Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy.

Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy has been providing high quality Christian education for nearly 60 years and it is our Christian character and ethos that are underpinned by the core values that allow us to ensure that students are able to achieve a rounded academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.

We are committed to developing our students as confident, aspiring and driven young adults fully prepared to make a significant contribution to society. As part of the Blackburn Diocese we are engaged in partnership with parents, local schools, sixth-form colleges and other support agencies and stakeholders to provide the best possible educational experience for all.

Typically, our students are drawn from over 20 primary schools on a community-based and faith-based admissions policy. The school has been over-subscribed in recent years due to its outstanding regional reputation for delivering a high quality all-round education set firmly within a Christian context. Students currently attending the school represent the whole ability-range.

It remains our challenge to ensure that the care and support we provide to our students, our nurturing yet challenging environment and the outstanding academic attainment achieved year-on-year continues to make Bishop Rawstorne the school of choice for parents. We are proud of our school and all of its students and in turn we have the highest expectations of all those who attend Bishop Rawstorne, pride in our uniform, respect and tolerance for each other, drive and motivation in the classroom and excellent attendance.

As we grow closer to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the school, we remain fully committed to raising standards and outcomes for all of our students, without complacency, through the guidance of His Word.

Paul Cowley
Headteacher