Welcome to Bowland High

Dear Parents and Carers

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Bowland High and to encourage you to investigate fully what the school has to offer. 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.

A number of factors combine to make Bowland a unique school. 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 fundamental decency and good-natured approach of the overwhelming majority of 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. 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 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.

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.

It is my hope that you will feel Bowland High is the best school for your child. Should you have any further questions after reading this brochure, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

John Tarbox

See also - Headteacher's Bulletin

Bowland High Awards