Welcome to our School and Sixth Form

I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form. Founded in 1566, our school has held an important place in this community for centuries. We are very proud of our tradition as a successful, forward thinking and caring school. I extend a personal invite to you to visit our school and to see the rich opportunities available for all students supported by an inclusive caring community. We pride ourselves on offering an excellent education in all areas of the curriculum and a wide range of learning and enrichment opportunities. Our Christian values underpin all that we do in ensuring that all of our students achieve the highest academic standards and develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Our aim is to ensure that all students feel safe, happy and grow as successful learners and caring global citizens. Insisting on high standards in all that we do, we strive to encourage students to achieve to their highest aspirations. As a school, we constantly develop ways of improving and extending the range of opportunities and the support that we offer. I am proud of our status as a School Direct Centre, training student teachers, thus allowing us to push the boundaries of teaching and learning...


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School Events

Tue, 28th March 2017

Year 11 Photographs

Full Year Group session, individual portraits and friendship groups.

Wed, 29th March 2017

Year 7 Parents Evening - Form Groups: D, E, F and G
On Wednesday 29th March 2017, we request that the parents of pupils in forms D and E arrive from 4.30pm and...

Safeguarding Matter

As you may be aware, we have had a ‘safeguarding’ matter in school that we have been liaising with the Lancashire Police and with the Bolton Safeguarding Children Board. We have willingly responded to individual concerns from students and parents whilst awaiting further guidance from the police and have therefore not been in a position to release anything further than the statement we have issued: “We are working with appropriate agencies to ensure that all individuals who are affected are supported in line with our safeguarding policies.” However, after an update from the...


Latest News

  • Uniform - proposal

    I am writing to inform you of our proposed modification to our school uniform from September 2017. We are asking current parents and students their views on the changes which we are proposing.

  • Changes to The English and Maths GCSE grades

    Please see the link below for information on changes to GCSE grades  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pgZYx_fycrM

  • Academy update 1st March 2017

    As you will be aware the school has consulted on and been preparing to convert to an academy for the last nine months. In this period the governors and staff have worked diligently to ensure that the conversion has been as smooth as possible. The...

  • Rivington School Direct Coffee Mornings

    We would like to invite you to the Rivington School Direct Coffee Morning

  • World Book Day 2017

    Rivington and Blackrod High School celebrated World Book Day in a number of ways. Staff transformed into famous literary characters including Mrs Twit, Mary Poppins and Coraline. Wally was spotted in the Maths Department, Music & Drama transformed...


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What motivated you to become a teacher?

After working for many years in scientific research, I felt the time had come for a change. I had always thought of becoming a teacher and I felt that I could use my knowledge and experience to help pupils in many different ways, from giving a real life context to scientific topics, to helping pupils prepare for studying science at university and beyond.

Why did you choose the Rivington School Direct Route?

I think the big advantage of the Rivington School Direct programme is the deep integration with the schools. From the first day of term you are welcomed like one of the members of staff, immediately getting involved with all aspects of school life. Also, I found it very reassuring to know which group of schools I would be placed in. This offered me some security when compared with traditional PGCE routes.

What have you liked about being a trainee?

The best part of the training is the time in the classroom with the students. The enthusiasm and curiosity of the students towards science has been very inspiring and has served to enhance my own love of the subject. 

What is the most positive thing in your mind about Rivington School Direct?

The quality of the professional development training is a strength of the Rivington School Direct program. The skills of the mentors within the alliance are used to great effect to deliver practical and useful advice through the career development sessions. In addition, there is a great sense of community amongst the trainees, and the network of mentors. This camaraderie has been vitally important in supporting me through this challenging, though ultimately rewarding year.

What are your future aspirations?

This year is hopefully just the start of a long career in teaching. Over the next 5 year, I would aim to be increasing my role within the science department, taking more responsibility and playing an active role in the development of schemes of work.



Rivington and Blackrod High School
Rivington Lane

Tel: 01204 333266
Fax: 01204 333264
Email: head@rbhs.co.uk

Lower School and The Pathway Centre
Albert Street

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Fax: 01204 333367
Email: lowerschool@rbhs.co.uk

Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form
Rivington Lane

Tel: 01204 333266
Fax: 01204 333264
Email: sixthform@rbhs.co.uk

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