Witton Park High School

Witton Park High School is a secondary school with academy status in the west of Blackburn.

Witton Park High School
Address
Buncer Lane

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BB2 6TD

Coordinates53°44′38″N 2°30′36″W / 53.74397°N 2.50994°W / 53.74397; -2.50994Coordinates: 53°44′38″N 2°30′36″W / 53.74397°N 2.50994°W / 53.74397; -2.50994
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoAchievement for all
Established1883/1968
Department for Education URN140879 Tables
HeadteacherMr D Logan
Staff70 teachers, 45 other staff
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 16
Enrolment1040
Capacity1075
Website

Witton park is a high school with academy status for children aged 11–16. It is within the boundary of Witton Country Park, to the west of Blackburn. A levels are taken at Blackburn College or St. Mary's College, Blackburn. It has GNVQ courses in Business, Art and Design Technology. In each year there are ten or eleven forms, mostly with the same number of students.

HistoryEdit

It was originally called Blackburn High School for Girls, a grammar school. It was first at Spring Mount on Preston New Road from 1883, then moved to Crosshill. It moved to Buncer Lane (B6447) in 1961 and became a comprehensive in 1968, when it merged with Witton Park Secondary Modern School, which was next-door, the combined school was then housed in two separate buildings, known as the North and South wings.

Under the Building Schools for the Future plans, in January 2011 Balfour Beatty started to construct a new school building close to the South wing on what had originally been a tennis court and a school playing field.

In 2014 the school converted to an academy, becoming independent from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.[1]

Academic performanceEdit

Based on prior levels of attainment Witton Park performs extremely highly and caters for all its students exceptionally well. The school consistently performs at a higher level than other similar schools nationally.[citation needed]

The most recent Ofsted report rated the School as 'Good'[2] - the next inspection will be in 2020.

Notable former pupilsEdit

Blackburn High School for GirlsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cruces, Emma (8 May 2014). "Blackburn school now an academy". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest (North West). Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Witton Park Ofsted Report". Ofsted. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.

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