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25th September 16

Examination Certificates

We have informed the examination boards that the school is closing and arranged for the certificates to be sent to an officer at LCC. We believe that they will send them out to the students. If you do not receive your certificates the point of contact at LCC is shown below:

Elaine Heaton
Professional Support Team
58-60 Guildhall Street

Message from the Governing Body of Glenburn Sports College

Over the past academic year there were just over 100 students in school, 48 of these relocated to other schools including Lathom, Up Holland, West Lancashire Community High School, Hope High School and Rainford High Technology College. The closure of the school is a very sad affair and the staff have been exceptionally professional demonstrating both an outstanding work ethic and excellent attendance. We are well aware that the school and the sports facilities will be a huge loss to the community.

Due to the fact that our site was designed for over 1000 students we were in a unique position where we could support a range of schools by redistributing furniture and resources. Last year we supported Lathom High School by providing them with a large amount of resources from a four storey teaching block. We were also pleased to provide them with a minibus and other resources this year. For example, we fully funded the cost of the seating from our arts theatre being transferred to Lathom.

We were also able to support many other Lancashire schools including Up Holland, Hope High School and West Lancashire Community High school. We were particularly happy to help a range of primary schools, many of which have educated Glenburn students over the years. We would like to thank the schools for the professional way in which they conducted themselves when visiting our site.

The staff are moving on, travelling to a range of destinations from Bolton to Preston. Of course some of them will still be found in local schools such as The Acorns, Up Holland High School, Burscough Priory and Hope High School.

The Governing Body would like to wish all Glenburn staff, our students past and present, and parents and carers the very best for the future. We would also like to thank you for your continued support over the years.

GCSE results 2016

Glenburn students made better progress in English and Maths than in the previous year. In fact the majority of subjects showed an increase on the results of the previous year, including Science which showed marked improvement. Subjects in which students performed particularly well include Textiles (100% A*-C), Further Maths (100% A*-C), and RE (100% A*-C). It was also pleasing that students studying French continue to perform well above the levels that are achieved nationally with 82% of students gaining A*-C.

Students have remained focused despite the obvious distraction provided by the consultation and decision on the future of the school. Staff have also been totally committed and have worked exceptionally hard to support our students. This has brought about further improvement this year.

The Governing Body and staff of Glenburn would like to congratulate all of our students on their results and we wish our Y11 students every success in the next stage of their education or employment. We also hope our former students, who have moved to a number of different schools, do well in their GCSEs when they take them  from 2017 onwards.


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The Governing Body wish to express their deep disappointment that the Independent Adjudicator approved the discontinuation of Glenburn Sports College from August 2016. Governors felt their proposal recognised the demand of the local community for the school to stay open and the future need for school places in Skelmersdale.
The Governors would like to thank all the members of the community, parents, students who have provided unwavering support. We would also like to thank those local council members who opposed the decision and our local MP for her support of the Parent Action Group. 
The Governing Body and school staff will continue to work hard to ensure the best outcomes and pastoral care for the Y9 and Y11 students who remain in the school next year.

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