Archbishop Blanch Church of England High School was formed in September 1981 from the amalgamation of two schools, St Edmund's College (founded in 1898) and Liverpool Girls' College (founded in 1856).The school is in the Liverpool Diocese and is named after Baron Stuart Blanch who was Bishop of Liverpool from 1966 to 1975, and Archbishop of York from 1975 to 1983.
Mrs Kathleen Goodacre, Headmistress at St Edmund’s College when the two schools amalgamated was the first Headteacher of Archbishop Blanch School until her retirement in 1987.Mrs Goodacre was succeeded by Mrs Kathleen Zimak (1987-2003), followed by Mr Stephen Brierley (2003-2007), Miss Jane Griffiths (2007-2014), Miss Heather Duggan (2014-2018) and the current Headteacher is Mrs Claire Madeloso.
The school has seen several homes beginning with its original site at Sefton Park Road, Toxteth (formerly Liverpool College and then Arundel College) until 1993, when the school moved to a site vacated by Paddington Comprehensive School at Mount Vernon, before moving to its current purpose built site on Earle Road in September 2015.
"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.
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.
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.
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