Our Christian School

Leaders and governors are passionate about giving all pupils, including those with SEND, the best possible start in life.

Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy has a deeply rooted Christian history and tradition and has an outstanding regional reputation for delivering a high-quality all-round education set firmly within a Christian context. It remains our challenge to ensure that the care and support we provide to our students, our nurturing yet challenging environment and the outstanding academic attainment achieved year-on-year continues to make Bishop Rawstorne the school of choice for parents. 

Our Vision

‘The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Bishop Rawstorne as a Church of England school are outstanding’ (SIAMs)

Our vision at Bishop Rawstone Church of England Academy is ‘Fortiter et Fideliter’ – Bravely and Faithfully.  Our mission is to serve our local communities by providing high quality education driven by our Christian Distinctiveness. Whilst we recognise the diverse backgrounds each member of the Bishop Rawstorne community has, we strive to cultivate an atmosphere in which everyone can experience life in all its fullness (John 10:10).

Pastoral Care

‘Pastoral care is exemplary….Students are supported to believe in themselves, each other and their teachers, so that they have a secure sense of self-worth and develop skills for their future life and learning’ (SIAMS). 

Here at Bishop Rawstorne our students are exceptionally well-cared for in an environment that is positive in its approach to young people. We have a strong tradition of celebrating the diverse talents and achievements of all our students - inside and outside of school - and seek to ensure that every individual receives the encouragement and support they need to fulfil their own ambitions. Each year group has a Head of Year who leads them throughout their time at school and we have a student leadership programme, providing students with the opportunity to mentor younger students, take on additional responsibilities as Senior Prefects or contribute to the quality of school life through Student Voice initiative.

Inspiring Staff Through Teacher Training

‘Staff are proud to work at the school. They feel respected.’ (Ofsted)

We have an outstanding teaching team here at Bishop Rawstorne, blending huge levels of experience with the fresh ideas of teachers who are new to, or in the early years of their teaching careers. Some of our current teaching staff have gone through our teaching programme or have found their first permanent teaching role within our alliances of teacher training schools. 

If you are interested in a career in teaching click here for further information.

Social Media Feed