This year’s summer school was a great success, running for two weeks in July.Places were offered to all year 6 students who were due to start Archbishop Blanch the following September and we were thrilled that 87% of students attended, and 90% of students eligible for the pupil premium took part.
Students experienced a full and diverse timetable including core subjects such as English, maths and scientific experiments, but also an introduction to practical subjects and facilities they may not have had experience of in primary school, such as food technology, product design, and the art and performance studios.Students also engaged in a ‘treasure hunt’ to familiarise themselves with the building and each day started with an assembly focussing on one of our core values and opportunities for students to develop both their physical and mental well-being.The two weeks were a great opportunity for staff and students to get to know each other and hopefully help reduce a little of the anxiety that can come with starting secondary school.
"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