Archbishop Blanch is a Anglican school and runs an admission system that has a range of categories in which students can apply for places in year 7. All information can be found in our Admissions Policy.
Consultation period Monday 2 December 2019 – Friday 24 January 2020
We are one community showing the love of Christ through Friendship, Compassion and Thanksgiving.
The Church of England allows us to see the intrinsic value of all members of our community, as we are made in the image of God and loved unconditionally. This allows our faith school to be truly inclusive.
Our school is located in an area of deprivation. We are a landmark within the community with outstanding facilities and education on offer, yet the children who live in our shadow travel away from our school to other areas of the city for their education.
At our previous location our Pupil Admission Number (PAN) was 140. We now have 180 places in our purpose built school, though the majority of our students travel in from varied locations. The increase in our PAN could lead to further congestion in the local area, as we currently struggle to renegotiate bus contracts and experience parking and traffic challenges in our immediate vicinity.
In recent years, the number of appeals we have heard from local residents has increased. With this in mind the Governors are consulting to remove the existing Art Aptitude criteria and introduce a Local Applicant criteria.
In order to admit more students from our local community, it is proposed a change to the following:
How to respond to this consultation and make your views known: Please email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 24 January 2020
The governors will consider all responses before the policy is formally determined.
Sixth form application is open to all students in the correct age range subject to a guidance meeting and achieving subject orientated criteria.
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For information on applying for sixth form please click here.
"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