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Pendle Community High School and College (PCHS&C) was established on Pendle Vale Campus in September 2008 with the first phase of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) in the Burnley area. Upon re-location we became Lancashire’s first co-located special school with our mainstream partner school, Pendle Vale College. The two staff teams work together to maximise inclusive opportunities for all pupils and students.

The school is a caring and welcoming place where pupils feel very safe and are happy. They very much enjoy their learning.


Our campus has outstanding internal and external resources with extensive grounds including all-weather multi-use games areas (MUGAS), an adapted, easy access play area and bike/exercise track and enclosed pond. Internally we have a large hydrotherapy pool, a Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE) and dance studio. All of our classrooms have overhead hoists and IWB with a bank of computers adapted for individuals and groups. Our College has its own suite of rooms with a large common room and kitchen. Our school nurse has her own medical room and our Physical Development team have a specialist physiotherapy space. Rebound takes place in our school hall. Throughout the campus all areas have ease of access and a lift can take non-ambulant pupils and staff to all floor levels. In keeping with many new schools all staff have identity cards which act as a pass for access to the different areas of school. These cards are also a ‘rite of passage’ for our prefects who are entrusted with a pass for independence across the campus.



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)



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