Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Blessed Trinity RC College)
Jump to: navigation, search
Blessed Trinity RC College
Established 2006
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Richard Varey
Chair of Governors Ken Tyson
Location Ormerod Road
Burnley
Lancashire
BB10 3AA
England England
Coordinates: 53°47′38″N 2°13′44″W / 53.794°N 2.229°W / 53.794; -2.229
Local authority Lancashire
DfE number 888/4804
DfE URN 134997 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1250
Gender mixed
Ages 11–16
Colours Blue & Gold         
Website Official website

Blessed Trinity RC College is a mixed 11-16 voluntary-aided Roman Catholic faith school in Burnley, Lancashire, England.

History[edit]

The school opened in September 2006 as part of ambitious plan to replace all of the district’s 11-16 schools, funded by a government public–private partnership programme called Building Schools for the Future. It was formed from the merger of St Theodore's Boys High School and St Hilda's Girls' High School and initially occupied spit sites of the former St Hilda's and Habergham Sixth Form Centre. Bernadette Bleasdale, who had been the head of St Hilda’s since 1992, became the new school's first head teacher.[1]

Former schools[edit]

St Theodore's RC High School was a boys 11-16 school with a mixed sixth form.

St Hilda's RC High School was a girls high school originally opened in 1954.[2]

Early History[edit]

Following an OFSTED inspection in 2008 Blessed Trinity was awarded the status of a "good school, with outstanding elements".[3]

New Building[edit]

Demolition started on the former St Theodore's site in June 2008, and the School moved into a new £24m building, in September 2010.[4] The new college will initially hold approximately 1000 students and will eventually hold a 1250 capacity. Shortly after Ofsted placed the school in special measures in 2011, Bleasdale announced she would retire at Easter 2012.[1] Richard Varey took over as head teacher and the school exited special measures in March 2013.[5]

Attainment[edit]

Pupils with equivalent of 5 or more GCSEs grade C or above (inc. English & Maths)
Year (Source) Students  % special educational needs England % School %
2004* (BBC)(BBC) (158 148) 306 (1.9 7.5) 4.6 42.7 (44.0 61.0) 52.0
2005* (BBC)(BBC) (123 141) 264 (13.0 10.6) 11.7 44.9 (42.0 57.0) 50.0
2006 - - - -
2007 (BBC) 301 9.0 46.7 45.0
2008 (BBC) 294 7.5 47.6 43.0
2009 (BBC) 294 9.2 49.8 44.0
2010 (DfE) 272 12.8 53.4 51.0
2011 (DfE) 245 8.0 58.9 47.0
2012 (DfE) 241 10.0 59.4 51.0
2013 (DfE) 244 6.0 59.2 57.0
2014 (DfE) 243 4.0 53.4 56.0
2015 (DfE) 235 2.0 53.8 65.0
*Figures for previous school, in this case: St Theodore's (boys) & St Hilda's (girls) RC Schools

In 2007 the school's value-added measure was 1006.7 (national average 1000).[6] In 2010 the school was again the highest performing in the borough in terms of GCSE results.[7] The DfE figures released in January 2011 show Blessed Trinity to be the only school in Burnley where more than half the pupils achieved five good GCSE passes including English and maths.[8]

Notable former pupils[edit]

St Theodore's RC High School
St Hilda's RC High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blessed Trinity headteacher to retire". Burnley Express. Johnston Press. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Head looks forward and back after half century". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. 22 October 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Deborah Lewis (8 July 2008). "Ofsted joy for new Burnley school". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "New Burnley super schools open - PHOTOS". Burnley Express. Johnston Press. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Jessica Cree (22 March 2013). "Burnley 'superschool' out of special measures". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "League Tables: Blessed Trinity RC College". BBC News. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Blessed Trinity GCSE results". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Burnley school league tables - statistics". Burnley Express. Johnston Press. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  9. ^ Lancashire Telegraph Accessed 2010
  10. ^ Snowboard Asylum Archived November 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 2010
  11. ^ Ben Pepper's Blog Accessed 2010
  12. ^ "Opera stars hit high notes at Burnley school". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Match of the day - Phil Neville and Julie". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. 18 May 1999. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 

External links[edit]