Witton Park High School
|Witton Park High School|
|Motto||Achievement for all|
|Department for Education URN||140879 Tables|
|Headteacher||Mr D Logan|
|Staff||70 teachers, 45 other staff|
|Age||11 to 16|
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.
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.
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.
The most recent Ofsted report rated the School as 'Good' - the next inspection will be in 2020.