Headteacher's Blog 19-07-19


This is my final blog of the academic year and what a year it has been!  I would like to begin by thanking all parents, staff, members of the community, Trust partners and most of all, pupils for your tremendous support this year; it is down to you that we have had a year packed with success and incredible achievement. We now look forward to the GCSE results in August and even greater successes that we aim to achieve in 2019-2020!

The last few weeks of term are always very busy as we prepare for the year ahead. On Monday of this week we hosted our annual Celebration of Achievement Evening. This is one of the most prestigious events of the year where our pupils are rewarded for their outstanding achievement and effort in the individual curriculum areas. I am always filled with great pride at this event as I see the pupils stride up to the stage, beaming at their own achievements. This year we welcomed over 700 parents and pupils in order to recognise the many amazing achievements of our talented pupils. The guest speaker was Mrs. Byrne, the Chair of Governors here at Golborne High School. She delivered a motivational and moving speech about achievement and success.

There were many prestigious awards on the evening but the most prestigious award, the Headteacher’s Award for Outstanding Achievement was given to Bethan in Year 10 who is an outstanding role model to younger pupils and a very worthy winner.

Well done to all of our winners.


Over the last few weeks we have continued to work closely with our Year 6 pupils who are joining us in September. We welcomed over 500 parents and pupils to the New Intake Parents’ Evening on a very hot summer’s evening. Lots of information was shared with parents who had the opportunity to speak to key staff and order the uniform for September. One of the most important aspects of a successful transition is knowing the school and the staff so that any fears can be eradicated. We look forward to welcoming the new Year 7 into the Golborne family on Wednesday 4th September at 8.30 am.


Over the summer, we are continuing our redecoration programme to include the upgrading of computer software, the extension of the new flooring throughout school and the redecoration of English classrooms, Library and Canteen. Additionally we are creating two new classrooms by converting the Staff Room and Meeting Room into general teaching rooms. Our commitment to providing 21st century learning spaces for our pupils, continues to be one of our main priorities.


Tomorrow is the final school day of this academic year. There will be an assembly at 12 noon and pupils will leave school at approximately 12:45 pm. Unfortunately, the buses are not running on this day at this time so alternative arrangements will need to be made for the pupils to arrive home safely. The final assembly is an opportunity to reflect as a school community on the successes of the year and what the future holds. This year has been a great year for Golborne High School and I am looking forward to building on this in 2019-20.

For those pupils who have GCSE results to collect this summer, they will be available on August 22nd from 9:30 am.  All pupils can collect their results from the Arts Theatre.

We are crossing our fingers for a positive outcome for all of our pupils who worked so hard during the examination period.


School re-opens on Wednesday the 4th of September at 9.30 am for all pupils other than the prefects and Year 7 who begin at 8.30 am.

Finally, can I wish you all a very restful and safe summer holidays and I look forward to welcoming everybody back in September for an even more successful year!