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here for non-teaching Vacancies 
Headteacher's Welcome 
Welcome to the website of Sir Tom Finney Community High School. I hope you find it useful and informative .  
We pride ourselves on offering a happy, safe, caring and stimulating educational environment which ensures the unique nature of our students and their individual needs can be met. 
Our curriculum challenges, inspires, empowers and prepares our students on their journey toward adulthood; as they work alongside skilled, experienced and knowledgeable staff.  
We are fortunate to have fantastic support from our parents, other professionals and the local community.  
As our mission statement suggests we are all  
"Learning and Achieving Together" 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, professionals and volunteers to share this commitment. 
Please see the last results and comments from our parent questionaire for spring 2023. 
For our latest news and exciting information visit our Facebook page 
Requests for paper copies of any information on this website will be provided free of charge please contact the school office. 
Sir Tom Finney Community High School was opened in September 2008 as a generic secondary special school. 
It was officially opened by football legend Sir Tom Finney whose handprints and replica statue have pride of place at the school entrance. 
Sir Tom Finney passed away 14.2.14. He ensured a legacy of loyalty, sincerity and commitment and our school is proud to be associated with his name. 
Sir Tom Finney Community High School has developed its own distinct identity, ethos and principles on which it works. The school has had 4 full inspections and there has been an overriding agreement that the school's approach is always of the highest standard leading to positive outcomes for our learners across their personal, social, emotional and academic development in preparation for their adulthood beyond school. 
The school relocated to refurbished and new build premises in September 2015 at its current site on Ribbleton Hall Drive, with an opening event led by Andrew Flintoff MBE, Brian Finney and representatives from Lancashire County Council. The school has gone on to further develop the site to meet the ever changing needs of our student population. The most recent is the refurbishment of the upper floor which opened in September 2022 offering a range of classroom and resourced facilities. 
Our students are at the heart and centre of everything we are trying to achieve, underpinned by our visions and values
This website offers a 'flavour of' and 'information' about the school, but we welcome visitors coming to see us and meet us all in person. Please contact the main office should you wish make an appointment. 
As a member of Lancashire Special Schools Teaching Alliance we are a collaborative partner with East Lancashire teacher training provider ELIP. 
The Preston Primary and Secondary Alliance, provides graduates with a direct route into teaching through the PGCE school direct training programme. Information and how to apply can be found by clicking the logo. 
For further information regarding our school visit 
Get Information About Schools GIAS 
Please click on the above image to access LCC SEND local offer. 
All staff have undergone the training in the link above 
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