Headteacher’s Blog

Battle of the Bands

Last night myself and my daughter attended the Battle of the Bands at a live music venue in Preston. The event was arranged and organised by Claire Brook and the Lancashire Music Service and was fantastic our young people performed brilliant renditions of Metallica and the Cranberries and our ex-Head Prefect Kian Welsh played a…
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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II I know that we will all, in our own ways, mourn the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth. She has been a constant in all of our lives and has been a figure of certainty and comfort for so many. Queen Elizabeth’s reign spanned exponential change and modernisation in British public life: from…
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New Year

We start this academic year on a positive foot having posted some excellent examination results and enjoyed a scorching Lancashire summer holiday. The break was well deserved and I hope that you are all refreshed and ready for what I know will be an excellent school year. Last year we emerged from a prolonged crisis…
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GCSE Results 2022

Congratulations to the students at Moor Park High School and Sixth Form who have earned a fantastic set of GCSE results. After such a challenging three years it is very pleasing that our young people have produced a set of results that are in line with the best that the school has ever produced. These…
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Rites of Passage

This week was the final set of public examinations for our year 11 and year 13 students and tonight we will hold our first prom in three years. These young people should be so proud of their attitude and conduct throughout the year, their attendance has been strong and they have been focused on doing…
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Lancashire School Place Appeal Hearings

As a headteacher you rarely get feedback on whether you are doing things right or not; you base most of your decisions on a mixture of training, experience and gut feeling. This week I received some qualitative feedback in the shape of the Lancashire school place appeals panel. Five years ago I attended one appeal,…
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