Our School Staff


Mrs C Madeloso, B.A, M.A, N.P.Q.H

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs K Graham B.A. (USA) QTS, CofEPQH, ( SENCO ) 

Assistant Head:

Mrs C Carter B.A., M.A., PGCE 

Mrs S Fraser B.A, P.G.C.E (Maternity Leave)

Mr C O'Doherty B.A, P.G.C.E

Mr R Clarke B.A, P.G.C.E (Head of 6th Form)

Associate Assistant Head:

Mrs T Hughes B.A, P.G.C.E

Business Manager:

Mr J Byrne  Bsc.ACA

Progress Leaders:

  • Ms H Browne, B.A, P.G.C.E - Year 7 & 8                                           
  • Ms K Walker, B.A, P. G.C.E   - Year 9 & 10
  • Mrs S O'Shea B.Sc P.G.C.E  - Year 11
  • Miss G Morris, B.Sc with QTS - Year 12 & 13           .                                      

Faculty Staff  (Subject Leaders are in bold )

Religious Studies: 

  • Mr J McLaren, B.A., P.G.C.E. (R.E.)
  • Miss E Rothwell, B.A., P.G.C.E (R.E ) - 2nd in Department
  • Mr C O'Doherty, B.A., P.G.C.E  
  • Miss R Hollis, B.A, P.G.C.E
  • School Chaplain: Rev Mike Griffin


  • Miss H Stuttard B.A Hons, P.G.C.E 
  • Miss H Cummins B.A Hons, P.G.C.E (2nd in Dept)
  • Mrs H Verheul B.Sc Hons, P.G.C.E (Numeracy Co-Ordinator)
  • Mr I Vicary, B.Sc., P.G.C.E.
  • Mr D Perry,B.Sc., P.G.C.E.
  • Mrs A Oliver B.Sc., M.Phil., P.G.C.E 
  • Miss C Roberts B.A., P.G.C.E.   
  • Mrs E Hawkins  B.A P.G.C.E                


  • Mrs A De Middelaer B.A., P.G.C.E
  • Mrs T Hughes, B.A., P.G.C.E. 
  • Mrs. K Graham B.A. (USA) QTS
  • Mrs A Webster, B.A., P.G.C.E.(Literacy Co-Ordinator)
  • Mrs S Fraser, B.A., P.G.C.E. (Maternity Leave)
  • Mrs L Magin, B.A., P.G.C.E. 
  • Mr T Marston, B.A., P.G.C.E. (2nd in Dept))
  • Miss S Fielding B.A., P.G.C.E.
  • Mrs D Baker B.A, P.G.C.E
  • Miss E Rothwell, B.A., P.G.C.E
  • Miss C Doyle B.A, P.G.C.E 


  • Mrs E Wilkinson,B.Sc., Cert Ed 
  • Mrs N Eyres B.Sc., P.G.C.E. (2nd in department)
  • Mr J Edgar, B.Sc., P.G.C.E.
  • Mr M Jones, M.Sc., P.G.C.E.
  • Mrs K Armitage, B.Sc, P.G.C.E.
  • Mr S Hussain BSc., P.G.C.E
  • Miss S Higham Bsc, P.G.C.E
  • Mrs A Fayaz Bsc.P.G.C.E
  • Mrs D McLaughlin BSc. PGCE (STEAM Co-Ordinator)


  • Miss K Melluish B.A., P.G.C.E. 
  • Ms N Oztuna, B.A., P.G.C.E.(2nd in department)
  • Miss L Johnson B.A P.G.C.E
  • Miss H Browne, B.A., P.G.C.E. (PE)
  • Miss K Walker, B.A., P.G.C.E (PE)B.A (Hons) 

Art & Design:

  • Mr M Jones, B.Des., P.G.C.E.
  • Mrs H Rimmer B.A, P.G.C.E. MA (CEIAG Co-Ordinator)
  • Miss G Morris, B.Sc with QTS
  • Mrs S O’Shea, B.Sc., P.G.C.E.
  • Miss C Roberts B.A, P.G.CE. 

Modern Foreign Languages:

  • Mr S Davenport B.A (Hons) P.G.C.E
  • Mrs. C Carter B.A., M.A., P.G.C.E.
  • Mrs L Irving, B.A., P.G.C.E.,
  • Miss M Querol Fortuno. B.A P.G.C.E (Duke of Edinburgh Co-Ordinator)

Human Science : (Health & Social Care, Sociology & Psychology)

  • Miss K Gillin, B.A., P.G.C.E. (Health & Social Care)
  • Ms J Perry, M.A., B.A., P.G.C.E.(Sociology)
  • Miss T Adetunji B.A P.G.C.E (Psychology)

Business Studies :

  • Mr A Cornmell BMM, P.G.C.E (Business Studies)


  • Miss C Tarpey B.A., P.G.C.E. (2nd in Humanities with Geography responsibility)
  • Mrs R Collier, B.Sc., P.G.C.E.

Humanities (History, Government & Politics).

  • Dr P Wainwright, BA, PhD, P.G.C.E
  • Mr J Butcher, B.A., P.G.C.E.
  • Mr D Pearson, M.A., P.G.C.E.
  • Mr R Clarke, B.A., P.G.C.E


  • Mr P Love, B.Sc., P.G.C.E.

Special Educational Needs:

  • Mrs K Graham B.A (USA), QTS, CofEPQH, (SENCO)
  • Mrs S Warrior (Assistant SENCO with Prince's Trust responsibility)
  • Mrs M McKean (SEN Support)
  • Mrs J Rimmer. (HLTA), Mrs J Mckeown (HLTA), Mrs H Hurt (HLTA)
  • S.E.N. Learning Support -  Mrs. A Thorpe; Miss Z O'Hare, Miss E Hardcastle, Mrs D Horne
  • Mr S Belchier, Miss J Kennedy

Cover Supervisor:

  • Miss S Boner

Support Staff:

  • Mrs J Black                                    Data, Exams & Achievement  Officer 
  • Mrs L Bryan                                   Headteacher’s P.A.;  Clerk to the Governing Body
  • Mrs J Ennis                                    Data,  Exams and Achievement Manager
  • Mrs J Graham                               Admin Manager/Admissions Manager                                                
  • Mrs J Irving                                   Admin Officer 
  • Mrs L Lucas                                   Admin Officer
  • Miss L McCoy                               Admin Officer (Finance)
  • Mrs J Richardson                         Admin Assistant /Reprographics
  • Mr B Howard                                Finance and Resource Manager
  • Mrs P Williams                              HR Manager  

Pastoral Support

  • Miss A Bryan                               KS3 Pastoral Lead
  • Mrs M Harris                               KS4 Pastoral Lead (Assistant Designated Safeguard Lead)
  • Mrs M Shurie                              KS5 Pastoral Lead (Assistant Designated Safeguard Lead)

Technical Staff:

  • Mr R Culverston                        Network Manager/  Senior ICT Technician
  • Mr R Haddley                             Assistant Caretaker
  • Mr I Pollock                                I.T. Technician
  • Mr D Edmondson                      Senior Laboratory Technician
  • Mr C Wilson                                Laboratory Technician

Supervisory & General Assistants

  • Ms R McDonald; Ms G Tyrer    

Catering Staff:
  • Mrs W Timson Catering Manager
Catering Assistants:
  • Ms P Jones; Ms L Cruickshank;  Ms H Johnson; Ms A McGrath,  Ms P Porter, Mrs S O'Brien, 
  • Mrs P Egan, Mrs J Bayliss, 

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Lay Chaplain                                Mr C O'Doherty
  • ITT Mentors                                 Miss C Roberts
  • School Chaplain                         Rev Mike Griffin
  • Duke of Edinburgh                     Miss M Querol Fortuno


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.

Curriculum Information

About Us
& Our School

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

More information about our Sixth Form