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On Wednesday 12th July our school telephone system will be undergoing some minor alterations from our telephone provider. We have been advised that disruption will be kept to a minimum, but there may be some disruption on the line throughout the day. We would advise parents that are not able to contact the school on the standard number to call 01706 577068.

AG6 Induction Day – Friday 7th July 9.00am – 2.30pm

An exciting opportunity to come along and try out a number of A-Level and Vocational courses in preparation for September.

On the day teachers will be on hand to offer guidance, discuss subject choices and answer any questions you may have about ag6.

If you have any questions before the 7th July please do not hesitate to get in touch and we look forward to seeing you then. 


Researchers from Lancaster University visited our school to help inspire the next generation of scientists.

Pupils at our sixth form (ag6) got to try their hand at a technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a process used to produce copies of a DNA segment, as part of the university’s Research in a Box programme.


Two GB sport stars have returned to their former school to unveil a new minibus.

Paralympic double silver medallist Tom Hamer and former Great Britain handball player Holly Lam-Moores, visited School to help staff and students mark the long-awaited arrival of the minibus.
The bus will be used by pupils across all year groups at the school and sixth form for a range of educational and extra-curricular trips including class trips, taster days, theatre visits, activity weekends and more.

Students from school got a taste of the West End when they visited London to help them gain a better insight into the performing arts industry.

Twenty-three students visited the capital for a three-day trip where they watched live theatre performances and took part in workshops with industry professionals.


Pre-school children had the chance to find out about the role of a science teacher as part of a special careers week. 18 youngsters, aged just three and four from Bright Futures Nursery in Rawtenstall visited neighbouring Alder Grange School, where they got to try out a number of experiments first hand.

During the event they were shown a flame test to demonstrate how fireworks get their different colour. Alder Grange pupils also demonstrated the effects of static electricity by using a Van der Graaf generator, which made their hair stand on end.


Pupils at a Alder Grange school gathered for a moving Remembrance Day assembly – to mark the 100 year since the end of the Battle of the Somme. Parents, teachers, veterans in the community and local cadets also attended the service at Alder Grange School, which included live performances of The Green Fields of France and Dulce et Decorum est, plus video presentations created and edited by pupils.


Rossendale Hospice, supported by its Corporate Ambassadors’ Group, is holding its second Schools & Youth Groups Enterprise Challenge for 2016.

Click the image to view the introductory video.

A pair of Alder Grange students paid a special tribute to a First World War soldier from Rawtenstall during a visit to the Battlefields in France. Rhea Kellar and Kathryn Hart, year eight students, were given the unique opportunity to visit the First World War Battlefields in France during a centenary tour. During the three day trip the Alder Grange students, and their teacher Cath Kenny, visited other memorable locations. These included Lijssenthoek Cemetery, In Flanders Fields Museum, Sunken Lane and Langemark Cemetery.

The annual Alder Grange Sponsored Walk took place on Wednesday 12th October 2016.  We would like to thank you for your co-operation and ‘whole school’ spirit that was displayed again this year.  Due to the success of our first walk, we have ordered the school minibus and it will be with us at the end of October.

A special day for the pupils where they could have some amazing desserts as part of their meal deals.






AgMag Summer 2015