Our ethos and values
Morecambe Community High School believes that every student has the right to learn and that every teacher has the right to teach. The school insists upon high standards in school to protect the entitlement of all students to access learning and to be successful. It is a school that listens to its community and tries hard to establish shared values through dialogue with young people. Exclusion rates are very low compared with national benchmarks. We know this is a reflection of the willingness of the student body to embrace our high standards. The school is committed to support all students to fulfil her or his potential in every aspect of their personal development; this includes academic, sporting and cultural success. Whatever the academic potential of a student it is our prime responsibility to ensure that they are fully equipped for a life beyond school and possess the necessary ambition and self-confidence to achieve their goals in life.Visit Our School
The school curriculum is designed to deliver the national curriculum in a way that supports the varied skills of our students. In Key Stage Three ALL students follow the same curriculum path with the exception of Modern Languages where students all study French in Year 7 and then French and German or French and Spanish from the start of Year 8. We believe that all students should have a significant experience of all subjects so that they are able to make an informed choice beyond Year 9. Few schools provide one hour of Music and Art throughout Key Stage 3 but we consider that it develops creativity and enables students to shine in areas that we should be highlighting. There is also an wide ranging entitlement for all students to succeed in Technology – textiles, food, graphics, resistant materials. At Key Stage Four our most able students are stretched with the increasingly popular Triple Science and, of course, our students are set in all subjects. The number of accredited Vocational GCSE courses has also been developed to enable more students to choose a course that suits them and their future pathway.Apply To MCHS
The school is wholeheartedly committed to sport as a means of enhancing students’ experiences during their secondary education. It has a stress upon participation and competitiveness as well as elite performances within and beyond school. Physical Education and Sport lessons are a first class opportunity for young people to engage in activities challenged and supported by highly qualified and motivated staff. The facilities are excellent and the school hosts many district competitions as well as fixtures against some of the top schools in the North West of England. The boys enjoy rugby, football, gymnastics, tennis, table tennis and track and field athletics. The girls enjoy netball, gymnastics, dance, rugby, football, tennis, table tennis and track and field athletics. The number of staff who support PE is far above the 13 qualified Physical Education teachers and three Outdoor Education specialists. The school has frequent success at district, county and national levels in many of the sports. When our teams do not win we believe that they learn key skills in how they cope with defeat and return ready to secure future success. Sport is a recognised strength of this school.
Fixtures and Results
There are usually around 300 students who form our Sixth Form cohort each academic year. Over 150 students transfer from our own Year 11 each September. This is an important statement for us as a school because they witness day to day how we work with Sixth Formers and the opportunities that are on offer. There are over 40 post sixteen courses that can be chosen. We believe that this represents the most comprehensive offer in the area. The courses are a deliberate mix of highly academic A level programmes as well as more vocationally based pathways. The significant factor is that these can be mixed to suit the needs of each individual learner. Of course there is an emphasis upon all students gaining English and Mathematics at C or above before leaving school. The facilities for sixth formers are excellent. There are two sixth form blocks and a superb library facility that is exclusively their Study Centre during the working day as well as a Common Room with its own cafeteria. Each sixth former has an iPad which means that teaching and learning is based upon 21st century communication that is speedy, relevant to our society and student centred. The enrichment opportunities are varied including highly successful sport teams, work placements and the Extended Project Qualification.