Education in UK
Add school to
Staffordshire University

Last modified:
American InterContinental University - London
The Norton Knatchbull School - Ashford
Gossops Green Community Primary School - Gossops Green
Great Ballard School - Chichester
Georgian Gardens Community Primary School - Rustington
Fordwater School - Chichester
Fonthill Lodge School - East Grinstead
Fairway Infant School - Copthorne
Elm Grove Infant School - Littlehampton
Elm Grove First School - Worthing
Yew Tree Primary School - Yew Tree Estate
Yew Tree Community Primary School - Aston
Woodway Park School & Community College - Coventry
Woodthorpe Primary School - Kings Heath
Woodrush Community High School - Specialist Technology College - Birmingham
Woodlands Primary School - Willenhall
Woodfield Infant School - Penn
Wood Green High School College of Sport - Wood Green Road
Wolverhampton Grammar School - Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Girls High School - Wolverhampton
Wollescote Primary School - Wollescote
Wodensfield Primary School - Wednesfield
Wodensborough Community Technology College - Wednesbury
Withymoor Primary School - Off Turners Lane Quarry Bank
Willenhall School Sports College - Willenhall
Whitehouse Common Primary School - Sutton Coldfield
Edward Bryant Primary School - Bognor Regis
Eastergate C E Primary School - Eastergate
West House School - Edgbaston
East Wittering Community Primary School - East Wittering
Welford Primary School - Handsworth
East Preston Junior School - East Preston
Wednesfield Village Primary School - Wednesfield
East Preston Infant School - East Preston
Wednesfield College (Specialist Engineering School) - Wednesfield
Durrington Middle School - Durrington
Ward End Primary School - Ward End
Walsgrave C E Primary School - Coventry
Durrington First School - Durrington

Anchorsholme Primary School
Eastpines Drive, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 3RX, UK Blackpool
+44 (0)1253 855215


Anchorsholme Primary School was opened in 1967 and is housed in a modern spacious building in a pleasant residential area to the north of Blackpool. The school caters for children between the ages of four and eleven years and there are currently 623 pupils on roll. The teaching areas have been so arranged that the infant and junior departments are integrated yet are still able to maintain their own special identity within a modern primary school. A new purpose built early years unit, housing three classrooms, was built in 1999 and a five-classroom KS2 extension was completed in October 2001. A third major building programme to improve the school’s reception reae and to allow covered access to our Foundation Stage classrooms was completed in 2004.


Everyone in the school is encouraged to develop to his or her full academic and creative potential and to think, question, discuss and evaluate.

The school promotes personal and social development. Everyone is encouraged to join in a wide variety of experiences in addition to those associated with the classroom. The pursuit of ideals and qualities such as enthusiasm is encouraged.

Co-operation and care for others is fostered. Everyone is encouraged to explore his or her responsibilities at home, at school and in the local and global environment.

The school is staffed and resourced with this in mind and the curriculum is planned to offer the widest possible range of opportunities. Constructive parental involvement in the life of the school is encouraged and all parents are welcome to contact and to visit the school as they wish.


Facilities within the school are excellent with each of the twenty-one classrooms having its own interactive whiteboard, practical area, sink and storage space. Toilet and cloakroom facilities are provided for each class base.

The school is fortunate to have two assembly halls, a dedicated ICT suite, a multipurpose training room, a purpose built library, a reading room, a drama and audio visual aid room, a medical room, a curriculum resource area, a print room and a Deputy Headteacher's room.

Gardens surround the main building and a greenhouse is sited close to the schoolhouse. A corner of the grounds has been developed as an outside classroom and conservation area to support various curriculum projects. There are extensive hard and grass play areas within the school environment.


At the present time there are twenty-four full-time teachers (including Headteacher) and four part-time teachers on the staff of the school. In addition, six full-time, fully qualified nursery assistants, a learning mentor, fifteen part-time teaching assistants and a librarian are employed by the school.

The Deputy Headteacher, Key Stage 2 Assistant Headteacher, and part-time teachers do not have responsibility for a class but provide curriculum cover throughout the school.

At the present time the infant department contains nine mixed ability classes and the junior department twelve mixed ability classes.

The school has Training School status and is an Associate School of the St Martin’s College Lancaster, from where students are assigned each year as part of their initial teacher training.

The school has formal curriculum partnership agreements with five other Blackpool primary schools and with Montgomery High School, Blackpool and Hodgson High School, Poulton. Anchorsholme is the lead primary school in the Tower Network Learning Community.

primary schools in Blackpool, secondary schools in Blackpool, schools in Blackpool

Editorial office:
tel. + 48 (094)