Message from the Headteacher

Welcome to our school!

I am extremely proud to be the headteacher at Haslingden High School and Sixth Form, a successful, caring and high performing 11-18 school in the beautiful Rossendale Valley. I hope you find this prospectus both interesting and informative; it is designed to give you an insight into what we have to offer and what we stand for.

Our overarching aim is Achievement for All: for all our students to be safe, happy and successful, developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens equipped for life in the 21st century.

We strive to create successful learners and we believe that we achieve this by offering an exciting, ambitious and inclusive curriculum. The consistently high-quality teaching and learning, taking place in a safe, supportive environment provides the basis upon which our students grow. We are passionate about providing access to a wide range of opportunities and experiences beyond the taught curriculum, guiding and helping students to become kind, resilient and ethical individuals who will make a positive contribution to their local community and beyond.

Students’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do. We recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents and external agencies to deliver a personalised approach to care, guidance and support that will ensure students feel safe and happy and that they are empowered to make informed choices, both now and in the future.

At Haslingden High School, success is defined in its broadest sense: students achieve a wide range of qualifications that equip them with the skills and knowledge to enable them to be ambitious, resilient and capable learners. They are able to embrace change and leave us as well-rounded individuals with a strong set of values and beliefs.

We are proud of our collective achievements – our examination success, our well designed and expertly delivered curriculum, the depth and diversity of our extra-curricular programme and our desire to contribute to our community. We are committed to the pursuit of the highest possible academic, personal and moral standards and to the development of informed citizens with lively, enquiring minds. This commitment is underpinned by a belief in hard work and a culture of care, respect and support for others. If you share our ethos and feel that you can work in partnership with the school and your child to help us achieve our aims together, then we believe that Haslingden High School and Sixth Form is the place for you.

If you would like to view the school in action, please contact us; we will be delighted to offer you a warm welcome and we look forward to meeting and working with you during the coming years.

Russell Clarke, Headteacher