Canon Slade School

Canon Slade


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Year 6 Transition Dates 2017

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Our school has a long and distinguished history, originally founded in 1855 by the then Vicar of Bolton, Canon James Slade. Over those one and a half centuries the school has served families throughout Bolton and much farther afield in providing an outstanding education set firmly within a strong Christian ethos.

Though our school has changed much since its inception our motto “Ora et labora” (Pray and Work) is still our guiding principle. It is this commitment to work and the Christian life that ensures the success of the school and our ability to flourish in a constantly changing and challenging world.

A visit to our magnificent chapel, completed in 2004, bears witness to the centrality of our Christian faith. Every member of our community is involved in an act of Christian worship each day and everyone is expected to do their best in every aspect of their work. High standards of behaviour are demanded and mutual respect is part of our embedded culture.

Our Christian values of compassion and love for one another allow each individual to grow in a safe, caring community which has high expectations for all. There are 1700 pupils and students on roll, including some 340 in the sixth form. The school has a well-deserved reputation not only for its outstanding academic work but also for Drama, Music, Sport, (Sportsmark Award and regular success in national competitions), and many other activities.

We are one of only three schools nationally to hold the distinguished Diamond Award for Cultural Diversity from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. The school is also a Cross of Nails Centre for Reconciliation in association with Coventry Cathedral. The Ofsted inspection of December 2012 rated the school to be outstanding in each of the four categories judged under the Inspection Framework.

The National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican School Report was also judged to be outstanding. Our facilities and the breadth of opportunities offered to young people are outstanding. The quality of teaching and learning, academic results, pastoral care, extra-curricular opportunities and Christian nurture at Canon Slade School stand amongst the best of the nation’s state schools.

Our school is a friendly, vibrant and exciting place in which every member of our school community is recognised and valued for the individual they are, made in the image of God, and where each is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential

My very best wishes

Alan Mottershead The Head Teacher

A Level Results 2017

Canon Slade School is celebrating superb A level and BTEC results once again this summer. Congratulations to our Year 13 students on their successes, and for all of the hard work and commitment to their A level and BTEC studies which have produced these...

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Examination Results August 2017

EXAMINATION RESULTS - August 2017 GCE A2 results will be available from 8:00am – 9:30am on Thursday 17th August in the Sixth Form Common Room. GCE AS results will be available from 10:30am – 12:00 noon on Thursday 17th August in the Sixth Form Common Room. GCSE...

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Dementia Friendly 2016-2017

In October all the pupils in Year 8 (plus some staff) all became Dementia Friends following training in Dementia Awareness from Joani who is a volunteer with the Alzheimers Society. Joani has also set up a café in Greenmount called D-Caf which runs once a...

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Music Department Germany Trip 2017

On Friday 23rd June 40 pupils and 4 members of staff from the music department departed school for the Rhineland region of Germany staying in the town Bad Honnef. The pupils put on two concerts while staying in Germany and the positive comments from both...

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Costa Scone Trip 2017

Following winning the Canon Slade Scone Competition, Harry Cohen and I were invited to Costa in Bolton College to reproduce my winning lemon, almond and cardamom scones; these were to be sold in the Costa Coffee shop to raise money for the Alzheimer’s charity. On the...

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Manchester Metropolitan University – Food Workshop 2017

On Thursday, 8 June 2017 the Food Department was delighted to welcome Dr Bartek Buczkowski and past student Kate Dines, to talk to interested Year 10 students at lunchtime. Twenty students took part in the workshop. The emphasis was on the role of sugar in the diet...

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Annual Dessert Competition – Week Beginning 22 May 2017

The GCSE Food groups enjoyed taking part in our annual dessert competition. The brief was ‘design a restaurant quality chilled individual dessert.’ Students had 30 minutes to assemble the dessert and could use standard components. Everyone was provided with a stemmed...

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Bag2School – Thursday 4th May

This fund-raising initiative at Canon Slade is run by a company that specialises in collecting good quality second hand clothing for re-use. Also, it gives you an opportunity to sort out your cupboards and wardrobes and diverts unwanted textiles away from landfills....

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Image Attributions

With due thanks to the providers of images used in our slider and site:

“guitar” flickr photo by Nibe181 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

“Anita’s Clarinet” flickr photo by squeezebox_huf shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license


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