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Belonging: Bowland High

Welcome to Bowland High

Our Mission Statement sums up our school. A school founded on mutual respect and responsibility, with high standards of behaviour. It is forward-looking but also proud of, and true to, its heritage. An inclusive environment where each individual is known, valued and nurtured, and in turn learns to care for other members of the community and the environment. A community where all members are encouraged and supported to achieve their very best and which seeks to develop the whole person.

At Bowland High we work on a daily basis in such a positive community. There is something unique about the school that really has to be experienced, Bowland is 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. Our commitment is that every child will have every opportunity at Bowland to fulfil his or her potential, both academically and socially.

We 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.

Laura Fielden