Curriculum Principles

Pupil Entitlement

  • Archbishop Blanch School will provide opportunities, encouragement and guidance to enable every pupil to develop their abilities and achieve their potential within a safe and secure learning environment
  • Provision will meet statutory obligations, facilitate progression and be responsive to local and national agendas

 The Curriculum should give access for all pupils to:

  • A broad, balanced  and appropriate curriculum
  • Outstanding outcomes in Maths and English
  • Personalised support and guidance
  • Outstanding learning and teaching opportunities

 Community and Equality

  • Archbishop Blanch School is an inclusive school, committed to achieving Equality of opportunity for all its school community, ensuring that the achievement gap is closed for identified cohorts of students
  • Archbishop Blanch School will work with other education providers to ensure the smooth transition for all its pupils; from primary, from within the 11-16 phase, at post 16 and to Further and Higher Education
  • Archbishop Blanch School will contribute to city-wide educational initiatives for the benefit of all young people
  • Active partnerships will be developed with students, parents, employers and other community stakeholders for the benefit of Archbishop Blanch School students and the curriculum.


A Caring Christian Environment

"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.

Ethos and Expectations


Academic Excellence

We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.

Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.

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Christian Ethos and Vision

The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.

The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.

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Sixth Form

Sixth Form for the future

Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:

Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results. 

Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area

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