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If you have any concerns or anxieties about what is happening in school, please contact the school in the first instance.
If your child is sent home to isolate from school this also means they have to isolate from all other activities, events & occasions.
If your child is entitled to FSM and is required to isolate, you will be provided with a food parcel from the school kitchen.

Welcome to Pendle Community High School & College

Pendle Community High School and College is the only community special school and college for students aged 11-19 years with generic learning difficulties, which serves the whole community of Pendle. We are an OFSTED outstanding provision and we strive to deliver the highest quality standard education and opportunities for all of our students.

Visit our Information Hubs

Our various hubs are packed with information and resources relevant to school & college life. We aim to continuously provide useful and up to date information for all of our parents and carers.


Governors Hub

A central place for PCHS&C Governors to access all the information they need using their own login. 

Parents & Carers Hub

Find information from our Family Liaison Officer, details of courses & training opportunities and any events we have coming up. 

School Nurse

Important health and well-being information from our Special Needs School Nurse featuring useful downloads and news articles. 

News & Events Hub

Find out what’s coming up with our events calendar and keep up to date with all PCHS&C news.

We CAN… Charitable Trust

We CAN Charitable Trust is made up of staff, parents and friends of Pendle Community High School and College. Our aim is to enhance the education and well-being of our children and young people, as well as their families and the wider community.

Parent/Carer Consultation 2020

This consultation is live for 6 weeks with a closing date of 5pm on Wednesday 14 October. The responses to this consultation will be used to make final recommendations to Cabinet about the new Short Break Offer for children and young people with SEND.  The link to the...

Thank you ASDA Colne!

Pendle Community High School & College would like to say a big thank you to ASDA Colne who have generously donated £200 worth of food items and school uniform to help our families during these tough times. A special thanks also to Diane Springthorpe,...

Gatsby Benchmark Achievement

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. Back in July we reported that PCHS&C had received a certificate for achieving 7 / 8 of the National Benchmarks. The national careers strategy is...

The Slice is Right

On Wednesday 6th November our Post 16 students hosted an innovative employer event supported by Paul Hartley our Enterprise adviser.  The idea was to invite employers to meet our students and engage in an activity that would enable the employers...

#DITTO – Free Online Safety Magazine (Alan Mackenzie)

Alan Mackenzie's last downloadable esafety magazine for schools, organisations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. Contents in the...

Update on Lancashire Break Time Consultation 2019

On 8 August, Cabinet agreed to: The review and redesign of the whole short breaks offer, in partnership with parents, carers, young people and providers. Continuation of the Lancashire Break Time Service in its current form, until the review and redesign of the short...

National recognition for PCHS&C

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The national careers strategy is built around them, becoming new Statutory Guidance for careers in January 2018 to be fully embedded by 2020. The...

D.T. group create amazing storyteller chair!

As part of our recent sensory garden revamp project, students & staff were encouraged to come up with ways that the outdoor teaching area could be used more. One suggestion was a storytelling corner, where sensory stories could be brought to life in...

Sensory Garden Opening

Over the last year, we have been working hard to improve our sensory garden and make the space more inviting, stimulating and well used within school and college. The entire outdoor space has been completely revamped and has benefited from many...

EmPOWAR your voice

We need your vote! Let us know which issue you feel is the most important for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The POWAR group will do a campaign on the issue with the most votes to make a change....


Pendle Community High School & College
Pendle Vale Campus, Oxford Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 8LF
Tel: 01282 682260

Receptionist: Chelsea Watson
E-mail: reception@pchs.lancs.sch.uk
Chair of Governors: Trevor Ashton (Address c/o above)



Paper copies of the information on our website can be requested via email