Opening Evening 2020

We would usually hold our Open Evening in September, however this year we have had to think of alternative arrangements. Parents/Carers were invited to visit the school with their Year 6 students, strictly by appointment, where members of the Senior Leadership Team took them on a tour of our faculties. This was a fantastic opportunity to experience the school and I know many found this beneficial. If you missed out on these tour dates, or if you have any other specific questions, please contact the school on or 01772 682008.


Video Tour 2020

We are very pleased to announce that our Video Tour is now available, and can be accessed here. We hope that this gives prospective parents/carers and students a feel of school and a chance to hear from teachers and fellow students about all the different subject faculties we have at Carr Hill. There are also introductions from members of the Senior Leadership Team and our newly appointed Senior Prefects.

Everyone is assured of a very warm welcome to our Carr Hill School Community.


Ready to apply?

If you are ready to apply for Secondary School, you can do so online, click here to apply or find out more information - Lancashire County Council. It's quick and easy to do and you will receive an email confirmation of your application. You must apply even if you already have siblings in school, if you live in Lancashire you can include out of area preferences on your online application. 


Deadline for September 2021 applications is 23:59 October 31st 2020


Missing this date can end up with you having to appeal for places, so please make sure you get the application in nice and early! A poster here gives more information - 

Admissions Poster from Lancashire County Council



Transition from Primary School to Secondary School 

At Carr Hill High School we work to ensure your child has a successful transition from primary education to secondary education. We understand how important it is for a child to feel happy and confident about the changes ahead and so provide an effective transition programme. Care is taken from an early stage to prepare students for the transition from primary school to secondary school. We would usually start working with pupils in Year 5, providing our local primary school students with the opportunity to visit Carr Hill High School for an introduction to secondary school life. The following year pupils usually return for a more in-depth visit which expands on their previous experience. These Students benefit from a full day in school with lesson tasters and the opportunity to sample school facilities such as the canteen. Due to current circumstances, we are not be able to offer these taster days, but we will make sure to keep in touch with those children within local primary schools who would be considering Carr Hill as their secondary school and offer alternative ways for them to experience our school. 

As a well-respected school, a percentage of students from outside of our core catchment area are included within our yearly intake. We appreciate that joining a new school as a student, who doesn’t know anyone is daunting so we make extra arrangements to help these pupils settle in. Students are offered additional support and will be invited on extended visits along with other pupils who are in a similar position. There is extra support available for SEN students and their parents with the opportunity to arrange additional meetings with specialist school staff to ensure all a pupil’s individual needs are understood and met prior to them joining Carr Hill High School.