Extra Curricular Activities

At Archbishop Blanch we are delighted to offer such a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities to all of our students including a range of Sports, Choir and Performing Arts, and much more which take place after school usually from 2:35 – 3:35 (Unless stated)

There is an abundance of research to support the claim that ‘extra-curricular activities provide several benefits for children’ (Eanes, 2016) such as the development of key transferable skills, as well as the opportunity to socialise with peers.

Our extra-curricular activities starting from January 2022 can be found below:


Quick Guide to clubs:

Books and Bakes - Reading and literacy book club, students are currently reading The Book Thief. Students are supported in sharing their ideas, views and opinions about the novel while enjoying some biscuits or cakes.

Creative Writing Club - Students will enter competitions and be inspired to write creatively through looking at different authors and fuelling their imagination.

Pride Club is a space for students and staff to promote positive LGBTQ+ awareness and inclusion at ABS. We hope to create educational installations around ABS to increase knowledge and understanding of various LGBTQ+ identities and issues.

Womens Society - Women's Society is an opportunity to discuss issues around gender inequality in society and a way to address gender misconceptions. We look at a broad range of global, local and individual strategies to ending sexism. We work to empower students and aim to change the perception of women in today's society.

Embrace Club -We aim to gather together as a school community to celebrate and embrace our differences. To raise awareness for all disabilities, both visible and not visible.


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."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.

Ethos and Expectations


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.

Curriculum Information

About Us
& Our School

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

More information about our Sixth Form