Sir John Thursby Community College

Lancashire, United Kingdom

Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Sir John Thursby Community College

Sir John Thursby Community College is a mixed 11-16, multi-cultural, fully inclusive college which values all students, staff and our community partners.  We have over 1,000 students on roll and over 150 staff enjoying working together to provide the best for everyone. 

In 2016 Ofsted rated us GOOD in all areas and we believe we are well on our way to becoming Outstanding. Our facilities are exceptional for 21st Century learning.  We have fully equipped specialist rooms for all subjects and first class sporting facilities including a multi-use sports hall, gym and all weather pitches.  Ridgewood Community High School, a general learning difficulties special school is co-located on the college site.  

We are a Unicef Rights Respecting school and hold gold Artsmark status. We work together to ensure the very best outcomes for every student and will not rest until each student achieves the very highest standards possible.    In 2017 we celebrated record GCSE results and our drive to be the best has never been stronger.  We firmly believe that good communication is the foundation stone for our effectiveness and we strive to ensure that all staff are involved in the decision-making processes. We are proud to have such talented, committed and well-qualified staff, each of whom are valued and have an important role to play in the college’s success.  

The name ‘Sir John Thursby’ was adopted by the Governing Body after extensive consultation with students, staff, parents/carers and local community.  Sir John Thursby was a local landowner and benefactor, who before his death in 1901 was an influential figure who gave his support to the people of Burnley.  

Burnley Learning Partnership: Sir John Thursby Community College is one of five community high schools within the Building Schools for the Future project in Burnley.  Part of our vision is that the schools will work in collaboration in order to provide an exciting and extensive curriculum and facilitate staff continued professional development.  

We are rightly proud of our achievements and continue to go from strength to strength.  Any prospective candidates would be joining a college with a bright future and would have an opportunity to be part of our success story. We hope that this information inspires you to want to join us.  Follow the link to watch 'Burnley By Drone' to see a beautiful area in which to live and work.

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Address: Eastern Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2AT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1282 682 313


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