Central Lancaster High School

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Central Lancaster High School
Motto Success beyond expectations
Established 1986
Type Community school
Headteacher Nicola Hall
Location Crag Road
Coordinates: 54°03′15″N 2°46′57″W / 54.0542°N 2.7826°W / 54.0542; -2.7826
Local authority Lancaster
DfE URN 119770 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 750
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours     ,     ,     
Website www.central.lancsngfl.ac.uk

Central Lancaster High School (CLHS) is a mixed-sex state secondary school and sixth form located in Lancaster, England. Located on Crag Road on the Ridge area in east Lancaster the school originally opened in 1966 as Castle Secondary Modern School but in 1986 amalgamated with Greaves Secondary Modern School from the south side of Lancaster, moving all the Greaves pupils up to the larger more modern site on Crag Road and renaming the two amalgamated schools as Central Lancaster High School. The two sites that belonged to Greaves School were either demolished or renovated and made into flats and houses. The school has been awarded specialist Arts College status. The school caters for pupils aged 11–18.

Central Lancaster High School has also had a Royal Visit which pictures can be viewed by clicking here.

Central Lancaster High School was recently represented in the English Schools FA cup by its year 11 team in 2010/11. They enjoyed success by reaching the semi-final stage and narrowly missed out on reaching the final.

The Central Lancaster High School Sixth Form opened in September 2011. The Mayor of Lancaster officially opened the Sixth Form for Central Lancaster High School. The school offers its sixth form courses as part of the North Lancashire Learning Partnership which also includes Carnforth High School, Heysham High School and Our Lady's Catholic College.[1]


Central Lancaster High School has a very successful history of football, with the U16s boys' team reaching the semi-final of the English Schools FA CUP in 2011. In 2014 the year ten boys cricket team won the district trophy for the first time in many years beating all the other schools in the area while in 2015 the year eleven boys won the district football cup beating Heysham High School at Morecambe Football Club's Globe Arena ground. They also have a very successful year ten girls' sports team, who won the district trophy in football and also reached the fourth round in the English Schools FA Cup.