As a Church of England High School in the Blackburn Diocese, our Christian ethos and vision permeates all aspects of school life. "The school's Christian vision results in imaginative and innovative curricular and pastoral practice which has a transformational impact on the lives of pupils and adults." SIAMS Report 2019. All aspects of our provision are underpinned by our Vision and is reaffirmed by the School Motto of “Faith, Nurture, Service”. An on-going priority in our School Improvement Plan is to further enhance our Christian Distinctiveness.

The School Vision

A caring Pastoral system with year group tutor groups based on Christian values enables pupils of all faiths to feel valued and respected. Our Christian ethos highly values all aspects of pupil achievement and pupils are supported to fulfil their God given potential. All subjects make a positive contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils. The range of charitable activities undertaken by our school community is due to our Christian ethos with over £10,000 being raised for various charities.

A key feature of our Christian vision is the work of our School Chaplain who is responsible for coordinating all daily worship activities and is available each day to listen and give support to all members of the school community. Pupils in our school are undertaking the Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders' Award as a way of giving something back to our community.

Pupils from Archbishop Temple School talk about the Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders' Award.

Here are some examples of the charitable work that we do.

Pupils, staff, parents and carers donated toys and gifts to Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal, to enable all children in the region to receive a gift on Christmas morning. 


Over the past seven years, pupils and staff have worn jeans in support of Jeans for Genes Day. The money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds the work of the Genetic Disorders UK charity. It provides grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. In 2021, pupils and staff raised £417.87 for the charity, which makes the running total for 7 years £36331.91. 

Pupils, staff, parents and carers donated food to our school Harvest collection. The food was donated to The Salvation Army, Crossgate Church, The Foxton Centre and Sleap. It was fantastic to see our pupils blessing people in our local community by putting our school's Christian Values of Faith, Nurture and Service into action. 

At the end of November 2020, pupils in year 7 took part in their first Spirituality Day at Archbishop Temple Church of England High School. The day focussed on stewardship and looking after God’s creation. As part of this, pupils in year 7 along with members of staff planted 400 trees in the grounds of the school. For each tree planted, each pupil brought in a small donation to help fundraise for the installation of a new kitchen at one of the international schools we have links with, Elunya School in Kenya. You can find out more and view further photographs here. 


Pupils made vegetable soup and donated it to the Salvation Army's soup kitchen.


Pupils leave school to attend Easter House Communions. 

SIAMS Report March 2019