Welcome from the Headteacher

Dear Parent / Guardian / Friend of St Cecilia’s

Thank you for showing an interest in our school. St Cecilia’s RC High School is a small and friendly learning community on the eastern fringe of the Ribble Valley . We have a truly comprehensive intake and serve families from around the town of Longridge, ranging from rural farming communities to inner city Preston.

While the majority of our pupils are of the Catholic faith, we very much welcome children other than Catholics who wish to be part of a faith school. Our aim is to provide a high quality education based upon the example of Jesus Christ. As such, a focus upon respect for each other, maximisation of our God-given talents, nurturing of a hunger for learning and justice, and the value of ‘community’, empower us all to believe that we each have an important role to play in making our world an even better place for each other.

As headteacher of St Cecilia’s I take great pride in my position and the people I work with. Governors, staff, parents and pupils are all committed to ensuring that our school is a safe, happy and ambitious place to be. You will find more information about St Cecilia’s on the website. If you would like to have a closer look please contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Mr Ivan Catlow

Our Mission

We believe that:

As individuals, we all come with God-given talents to discover, develop and rejoice. It is our responsibility to make sure we support the growth of our own talents and gifts, along with those of each other.

We celebrate God in all we do, say, think and achieve, as we strive to succeed.

When things go wrong, God’s love will help us support each other to start again. We should never give up but should persist in the face of setbacks.

We all serve and build our community by showing respect for ourselves, respect for each other and respect for the world.

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