Blackburn Central High School Careers Site Eteach (24173)



BCHS is an increasing popular, growing and thriving community, who are very proud to have been awarded joint first most improved school in the country by the Department for Education. We were judged to be a good school by Ofsted, with staff who ‘have been determined and successful in improving teaching and students’ achievement’.

There are no secrets to an excellent education: it entails good teaching and learning, strong support and hard work. We pride ourselves on knowing and caring for all our students whilst having high expectations and ambitions for them all.

We want the best for all our students, we want them to stretch themselves and reach further than they ever thought possible. Our motto is ‘striving for outstanding’ and this is something we aspire to for all our students in their academic and personal development.

We are very proud of all our students at BCHS. They are smart, successful, polite, well behaved and keen to learn. Positive relationships between staff and students are key to our success as we know young people are inspired to learn from the people they like and respect.

We invite you to experience BCHS with Crosshill for yourself either on an Open Evening or during the normal school day. We welcome any parent or carer who would like to sample our vibrant caring community, please phone 01254 505700 and make an appointment.

Mrs Diane Atkinson

About Us


BCHS with Crosshill provide every student with a caring, inclusive, safe and secure learning environment to encourage and promote a culture of academic excellence and outstanding achievement in all aspects of school life.
Students demonstrate mutual respect and tolerance for all, promoting fundamental British values.

We are committed to serving our community both at an individual level and in broader contexts. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith, cosmopolitan, diverse and ever-changing nature of society in this country.

We also understand and respond to our role in ensuring that individuals and groups within the school community are not subjected to intimidation, radicalisation or illegal influence.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the education we provide, paramount to this is the development of young people who are safe, knowledgeable, respectful, responsible and decent members of a British and global society.

Our national success has been built on a solid base of putting students at the heart of everything we do, providing them with the very best life chances.

As a school we promise to:

- Inspire and transform the learning of young people and their community.
- Establish a provision that meets the learning, social, emotional and physical needs of young people to allow them the very best opportunities in life.
- Provide personalised learning to support full social inclusion and integration.
- Embrace the latest technologies to explore and develop new and transformational ways of teaching and learning.
- A safe, happy and innovative environment where change is embraced and learning is continuous.

We ensure all of our students endeavour to fulfil their spiritual, moral, social and cultural potential during their journey through high school. We take advantage of any opportunity to develop links within our local community and encourage students to get involved, whether through supporting a local charity or a visit within the local community.

We strongly promote British Values throughout our school in an attempt to ensure all students value and respect others and are ready to become thriving members of our community.