We commit ourselves to working together to underpin, and to give coherence, to our shared values. We pledge ourselves to support our pupils through doubt and insecurity to a more mature faith which is understood, respected and recognised.
The Worship and Religious Studies provided by the school is in accordance with the Church of England Foundation. This Foundation is also reflected in the curriculum and the whole life of the school community. Since the conduct of the school as a whole reflects the Church of England ethos, removal of pupils from Worship / Religious Education (as parents are legally entitled to do) cannot insulate pupils from the religious life of the school.
Collective Worship is a vital component of school life which celebrates its corporate identity. A Worship committee of staff, students, clergy and governors help plan all aspects of worship in our school life.
Clergy lead Collective Worship twice a week and there is a rota of Collective Worship for all year groups led by either the Year Tutor or a member of the Leadership Team. Individual year communions are held throughout the school year. During Advent and Lent there are weekly communion services or meditations in the Chapel which are open to pupils, staff and parents. At Christmas the school holds its Carol Service at the Cathedral. An Ash Wednesday and an Easter Communion Service are also celebrated. Other festivals celebrated during the year include Pentecost, Ascension and Harvest.
A dedicated Prayer Room is provided for pupils for personal religious observance.
Our Christian Union is run by our Sixth Form Worship Co-ordinators. It is open to all pupils.
"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