A School for the Future
Dedicated to St Ambrose Barlow, a
local Martyr and Saint, the school was established in 1985 as a
result of an amalgamation of the Hollies RC High School for Girls
and St Marks RC High School for Boys.
In April 2010, The
Barlow began a programme of building work at an estimated
investment of £11.2 million. The renovation work was part
of the Building Schools for the Future programme; the
Government's investment in rebuilding and refurbishing secondary
schools in England.
The first phase of the building
work was completed over the summer holidays of 2011 and in
September 2011, our brand new, high-specification science block
opened its doors for the first time. At the heart of the school's
science specialism, the new building houses three specialist labs,
two multi-use labs, two science studios, an ICT learning area and
two prep rooms.
These facilities came in addition
to a new drama and dance studio, sports hall, ICT suites, astro
turf pitch and reception area. The renovation concluded in August
2012 with remodelled English, Maths, Design & Technology
and Art departments; offering an environment that is both
purposeful and inspiring.
For more information about the BSF
project at The Barlow, you can view the plans: