Collegiate High School, Blackpool

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Collegiate High School
Established 1971
Closed 2014
Type Foundation school
Location Blackpool Old Road
England England Coordinates: 53°50′14″N 3°00′55″W / 53.83711°N 3.01516°W / 53.83711; -3.01516
Local authority Blackpool
DfE number 890/4060
DfE URN 119737 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1038
Gender Mixed-sex education
Ages 11–16
Website Collegiate High School

Collegiate High School was a secondary school in Layton, Blackpool, Lancashire, England.[1]

The school, which was previously called Collegiate High School Sports College, was located on Blackpool Old Road near the border with the Borough of Wyre and close to the village of Carleton and also Poulton-le-Fylde.

School history[edit]

The original school at the site was the all-boys Blackpool Grammar School, which had relocated from the original premises on Raikes Parade to Blackpool Old Road in 1961. In 1971 they amalgamated with Collegiate Girls School whose pupils and staff moved to Blackpool Old Road to create Blackpool Collegiate Grammar School. The sixth form moved to a new Sixth Form Centre premises further down Blackpool Old Road also in 1971 and what is now the independent Blackpool Sixth Form College which split from the school in 1989. The school became Collegiate High School in 1974. The last Headteacher was Mr Topping. In 2012, the school achieved its best ever results. < School website> [2]

Plans to merge Collegiate with Bispham High School Arts College were under discussion 2012-14. The new school is named Blackpool Aspire Academy and is sponsored by the Fylde Coast Academy Trust. The new buildings were under construction on the Collegiate site during 2014.

School motto[edit]

The school motto was "Meliora Sequamur" (Latin for "Here we strive for better things") which was also the Blackpool Grammar School motto.[1][2]


Awards for 2011

  • "3rd most improved school in England" SSAT 2011
  • "Good progress in every area” OfSTED February 2011
  • Princess Diana award for anti-bullying 2011
  • Highest attendance in Blackpool 2010-2011

Notable former pupils[edit]

Collegiate High School[edit]

Blackpool Grammar School[edit]

Blackpool Collegiate School for Girls[edit]

  • Ann Chant CB, Chief Executive of the Contributions Agency from 1991 and the Child Support Agency from 1994 to 1997
  • Debbie Mellor (née Clough) OBE Head of the Employment Branch in the HR Directorate of the Dept. of Health


  1. ^ a b "Collegiate High School". Collegiate High School, Blackpool. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Meliora". Meliora Sequamur. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "JETHRO TULL Tour Schedule 1965 - 1969". Meliora Sequamur. Retrieved 1 June 2008. [dead link]

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