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BCHS Uniform Suppliers - 02 July 2014 - Mr Ditta

We are pleased to announce that we have 2 uniform suppliers. They are Whittakers, 3 Waterloo Pavilions, Church Street, Blackburn and Uniform 4 Less, Unit 1, Atlas Works Mill, River Street, Blackburn.

As a school we are confident that between both the suppliers, you should be able to purchase all the BCHS with Crosshill uniform.

The price lists for both suppliers are on the school website

Should you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

M Ditta
Deputy Headteacher

Fasting Guide - 05 June 2014 - Mr James

A fasting guide has been added to the Parent Zone, it's an interesting read for any parents and students who are fasting this Ramadan.

End of Year Exams Years 7-10 - 04 June 2014 - Mr James

End of year exams for Year 7,8,9, and 10 students start on Monday 16th June 2014. A revision and exam timetable has been sent home with all students.
End of Year Exams 2014 Years 7 - 10 
Start Time Date Title Duration No. Sitting Year Group Room
Monday 8.30am 16-Jun-14 English  1h  140 9 Sports Hall
Monday 8.30am 16-Jun-14 History 1h 30m 30 10 Dance Studio
Monday 10.55am 16-Jun-14 Maths Paper 1 Non Calc 1h 45m 149 10 Sports Hall
Monday 1.30pm 16-Jun-14 Psychology 1h 15m 15 10 Dance Studio
Monday 1.30pm 16-Jun-14 Maths  1h 168 7 Sports Hall
Tuesday 8.30am 17-Jun-14 Maths 1h 140 9 Sports Hall
Tuesday 8.30am 17-Jun-14 Food Tech 1h 11 10 Dance Studio
Tuesday 9.40am 17-Jun-14 Maths 1h 151 8 Sports Hall
Tuesday 9.40am 17-Jun-14 BTEC Science 1h 40 10 Dance Studio
Tuesday 9.40am 17-Jun-14 BTEC Science 1h 13 10 Com 7
Tuesday 10.55am 17-Jun-14 Maths Paper 2 Calc 1h 45m 140 10 Sports Hall
Tuesday 1.30pm 17-Jun-14 Maths 1h 168 7 Sports Hall
Tuesday 1.30pm 17-Jun-14 RE 1h 15m 25 10 Dance Studio
Wednesday 8.30am 18-Jun-14 Music 1h 5 10 Dance Studio
Wednesday 9.40am 18-Jun-14 Textiles 1h 15 10 Dance Studio
Wednesday 8.30am 18-Jun-14 Science 1h 140 9 Sports Hall
Wednesday 9.40am 18-Jun-14 English 1h 151 8 Sports Hall
Wednesday 10.55am 18-Jun-14 Geography 1h 30m 32 10 Sports Hall
Wednesday 10.55am 18-Jun-14 Maths 1h 151 8 Sports Hall
Thursday 8.30am 19-Jun-14 English 1h 168 7 Sports Hall
Thursday 8.30am 19-Jun-14 Resistant Materials 1h 15 10 Dance Studio
Thursday 9.40am 19-Jun-14 Maths 1h 140 9 Sports Hall
Thursday 9.40am 19-Jun-14 Science 1h 30 10 Dance Studio
Thursday10.55am 19-Jun-14 English 2h 149 10 Sports Hall
Thursday 1.30pm 19-Jun-14 Science 1h 140 9 Sports Hall
A PDF of the exam timetable is available here...

Fusion Awards 2014 - 04 June 2014 - Mr James

The UcLan Education Achievement Award 2014 was presented to Billy Maxwell, a 15-year-old student at Blackburn Central High School.

From a young age Billy has supported his mother and taken on the head role at home and is a role model for his younger three siblings. He has continued to sustain high grades at school, even though he spends much of his time looking after his siblings at home.

A model student, Billy thrives academically alongside his commitments at home. He is expected to achieve ‘A’ grades in his examinations this year. Billy also helps at school in the more high profile responsibilities including Open Evenings and Parents Evenings. Billy mixes well with his peers, and even offers advice to fellow students.

Furthermore, Billy recently travelled to Slough to represent SLYNCS, a Lancashire based organisation built on the foundations that young people deserve an opportunity to be heard, learn new skills and discover the world all whilst making a difference to their local community.

Billy was presented the award by UcLan Pro vice Chancellor Lynne Livesey.

One Voice April 2014 - 23 April 2014 - Mr James

The BCHS newsletter One Voice April 2014 edition is here...

Alien Encounter at BCHS - 04 February 2014 - Mr James

Alien Encounter at BCHS


2014 will be recorded as the year that alien life finally made contact with the students of Blackburn Central High School, when local girl Samantha Taylor and Bla the alien visited to raise awareness of the Big Local App.


This free smartphone app contains everything you need to know about the Blackburn & Hyndburn area; from local news, council information, dates and times for the local Cinema and theatre to the local schools’ timetables and events. The information is fully searchable and users can also take advantage of money-off vouchers across the borough.


The Big Local App - Blackburn and Hyndburn is now rolling out across our towns’ local schools. The latest newsletters, timetables, school closures, exam timetables and other important dates are available at the touch of a button making communication even easier between schools and parents. The Big Local App team can also teach the children how the apps are created which includes showing them how SEO works and how to hyperlink.


With Key businesses using the app such at The Ice Arena, The Mall, and with our local schools encouraging parents to download the Big Local App, businesses are able to showcase their services, products and offers to the heart of the local community. Businesses and schools can have a mini app of their own within the Big Local App where they can add photographs and updateable content, and thru GPS technology the app will even guide people to their door. The Big Local App is an essential marketing tool in the Blackburn and Hyndburn area.


The students of BCHS with Crosshill enjoyed their alien encounter and made Bla the alien feel like one of the class whilst Samantha Taylor showed them how to download the app from

Strictly Come Bollywood - 06 January 2014 - Mr James

“Strictly Come Bollywood” arrives at Blackburn Central High School


Another spectacular evening of music and dance was recently held by students at Blackburn Central High School; the theme of the evening was Bollywood meets Strictly Come Dancing which brought glamour and glitter to BCHS with Crosshill in abundance.


The night included demonstrations of Bollywood dancing came from Neetal Parekh of Kreative Production and BCHS graduate Maryam Ghaffar. There was a Strictly Come Dancing style competition for the girls from various year groups at BCHS with Crosshill. A special mention must go to the team from Crosshill School, who were superb and really got into the spirit of things.


The evening was the brainchild of two Year 9 students, Yasmin and Farha who worked tirelessly to bring together a really superb event. Pastoral and Progress Coordinator for Year 9, Alison Deaville said “It was an amazing evening. The girls worked so hard to plan the event, from designing posters, selling tickets and managing to get rehearsals organised. They really are fabulous ambassadors for BCHS with Crosshill.”


As the evening was based around empowering women, it was ladies only. Special guests included Colonel Myszka Guzkowska, Deputy Commander 42 (North West) Brigade, and Dot Thomson, School Improvement Officer for Blackburn with Darwen, who said “What a fabulous evening. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Thank you to the students and staff for this very special event”.


Colonel Myszka Guzkowska gave a very motivational talk about the value of grasping opportunities that come your way in life, including the chance to travel and making the most of a good education.


Head teacher, Diane Atkinson said “It was a very colourful and uplifting evening, which rose over £240 for the Soldiers’ Charity.”

Maundy Relief - 20 December 2013 - Ms Rathore, Head of Year 7

As part of a charity drive over the festive period, staff and students at BCHS were once again asked to donate items for the Accrington-based charity Maundy Relief.

The response to the appeal was unwanted clothing, books, toys, food and toiletries, which were then passed on to Maundy Relief in the last few days of term December 2013.


Maundy Relief is a non-judgemental source of immediate help to anyone who may need it. This could be in many different ways, such as food parcels, helping the homeless, counselling, free meals cooked on site, benefit advice and help with addiction. Many different people from diverse walks have life have benefited from there, regardless of gender, race or religious belief.


We are proud of our commitment to charity, and this has more than ever reflected this year, with our Christmas Fayre raising a significant amount of money. This will be divided in to five equal amounts, to the five different charities across the year group. Maundy Relief is one of them.

Christmas Fayre Photos - 19 December 2013 - Mr James

The BCHS with Crosshill Christmas Fayre was a great success, thanks to all involved. Have a look at the photos here...

BCHS Choir Rock Blackburn - 18 December 2013 - Mr Bridges

BCHS choir have been out and about this festive season. Dressed smartly in their new BCHS choir hoodies the choir performed in the Mall shopping Centre in Blackburn Town Centre on Saturday 7th December. They followed this up with a performance at Shadsworth Community centre on Tuesday 10th for a community Christmas lunch. 


This week sees the choir working very hard with a number of events:

Tuesday 17th 1:30 till 2:30 in ASDA Blackburn collecting money for ASDA's charities

Tuesday 17th 6pm till 8pm performing at school as part of the Strictly Come Balle Balle Evening.
Wednesday 18th December- BCHS Christmas fare!

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