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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to West Craven High School

Anne Bonney croppedIt gives me great pleasure to welcome you to West Craven High School.

West Craven serves its local and wider community as a small and vibrant secondary school for young people aged 11 to 16 years. At West Craven we know that you want the best for your child – and so do we! We endeavour to give our students the very best start in life. The dedicated team of staff ensure that students know that they can do anything they set their hearts on – that we will teach, support, guide and mentor them throughout their time with us. I am proud to be part of the staff team working hard to continually improve our school for everyone.

Our culture and ethos promotes high aspirations and expectations, balanced with the highest level of care and support. We want students to love coming to this school, love learning and love being part of our school family. We believe in educating the whole child, our school motto ‘Ad Vitam Paramus’ means ‘We Are Preparing for Life’. We encourage all students to get fully involved in the life of the school and the opportunities beyond the classroom including extra-curricular activities, after school clubs, sports teams, school events and the many opportunities for visits and trips. Close links with local primary schools ensure good communication during transition into Year 7 and a strong relationship with local colleges and training providers, ensures our Year 11 students go on to succeed when they leave us.

In September 2016, West Craven High School elected to become an academy in Pendle Education Trust, sponsored by the outstanding Nelson and Colne College. As part of Pendle Education, the future of our school is bright.

We hope this website will provide you with useful information and an insight into what life is like at West Craven. We will always be happy to arrange an appointment for you to visit the school in person and ask any questions you may have.

Mrs Anne Bonney