The History Of Abram Bryn Gates

Abram Bryn Gates Primary School is a one-form entry Infant and Junior School, situated in the village of Bamfurlong between Platt Bridge and Ashton-in-Makerfield.


The school, along with the Church and Parish Hall is the centre of the community. The majority of the villagers went, at some stage, to "Bryn Gates School" and hold it with a good deal of affection.


The school was built just after the turn of the century, originally as two separate schools. The Junior school was opened in March 1909 and the Infant school in April, 1909. The two schools amalgamated in 1955.


A huge building/renovation program began in January 1999 and, was completed by April 2000. This has included a new infant department, a new hall, a new administration block incorporating a reception area, a renovated Junior department, removal of mobile classrooms, construction of separate Infant and Junior playgrounds and a new car park. Since the building/renovation programme further projects have been undertaken to provide the children of Abram Bryn Gates with the best possible learning environment inside and outside the classroom.