Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the UK’s widest reaching youth charity and has helped millions of young people since it was founded 60 years ago. Participation in the award develops young people for life and work. It helps them fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. For many young people, the impact can be life-changing.

Participants are required to commit to develop in four main areas:

Volunteering: From raising money for charity or running an awareness campaign, young people can get out and help others.

Physical: From netball to yoga, swimming to skateboarding, participants take part in a sport, dance or fitness activity, showing improvement over time.

Skills: Participants learn a new skill or develop existing talents.

Expedition: Through planning, training for and completing an outdoor activity, young people develop initiative and a spirit of discovery.

If you would like further information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the benefits it could have for your daughter/son, we look forward to welcoming you to the information evening on 12th January 2017. 

Click here to view our students bronze expedition. 

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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."
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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.

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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

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