St Christophers CE High School
Lancashire, United Kingdom
About St Christophers CE High School
St Christopher’s CE High School is a mixed, comprehensive, Church of England secondary school with sixth form, situated in Accrington, Lancashire. It is an academy sponsored by the Accrington St Christopher’s Church of England High School single-academy trust, and operates under the Diocese of Blackburn. Larger than the average secondary school, it will provide 1,280 places for secondary and sixth form students, when fully subscribed.
St Christopher's opened in 1958 as a place to educate the churchgoing children of Lancashire. Its sixth form opened in 2010, and it converted to academy status in September 2011.
Values and Vision
St Christopher’s lives by the motto “Ad gloriam dei”, meaning “For the greater glory of God”, encouraging students to act out their faith and use Christ as an example. It recognises that each member of the school community is an individual with their own talents, and fosters mutual respect to help provide a caring, supportive and Christian community that prepares pupils for life after school.
“The headteacher, other senior leaders and governors are determined in their ambition to ensure that pupils blossom into thoughtful, caring and responsible citizens. The personal development of pupils at the school is of an extremely high standard. Pupils are happy, polite and very respectful of others. Attendance is much higher than the national average and no group is disadvantaged by poor attendance.”