Lockdown update from our Head Teacher

Dear parent,   It seems timely for me to write to you ahead of the half-term break.   Firstly I’d like to thank you again for all that you are doing, at home, to support remote learning. This is a new and challenging landscape for all of us and while I have first-hand experience of Read More …

Turton School Uniform: Skirts

March 2020   Dear Parent   I am writing to you today regarding Turton’s school uniform.   As some of you are probably aware, in the past, Turton has received some criticism for its student uniform, with comments relating to students being casual or too scruffy. In more recent years, we have avidly addressed this Read More …

Christmas Letter to Parents (Christmas 2019)

Our Ref: SG/JH December 2019 Dear Parent, As Christmas approaches, please find below the arrangements for the end of term, including details of buses which will or will not operate on the last day. Please note that the final day of term is Friday 20th December 2019 and school will be closing early in accordance Read More …

KS4 Induction Evening: Wednesday 11th September, 5pm – 5.45pm

Dear Parent Key Stage 4 Induction Evening: Wednesday 11th September 5pm – 5.45pm, in the Arts Theatre We would like to invite parents to a Key Stage 4 Induction Evening on Wednesday 11th September 5pm – 5.45 pm, in the Arts Theatre. Year 10 is such an important year in high school and we would Read More …

Year 11 target setting day – 4th September 2019

Year 11 target setting day – 4th September 2019   All students in year 11 will attend a compulsory review and target setting day appointment on Wednesday 4th September 2019.  All appointments will take place in the Sixth Form Study Area. Your son / daughter’s appointment time has been sent home with their profiles (Tuesday Read More …

A Letter to Parents: Start dates for September 2019

Our Ref: CEB/JH May 2019 Dear Parent, The summer term is a time when we start to plan ahead for September and the new school year.  You may remember that last September we were forced to create a staggered start to the school year due to building works. While we do not wish to replicate Read More …

Report: Ofsted – Short Inspection of Turton School

    Dear Ms Gorse Short inspection of Turton School Following my visit to the school on 22 January 2019 with Vicky Atherton, Ofsted Inspector, and Kathleen Eccleston, Ofsted Inspector, I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report the inspection findings. The visit was the first Read More …

975 Bus – Poor weather conditions

975 Bus – poor weather Dear Parent Having spoken with Blackburn with Darwen transport department, the drivers of the 975 have been told NOT to take the Moorside/Blackburn Road loop when they judge the road conditions are too dangerous. They have been informed to make a decision when they get there and if it is Read More …