Fearns Community Sports College

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29th July 14

Welcome to Fearns Community Sports College.



Fearns Community Sports College is a Lancashire Comprehensive co-educational day school which caters for children of all abilities between the ages of 11 and 16 years. We offer a wide range of courses, leading to qualifications at all levels, to match the talents and abilities of all pupils. There is also a wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities for pupils to get the most out of their time at school.

At Fearns we set out to enable every child to do the best that they can within a structured and disciplined environment. In doing so we are always conscious of the important partnership between parents, teachers and the individual child which produces the very best educational experience.

We aim to encourage freedom of expression whilst demanding self-discipline, tolerance and understanding towards others. We aim to provide a curriculum which will prepare pupils for the future whilst supporting the very best examination results possible.

Mr N. Dawson Headteacher

Street dancer competes to represent England

Street dancer Emily Rogers in Year 9 earned the chance to compete to represent England in World and European competitions.

Pupil lands a job offer on work experience

A work experience pupil so impressed her employers she was offered a Saturday job once she reaches 16.

Pupils enjoy reward trip to Soccer Aid

Thirteen was a lucky number for pupils at Fearns when they were chosen for a reward trip to Soccer Aid.

Careers in spotlight at school fair

A wide-range of possible career ideas, apprenticeship opportunities and further education courses were presented to pupils of Fearns at an exciting careers’ fair.

Pupils and head dig deep to help community

Eight pupils, and the headteacher of Fearns Mr Dawson, rolled up their sleeves to help a community project.

The Fest

On Saturday 12 July Edgeside Park is playing host to The Fest, the second free music festival to be staged by Waterfoot Youth Charity, The White Horse Project.

Fearns pupils help clear the streets

A team of 13-year-olds from the Pupil Voice Interact Club at Fearns rolled up their sleeves and set about litter picking in the area for 90 minutes.
They worked in partnership with community organisation Stacksteads Countryside Park Group (SCPG).

Year 5s solve a literacy crime at Fearns

Fearns was packed with pupils enjoying a literacy picnic where they had to solve a puzzle and took part in various lessons.
This year’s picnic at attracted 170 pupils from nine feeder primary schools.

Cub reporters write their own newspaper

Junior journalists have written and produced their own school newspaper, which will now be circulated to parents of new pupils and within the community.

New Year 7s spend first day at ‘big school’

Creating tiles and baking love cake were just two of the activities undertaken by the soon to be Year 7s at Fearns.
Pupils from feeder primary schools attended the high school for their transition day to find out a bit more about what high school life is like.

Den building and outdoor cooking in the wilds

Exploring the great outdoors was the perfect challenge for new prefects to help build skills and learn to work as a team.

Fearns’ teens who raised £1,600 for charity

Two teenagers who shed their locks to raise money for Cancer Research UK received a special school award for their charity efforts.

Reward trip is right on target to boost literacy

An innovative scheme to encourage pupils to reach their literacy targets by rewarding them with a shooting trip is proving a big hit.

Specialist Leader of Education

A department Head at a Fearns is now a Specialist Leader of Education.
Languages teacher Miss Duffell has been teaching for 16 years and has spent the last 11 as Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Fearns.
In her new role, with the National College of Teaching and Leadership, she has been retained by St Ambrose Barlow Teaching School in Salford.

Budding car designer James on VIP Mini Plant tour.

Wannabe car designer James Newton is only at high school but he has already been asked by the BMW Group to design a Mini to cope with flooding. Since he was three James, from Whitworth, has been obsessed with Minis and if someone dared to buy him a different model he would reject the present.

Alcohol awareness campaign

A clever logo designed by Fearns pupils Chloe Westwell and Rosie Ashworth was picked as the participation winner for an alcohol awareness campaign. A wide range of schools and youth organisations were involved in the Rossendale Council organised Dragons’ Den competition to create a campaign to heighten awareness in the young to the dangers of alcohol and around 60 people attended a showcase when the winners were announced.