Fearns Community Sports College

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24th October 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

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.

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 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.

Yr11 GCSE Results Day

Results improved significantly at Fearns and headteacher Mr Dawson is confident the school has turned a corner.

Literacy success is an example to all

Improvements in literacy at have been shared with schools across the country.

Theatre visit helps GCSE English studies

Pupils got to see an interpretation of a famous novel before they start to study it for GCSE.

Free books for all Year 7s at Fearns

Every pupil in Year 7 at Fearns s being presented with a book of their choice as part of a reading strategy Bookbuzz.

Year 6 pupils’ taster day

Nearly 200 primary pupils enjoyed sampling life in ‘big school’ when they joined Fearns Community Sports College in Stacksteads for the day.

Actor inspires pupils to follow their dreams

A lucky group of 60 pupils listened intently as they learnt how actor and vice-principal of a leading music and drama school forged his career.