b'Canon Slade School Head Teacher: Mrs K Sudworth BEd NPQHCanon Slade School has a long and distinguished history, originally founded in 1855 by the then Vicar of Bolton, Canon James Slade.Over that time, the school has served families throughout Bolton and much farther afield in providing an outstanding education set firmly within a strong Christian ethos.We are blessed with a beautiful 57-acre site in the foothills of the West Pennine Moors.We enjoy splendid views and have hundreds of mature trees, a river bank and two ponds.Recently, eleven new classrooms along with new and improved sports and dining facilities have been completed to improve the facilities at our school.Our motto "Ora et labora" (Pray and Work) is our guiding principle.It is this commitment to work and the Christian life that drives the success of the school and our ability to flourish in a constantly changing and challenging world.Our magnificent chapel at the front of the school 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 seeks to do their best in every aspect of their work.High standards of behaviour are expected and mutual respect is part of our culture, making this a lovely place in which to work.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.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.There are 1700 students on roll, including over 300 in the sixth form. The school has a well-deserved reputation, not only for its academic work but also for Drama, Music, Sport and many other activities.We are in the top 1% of all schools nationally for sport.Our students progress onto Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, the Royal Northern CollegeofMusicandotherworld-classinstitutionseachyearandwealsosupportstudentstogain apprenticeships and employment.We are a Gold Duke of Edinburgh direct entry centre and one of only three schools nationally to hold the distinguished Diamond Award for Cultural Diversity.Canon Slade 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 all areas. In November 2017, our work as a Church of England school was also graded outstanding again in the SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection.Thank you for your interest in our school. I am blessed to be Headteacher of Canon Slade School.There is so much to admire in what has been created here over the years, in a traditional but forward-looking school, with a large number of students and staff, but where each individual is known, nurtured and cared for individually. As a parent, myself, I know how important it is that every child is supported.We believe every child can achieve and we want our children to be safe, happy and successful ambassadors for Canon Slade.If you are considering joining us as a prospective student or member of staff, then we look forward to receiving your application and to working with you as a part of the Canon Slade family in due course.There is additional information on our website which I hope you enjoy exploring.We are also happy to hear from you by email, phone or in person.Mrs Karen Sudworth HeadteacherBradshaw BrowT: 01204 333343Bolton E: Contact@canon-slade.bolton.sch.ukBL2 3BPPastoral@canon-slade.bolton.sch.ukW: www.canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk'