At Burnley High School, everyone is committed to providing the best education and opportunities for our students. At the heart of our school’s work is a commitment to high aspirations for all; for our students to be safe, happy and successful developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens who participate fully in school life and are proud of their achievements. Every student at Burnley High School is encouraged to have aspirational and ambitious goals and everybody is responsible for creating a culture of academic excellence. Our vision as a school is to tackle social disadvantage through high expectations and an ambitious curriculum.

We are proud of our achievements – our examination success, our extra-curricular programme, our charity work and our involvement in the community.  We are committed to the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning alongside the highest possible academic, personal and moral standards. This commitment is built upon a shared belief in hard work, self-reflection and a culture of respect and support for others.

At Burnley High School our FAMILY values embody our vision and are embedded throughout our school life:


We care for and nuture everyone who joins our school community. We share all the support and encouragement needed to achieve our goals together.


We aim high and challenge ourselves to reach the most ambitious targets. We work hard to maintain the highest standards, and strive to exceed every expectation.

Mutual Respect

We embrace our similarities and celebrate our differences. We work together to give our best to our school, our work, ourselves and each other.


We create a positive environment in which to explore and celebrate our talents. We lead by example and set the standard for how to work, behave and achieve.

Love of Learning

We encourage questions, demand curiosity, and provide an engaging education that develops a life-long desire to improve and learn more every day.


Everything we do is designed to help YOU. Take responsibility for your growth, your wellbeing and your environment, and together we will help you to become the very best you can be.

Our Values Video

Watch our video to learn more about our vision and ethos at Burnley High School.

“I love BHS because it really does feel like a family. All staff and students know each other, are extremely supportive of one another and show amazing levels of respect throughout the school. There really isn’t another school like it!”

Mrs Nixon