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 House system with vertical 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 co-ordinating 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 write to Elvis, an 11 year old child from Mexico. Last year he was sponsored by Canterbury House and this year he is being sponsored by Durham House, through a variety of charitable fundraising endeavours. 


A pupil fundraised and had her head shaved in school, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. 


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