Broughton High School is an 11-16 mixed community high school which caters for students of all abilities and backgrounds. The school is situated in a very pleasant location on the northern outskirts of Preston and serves an extensive rural and suburban area. It serves the residential districts to the north of Preston including Fulwood, Ingol, Broughton and Barton, and the rural areas around Woodplumpton, Catforth, Goosnargh and Lea.
Following an Ofsted inspection in February 2012, Broughton was judged to be an outstanding school in every respect:
Quality of Teaching Outstanding
Behaviour and Safety Outstanding
Leadership and Management Outstanding
Overall Effectiveness Outstanding
There are currently 905 students on roll (6 form entry – standard number 180) with 54 teaching and 43 support staff. Since opening in 1975, the school has established an excellent reputation within the area and is heavily over-subscribed each year.
Our reputation is built upon the traditions of high academic standards within a caring and supportive environment in which we place great emphasis on standards of dress, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.
We have high standards and expectations, and through a culture of self-evaluation and improvement, we aim to continue to raise our standards and to improve the quality of education for all our students.
The school recognises and values the work of all its teaching and support staff and sets out to provide a supportive programme of appropriate professional development. This is central to promoting students effective learning experiences, generating self-esteem and enhancing job satisfaction.
The school has built up a strong academic tradition and enjoys an excellent reputation within the community and with local 16+ educational establishments. The percentage of pupils gaining 5 or more Grade 4+ passes has consistently been higher than both the county and national averages. In 2020, 90% of pupils gained a Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths.