St Christopher's Church of England High School, Accrington
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Coordinates: St Christopher's C of E High is a Church of England High School with academy status located north of Accrington in Lancashire, north-west England. The school was founded in 1958 and in 2005 earned Technology College status.
The Sunday Times ranked it 49th in 2007 and 30th in 2006 in its "Top 50 state secondary school with no sixth form" category. The school has received an 'Outstanding' inspection report by Ofsted.
It now caters for around 1236 pupils, aged 11–18, drawn from the Accrington, Blackburn and Burnley areas, following recent expansion work including a large sports building named 'The Ian King Sports Hall' (named after a respected PE teacher who had died) and a new sixth form which opened in September 2010.
Mr. Alasdair Coates served as headmaster for 21 years, from 1992 until July 2013, making him the longest serving head of a church school in Britain.
Mr. Richard Jones, formerly the deputy headmaster, has since taken over the role of headteacher, with Mr. Paul Cuff taking the role of deputy headmaster.