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At the heart of everything we do are our values of:
Honesty, Embrace Diversity, Ambition, Respect and Togetherness.

At PCHS&C we care for and respect ourselves, other people, our environment and always try our best!



PCHS&C’s Governing Body promotes and ensures that the school is best placed to meet the needs of the pupils within its care. The governors actively encourage strong links between school and the community and promote a holistic and inclusive approach for all students. 

At PCHS&C we believe every moment is a learning opportunity and to ensure everyone can flourish in all that they do both in school, and in their later adult lives, we provide:

  • all pupils with access to their most appropriate future pathway through a curriculum that promotes the following 4 key drivers:
    independence (including employability opportunities)
    communication (including social interaction)
    being safe
    positive physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • positive, well-resourced classes, a stimulating and purposeful environment and a whole school curriculum that is broad, balanced and relevant which is thoroughly planned to meet individual need.
  • A commitment to each pupil’s personal development through which they develop essential key skills that link to character education, cultural capital and British Values
  • a safe, secure and caring environment for all pupils monitored by teams which cover the areas of Health & Safety, Early Help, Physical Development, Attendance and Safeguarding. These teams work in partnership with external professionals to ensure this provision is of the highest standard
  • An open, tolerant and caring school culture, where individual views on religious and cultural issues are respected irrespective of age, sex, gender reassignment and disability. as students develop into responsible citizens.  (Equality Act 2010)
  • positive relationships, a restorative culture and excellent pastoral care to support  students to take increasing responsibility and recognition of their own behaviour
  • a transformative model for professional development for all staff ensuring access to  regular and relevant high quality training
  • opportunities to work closely with parents, carers, the local community and employers.



We aim to operate an efficient and effective school and college that meets the needs of the pupils, students, parents, staff and the wider campus and community. To do this successfully we will:

  • ensure our communication systems are well-organised and meet the needs of all
  • regularly review our practice through the School Self Evaluation and share our development plans with the appropriate stakeholders
  • ensure all staff have supportive appraisal on an annual basis and that any development needs stemming from this are addressed.
  • monitor the school’s financial system to ensure that funds are being used to support the best teaching and learning and are value for money
  • ensure that the Governing body is proactive and provides support and challenge on strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing and to enable school to run as effectively as possible to provide excellent education to children
  • monitor the Equality and Accessibility plan to advance equality of opportunity at all levels within the organisation

My daughter is progressing well due to the wonderful staff who know how to educate her. They are fully aware of her needs and cater for them very well. Glad she is happy and thriving in school.

Parent, 2023

School Evaluation Feedback

The school is a brilliant establishment and provides excellent education for children with disabilities. The staff are great and provide a lot of support and guidance.

Parent, 2023

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

Headteacher: Debra Grogan
Chair of Governors: Trevor Ashton (Address c/o above)

Receptionist: Samantha Gray (M,T,W)
Rebecca Brown (W,T,F)
E-mail: reception@pchs.lancs.sch.uk






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