Breakfast and Lunch at Archbishop Blanch

The catering offer for pupils at Archbishop Blanch has always had a focus given to ensuring that pupils are offered food that they will enjoy and that will offer value for money. Meeting the School Food Plan’s "Food Standards" and cooking with fresh ingredients purchased from local suppliers is another area of priority. We have recently introduced a new winter menu which has proved to be a great success with both pupils and staff. We have brought modern street food culture into school, offering exciting, fresh & healthy ingredients every lunchtime. Beef & Broccoli Noodle Pot, Chilli Nachos, Pasta Pot Bolognese, Southern Fried Chicken Wrap, Macaroni Cheese with Focaccia, Fish Finger Wrap, Tikka Tub & Rice…. the list goes on and is ever changing and always interesting.

See our latest Menus below:



Cashless Payment

Payment for food and drink bought in school is made using a cashless system. This is a fast, easy payments system which ensures that pupils spend a minimum amount of time at the counter. Credit is loaded onto a pupil’s account through the School Gateway and then used at the counter to make a purchase; this also lessens the pressure for pupils loading cash onto their accounts during the school day. Parents are able to control spending and view purchases and balances online.

See separate information regarding School Gateway Access.

Fresh Meat

All the fresh meat used in school comes from a reputable local butcher called Hogans. They are based in Knowsley and have supplied to schools & local authorities since 1990.

Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit & vegetables are supplied by Foreshaws of Ormskirk. 50 years of growing preparing and supplying ensures that the best local and market produce is supplied.

Free School Meals

We urge parents in receipt of the following benefits to apply for Free School Meals for your child:Income Support, Income based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income related Employment Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.

Applying for Free School Meals will allow the school to receive extra funding(Pupil Premium) which will help with equipment, resources, extra curricular clubs & support for your child. 

Please click on the link below for information on applying for Free School Meals.


New Allergen regulations came into place in 2014. All staff at Archbishop Blanch have received training to ensure that they are able to deal with any allergen request and the required allergen information is available should it be needed.


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.

More Information about the School

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