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Our Vision

As a Church of England school, we aim to provide an education for life, enabling all of our school community to flourish and live life to the full.

An education that promotes ‘flourishing’ and ‘life in all its fullness’ means we …

  • Nurture young people in body, mind and spirit, recognising that there is a spiritual dimension to the fullness of life
  • Promote a culture of academic excellence and the highest expectations, set firmly within our Christian values, beliefs and practices
  • Encourage positive wellbeing, ethical living and good character development equally alongside academic progress
  • Value the development of wisdom alongside knowledge
  • See all young people as individuals, recognising their unique God-given talents, potential and purpose and seeking to nurture these through a rich and horizon-broadening curriculum
  • Recognise that ‘living well’ as an individual finds its greatest fulfilment in service and love for others
  • Believe that all pupils can and should flourish; we are unapologetically ambitious and aspirational for all pupils
  • Put the flourishing of pupils first, but recognise that for this to be achieved we must also have flourishing adults, reflected in the wellbeing of our staff
  • Welcome those of the Christian faith alongside those of other faiths and those of no faith
  • Are guided by God and our distinct Christian identity, ethos and values in all that we do

Our Values

  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Love
  • Wisdom
  • Courage
  • Integrity

Our Story

A school with a church foundation has existed on this site for 89 years. In 1932, All Saints Senior Church School was founded for the ‘nurture of the hearts and minds of the children’ of Wigan.  In 1970, All Saints School, alongside St Mark’s Boys’ School and St Matthew’s Girls’ School, closed to allow the formation of a new high school.  For the last 50 years, The Deanery Church of England High School has honoured that rich legacy and has been a beacon of distinctive Christian education for generations. Our school sits in the heart of Wigan and serves young people and families from every parish of our town.

Our Badge

Our history can be seen in our badge:

  • 30 dots represent the original 30 parishes in the Wigan Deanery
  • The red rose of Lancashire
  • 3 crosses to represent the original constituent schools
  • A branch from the Wiggin Tree

“To provide an education for life, enabling all of our school community to flourish and live life to the full.”

“An excellent, inclusive, aspirational learning community where pupils and adults are known, nurtured and inspired. ”

SIAMS, December 2021
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