Welcome to Bowland High

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Bowland High’s website and I hope you enjoy finding out about the school. I am both privileged and proud to be Headteacher at Bowland High and to work on a daily basis in such a positive community. There is something unique about the school that really has to be experienced, however I hope the information on our website will give you a flavour of what the school is like and encourage you to visit us to find out more.

Bowland a unique school and a number of factors combine to make it so. Visitors to the school cannot fail to be impressed by the attitudes of our pupils. The friendly and supportive atmosphere in school is, to a large degree, due to the friendly, positive nature of the pupils. These attributes and values are nurtured by the staff, so that a genuine sense of community and a family atmosphere pervades all aspects of school life. We do not, however, take these things for granted, and prioritise the highest standards of behaviour and respect, insisting on excellent manners, courtesy and uniform.

The high levels of achievement are testimony to the work ethic throughout the school and the quality of the teaching. Pupils thrive in a secure environment, where excellence is encouraged and where pupils learn from each other as well as from their teachers.

In addition to all of the above, our spectacular setting overlooking the River Ribble and Pendle Hill from an elevated position, surrounded by green fields in an area of outstanding natural beauty, provides an inspiring but tranquil environment.

In December 2016, Ofsted judged Bowland High to be Outstanding in all areas. We were proud to receive this recognition from Ofsted, but are continually striving to improve the School further and raise the quality of our provision to even higher levels.

My commitment to you is that every child will have every opportunity at Bowland to fulfil his or her potential, both academically and socially. My colleagues and I are committed to providing the highest quality of education for every pupil in our care and to the continual improvement of both our practice and facilities. Governance of the school is a strong feature and we seek to involve pupils and parents/carers as fully as possible in decisions about the ongoing development of the school and the day to day experiences of the pupils; believing education is most effective when pupils, parents/carers and teachers work closely together.

If you would like to visit Bowland High we have an Open Evening and Open Day in September each year. There are also dates each half term when we offer tours to prospective parents and carers (please contact the school reception for more information). Or download our prospectus from this page.

John Tarbox
Headteacher

“Pupils enjoy school; feel challenged, supported and safe.”

Ofsted

With attendance at 95% it's no coincidence we have excellent results.