Skip to main content
Monthly Archives

November 2018

Drop in Mondays

By General News

From 7th January 2019 Larches High School will be holding  a drop in session between 9am – 11am every Monday.

All Parents & Carers are welcome to join Theresa Wilson our Family Support for a coffee and a chat.

KS3 Drama Trip

By General News

The KS3 Drama Trip: Horrible Histories – The Terrible Tudors

Cannon balls narrowly missed us, beetles crawled around our feet and legendary historical figures were brought to life at the Preston Guild Hall.

This Horrible Histories production was no ordinary performance and no ordinary history lesson! It was impressive to watch three actors portray a vast amount of historical characters, from the arrogant Henry VII to the enigmatic Elizabeth I.

The first half included witch hunts, gory punishments and Henry VIII and his many wives. The performance depicted historical facts with heaps of humour and eruptions of song. Even Greensleeves, the famous flirtatious song to woo Anne Boleyn, was altered to refer to the colour of Anne’s undergarments or her lack of a hanky!

In the second half we had to wear 3D glasses, as rockets raced towards us. It was as real as any firework display. We had to avoid all sorts of creatures, as we watched historical ‘medicines’ being administered. As we sailed on a ship to battle the Spanish Armada, we had to dodge splinters of wood and avoid being seasick.

It was a great experience and a good time was had by all.

Horrible Histories 1

Horrible Histories 2

Preston Teaching School Alliance

By General News


Want to teach?

The Preston Teaching School Alliance School Direct training programme provides graduates with a direct route into teaching. The Preston Alliance, working in partnership with the University of Cumbria, consists of a variety of primary, secondary and special schools with a proven track record of providing outstanding teacher training. You will be trained by outstanding teachers within the alliance and receive specialist input from University of Cumbria staff leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Our subjects

For the 2019-20 one year course we are recruiting for the following subjects:


PGCE General Primary (5-11 years)


PGCE Secondary Education with QTS: (11-16 years)

Art & Design Biology Chemistry Computer Science
Design & Technology Drama English Geography
History Mathematics Modern Languages
Physical Education Physics Religious Education

For more information

We will be delighted to help with any enquiries regarding our School Direct programme. If you have any questions please telephone Sandra Duggan (Secondary), on 01772 867210 or email at or Laura Adams (Primary), on 01772 863849 or email

For more information regarding the PGCE General Primary with QTS (5 – 11 years) qualification and programme of study go to the University of Cumbria website link.

For more information regarding the PGCE Secondary Education qualification and programme of study go to the University of Cumbria website link. 

How to apply

You can apply for School Direct from October 2018 for the training starting in September 2019.

Larches High Halloween Horrors!

By General News

Larches Nurture group enjoyed a Halloween party last week.  They were joined by staff and pupils from Acorns School, taking part in lots of activities: bingo, pin the smile on the pumpkin, sensory tombstone trick or treat fun and a fancy dress photo booth.  All staff and pupils had a memorable day – creating memories and friendships to carry on into the future.

Halloween Horrors 1

Halloween Horrors 2

Halloween Horrors 3

Halloween Horrors 4

Halloween Horrors 5

Halloween Horrors 6

Student Council

By General News

A new school student council was formed in September 2018 bringing together elected representatives from all form groups fortnightly to ensure the pupils voice is heard within school regularly and effectively. Agenda items discussed to date include behaviour consequences and rewards, books for the library and upcoming charity events.