It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Bowland High and to encourage you to explore fully what the school has to offer. I am both privileged and proud to be Headteacher at this amazing school 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, and I hope you get the opportunity to do this either at our open evening or on one of our open days. A number of factors combine to make Bowland a unique school. Visitors cannot fail to be impressed by the attitudes of our pupils. The friendly and supportive atmosphere is, to a large degree, due to the fundamental decency and good-natured approach 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 and dynamic curriculum we have in place. In a small school it is much easier for staff to get to know all pupils, and for the whole community to understand the specific needs and interests of individuals and to monitor their progress. Pupils therefore thrive in a secure environment, where excellence is encouraged and where young people 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, surrounded by green fields and in an area of outstanding natural beauty, provides an inspiring but tranquil environment.
My commitment to you is that your child will have every opportunity at Bowland to fulfil his or her potential, both academically and socially. At Bowland we want to provide the highest quality of education for every pupil in our care and we also strive for the further improvement of all aspects of the school. 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 our young people; believing education is most effective when pupils, parents/ carers and teachers work closely together. Our most recent Ofsted Inspection, in December 2016, judged the school to be outstanding in all areas of the framework.
I hope that like me you will feel Bowland High is the best school for your child. Should you have any further questions after reading this prospectus, please do not hesitate in contacting the school.
Mrs L Fielden