, enjoy your ‘spooktacular’ time off!
#ProgressSchools #Happyhalloween #spookyszn

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Latest News

  • Progress School transforms student's life through unwavering support

    Progress Schools transforms student’s life through unwavering support

    In the short time Jack has attended Progress Schools, his whole outlook on life has changed thanks to the encouragement and time the staff have given.

  • Six tips to stay stress free in school

    For National Stress Awareness Day, we wanted to discuss ways to reduce stress in school and provide different methods of dealing with stress and to make our students aware of what is available to them.

  • Sofia excels thanks to support from Progress Schools

    Since starting Progress Schools in January, Sofia has excelled, with her attendance increasing by over 200% compared to mainstream schooling and her engaging more with her studies.