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5th March 15



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Head Teacher's Comment


May I start by welcoming you to Pendle Community High School and College and hope that this website provides you with a useful starting point to find out about our very special learning community.

The School and College was established on the Pendle Vale Campus in September 2008 and became Lancashire’s first co-located 11 -19 special school. Our campus logo is symbolic of our desire along with our mainstream partner school Pendle Vale College to create a learning campus which is ‘open to all’. This inspiring purpose built building includes new specialist areas including a hydro therapy pool and suite, sensory and soft-play rooms and specialist rooms for the delivery of Art, Science, Food & Design Technology. 

As for our College provision for students aged 16 - 19 this too is set within the ‘new’ building in its own suited area including teaching group rooms and a common room.  The co-located site will also offer even more inclusion opportunities building upon these which already exist through the Pendle Learning Network and enable us to build up an already extensive external accreditation route for pupils and students.

Mr Paul Wright



Local Offer

The proposed Children and Families Bill is currently being passed through Parliament and aims to introduce new legislation in September 2014. 

The Government’s  aim is to provide better outcomes for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities and to improve the experience of parents/carers when securing support for their children. 

As part of the proposed legislation Local Authorities will be required to publish a Local Offer which will show the special educational provision and support available to disabled children, young people and their families.  The attached PDF is the response of Pendle Community High School and College to that Local Offer.


Mission Statement

Within our Special Learning Community of Pendle, we strive to create a caring, inclusive environment, supporting life long learning, with equal opportunities for all and celebrate the achievements of each individual.

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Guide to Facebook


In conjunction with our eSafety lessons, parents may like to take a look at this guide:


A Parents Guide to Facebook

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Pendle Community High School and College, Oxford Road, Nelson BB9 8LF

Telephone: 01282 682 240 Fax: 01282 682 289