On Tuesday 18th October 23 year 7 and 8 students gathered to bring their ‘Heads Above the Rest’ designs to life, in time for a haute couture fashion show performance and presentation to family and friends. ‘Heads Above the Rest’ was a collaborative enterprise venture with Liverpool Young Chamber of Commerce, members of which guided our students through the process, developing their business skills and understanding of the world of work. Our students worked in groups to create a design which suited their theme of choice, by taking on a variety of roles including Artistic Director, Hair Stylist, Make-Up Artist, Costumes Designer and Model, all of which had very specific demands and responsibilities. Once our students had created a vision they worked separately with industry professionals to refine their element of the design before working together to spend their budget wisely on resources and supplies. On the day of the fashion show the heart of the school was transformed into a giant catwalk whilst our students worked creatively, confidently and collaboratively to bring their creations to life. During her presentation after strutting down the catwalk, Maisie Jackson (Year 7) stated, “Heads Above the Rest has given me lots of skills like team work, compromise and communication but the main thing is that I now have the confidence to pursue my dream career as a model”. Miss Melluish and Miss Morris were blown away by the student’s passion and determination throughout the process and were particularly impressed when each group creatively used their remaining budget to buy/hire special items from the costume and/or design technology cupboard in school. The final designs were absolutely fantastic and our students demonstrated so much confidence and pride during the show, well done girls.
"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