Vision & Values

Head’s Message

I am very happy to welcome you to Carr Hill’s website and hope you find a rich source of information here about our thriving school community.

Carr Hill is a large school of around 1200 students serving the Kirkham area. Our students come from a wide variety of primary schools in to year 7 and we are a very popular choice for many local families. We are very proud to have a Sixth Form Centre with around 200 students and offer a good range of vocational and academic courses post 16.

Recently the school engaged in a process of revising its mission statement and at the heart of that statement are two ideas – we are proud to belong to the Carr Hill Community and we pursue excellence in everything.

We may not have many modern new buildings but it is people who make a school. The sense of community, pride and respect for one another, are clear when you walk around our school and we pursue excellence because we have a pride in what we stand for. No matter what a person’s role in the school – teacher, admin, support staff – all are working hard to allow every one of our young people to pursue excellence in all that they do.

A school exists for its students – to give them a an education that will help prepare them for adult life in the modern world; to encourage a thirst for knowledge that will hopefully continue beyond compulsory schooling; to develop an understanding of justice, of right and wrong and those values which help create a decent society; and to provide an environment in which their talents and abilities can thrive.

I hope you will see evidence of all of these as you look through these pages and please feel welcome to come and see Carr Hill in action.

Andrew Waller