Welcome to the Archbishop Blanch School Direct Partnership.

The Archbishop Blanch School Direct programme is delivered in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University offering a range of Secondary subjects. The training lasts for one academic year (September to July) and on completion of your training year you will be awarded a PGCE with Qualified teacher Status (QTS)

The programme combines classroom practice and a mixture of school and university led training. The majority of your training year will be based in your designated school, allowing you to develop your teaching skills whilst working along experienced staff in your chosen field.

Applications for September 2022 open to view on 5th October 2021 and applications can be accepted from 12th October 2021

Starting with a University based summer school during August 2021, you will begin your training in your designated school at the beginning of the academic year. The programme will consist of school based training and centre-based training days with one day a week attendance at Liverpool John Moores University. You will train across at least two high quality school placements.

School Direct is an innovative initiative which enables Archbishop Blanch to take the lead in providing initial teacher training (ITT) courses in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University.

At the Archbishop Blanch School Direct Partnership in Liverpool, we create an environment which allows all learners to flourish by providing outstanding teaching and learning experiences.

Key features of the Archbishop Blanch School Direct offer include:

  • Commitment to support you into your NQT year and beyond.
  • PGCE programme with Master’s level credits in conjunction with our partner university LJMU.
  • Personalised training programme, including sessions at university, Archbishop Blanch and at your placement school.

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