Walton-Le-Dale Arts College and High School

Walton-Le-Dale Arts College & High School
Established 1957
Type Community school
Headteacher Tony Hill
Location Brindle Road
Bamber Bridge
Coordinates: 53°44′11″N 2°39′17″W / 53.73646°N 2.65476°W / 53.73646; -2.65476
Local authority Lancashire
DfE number 888/4150
DfE URN 119743 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website waltonledaleartscollege.co.uk

Walton-Le-Dale Arts College & High School is a secondary school near Preston, Lancashire, England.


Walton-Le-Dale Arts College & High School was opened in 1957 as a 3 form entry secondary school for boys and girls aged 11–15 years. The school grew gradually until, in 1977, it was reorganised as an 11-16 comprehensive school. Despite being a comprehensive, the school tried to establish a grammar school type ethos, with the senior teachers wearing academic gowns for morning assemblies, a coat of arms, and a motto, "Knowledge is Strength". The pupils were typically streamed into classes W,A,L,T for the upper band, O and N for the middle band, and H,B, and S for the lower band. There was further streaming for sets for the core subjects of maths, English, history, Geography, French, and the sciences. Following end of year examinations pupils would often be moved between sets but only rarely between bands. In addition the pupils were allocated into 4 different houses for sporting competitons, these being Shaftesbury colour red, Jenner colour green, Newton colour yellow and Faraday colour blue. The school submitted a bid for dual specialist status in performing arts and business and enterprise in 2005.[1]


  1. "School goes for special status- and 3500,000!". Leyland Guardian. 2004-11-18. Staff at Walton-le-Dale High School are putting the final touches to their bid for dual status of Performing Arts with Business and Enterprise.
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