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A Message from the Head

Dear Parents,

Burnley Police posted an alarming Facebook message this morning about our school which has now been removed. The police mentioned fights and weapons in relation to Shuttleworth College. This post should have referred to ongoing community issues involving gangs around Burnley and Padiham. These issues do not originate in any way in our school. They are investigating fears there may be issues later tonight in the community.

This post has caused a flurry of social media posts and comments which I would urge you to ignore. I would also ask that you do not add any posts yourselves. These activities can generate unnecessary anxieties in the community.

It is business as usual at Shuttleworth College today. We will have additional staff outside school tonight and police to ensure a smooth end to the day. Please ensure your child goes straight home after school and is not hanging around in the area later on.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. R. England

Vacancy – Assistant Catering Manager

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and self-motivated individual to work alongside our Catering Manager to manage the day to day running of our busy school kitchen. Please use the links below to find out more information and how to apply.

Assistant Catering Manager Vacancy Information 

Non-Teaching Application Form

Vacancy – Lead Teacher of Humanities

An exciting opportunity has become available for a qualified teacher of History to assist with the leadership of the college’s established Humanities department. Please use the links below to find out more information and how to apply

Lead Teacher of Humanities Information

Application Form

Careers Leader Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Careers Leader to join the school at an exciting phase of its development. If you’d like to know more, or to apply, please see the links below.

Careers Leader Information

Careers Leader Job Description

Application Form

Please note, the deadline for applying for this vacancy is now Friday 12th October 2018. 

Appropriate Footwear and Uniform Information

As we get ready to break up for the summer holidays, please can we remind you that students are only allowed to wear ankle or knee socks next year – we do not allow students to wear trainer or over the thigh socks. Also, please be aware that elasticated tube skirts are not appropriate.

Please click here to view our suggested appropriate footwear.

Ofsted Report June 2018

You will all be aware that we were visited by OFSTED on 26-27th June for a full two day inspection. The timing was interesting as we had our 230 year 6 students in for transition week and the hottest days ever!

We have now had the full report through and would urge you to read it in full.

Click here to view the report.

Parent Governor Ballot – Information

You will be aware that Shuttleworth College is currently recruiting two parent Governors.

Since there have been more nominations than there are vacancies, we are required to hold an election. On the documents below there are statements from each candidate regarding the skills and experience they would bring to the Governing Body as well as a Ballot paper and Eligibility to Vote form. Please read the information prior to sending your vote. Each parent is entitled to one vote for their preferred candidate.

Ballot forms should be returned no later than 4pm Friday 13th July 2018.

Letter to Parents

Candidate Biographies

2018 Ballot Paper

2018 Eligibility to Vote Declaration

Year 11 Leavers – Notice

Year 11 students who do not study Citizenship or Graphics can leave on Friday 15th June after the Physics exam at 10.30-11am.  Graphics students are asked to stay for a revision session 11.30-12.30pm and then they can go home. 

All Citizenship students have an exam Friday afternoon and then a revision session 2-3pm for their next exam on Monday.

Measles: How to Stay Safe

Public Health England recently announced they have seen an increase in Measles outbreaks across the UK. This increase in circulation of the virus is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing Measles outbreaks.

Young people and adults aged 15 and over who missed out on MMR vaccine when they were younger and some under-vaccinated communities have been particularly affected.

We have now added a page that includes information on how to stay safe and how to identify symptoms of the virus, which you can see by clicking on the link below:


Beth’s Disney dream come true

Shuttleworth College raised a staggering £13,179 to send student Bethany Barry to Disneyland for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.