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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, we are a family. Everyday we strive to be:


We are all ambitious and committed learners. We embrace every learning opportunity and enjoy the journey to bettering ourselves and academic excellence. We are proud of our achievements.


We are always resilient, we do our best and we never give up even when things are challenging. We are not afraid of making mistakes and instead embrace them as a learning opportunity.


We are respectful communicators at all times. We recognise and value differences and we are considerate of how our choices impact ourselves, others, our environment and our community.


We are responsible for our learning, our wellbeing and our success. We are punctual, and arrive equipped and ready to learn. We take ownership of our actions.

“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