As a Church of England High School in the Blackburn Diocese, our Christian ethos and vision permeates all aspects of school life. Our school has been described as a "highly distinctive yet totally inclusive church school as a result of the excellent strategic leadership of the headteacher” SIAMS Report 2014. All aspects of our provision are underpinned by our Mission Statement “Nurturing a living faith through lives of learning, worship and service” and is reaffirmed by the School Motto of “Faith, Nurture, Service” An on-going priority in our School Improvement Plan is to further enhance our Christian Distinctiveness.

A caring Pastoral House system with vertical tutor groups based on Christian values enables pupils of all faiths to feel valued and respected. Our Christian ethos highly values all aspects of pupil achievement and pupils are supported to fulfil their God given potential. All subjects make a positive contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils. The range of charitable activities undertaken by our school community is due to our Christian ethos with over £10,000 being raised for various charities.

A key feature of our Christian vision is the work of our School Chaplain who is responsible for co-ordinating all daily worship activities and is available each day to listen and give support to all members of the school community. Pupils in our school are undertaking the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust Young Leaders Award as a way of giving something back to our community.

SIAMS Report July 2014