Unity Student awarded the Young Citizen Award 2016


Adam Broxton, a Unity College year 7 student, was commended in the “The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2016” in recognition of his selfless attitude.

Adam moved into his terminally ill grandma’s house to care for her, giving up spending time with his friends and his own home comforts and luxuries.

Adam, who enjoys playing rugby, was presented with his award in a ceremony at the Lancashire Police Headquarters in Hutton.

Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire, said: “The Young Citizen of the Year Award promotes young people’s achievements, highlighting the valuable contribution they make to the communities in which they live.

“We were delighted with the number and variety of entrants for this year’s prize.”


Schools drama competition highlights road safety issues

Unity College were celebrating after being named runners up in finals of the Lancashire “The Beats” competition that was held at Preston Guild Hall on Tuesday 8 March 2016. 

The college qualified for the final of this competition where they had to research, develop and perform a piece of drama highlighting the issues of road safety. 

The year 8 students were the youngest team in the final and focussed their drama piece on peer pressure and risk taking behaviour near roads.  They performed to an audience of over 500 people and battled with stiff competition from schools and colleges across the whole of Lancashire with the other students being mainly GCSE and A level students,  to be awarded runners up in this prestigious competition. 

The competition is organised by Lancashire County Council and supported by Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire and Rescue.  The students were awarded a prize of £250 for the college. 

The Beats Team

The Unity team were Emily Hughes, Joe Dickenson, Katie Jackson, Ariane Limmer, Ruby Hawkes, Halle Abbott and Lydia Cryer.

First World War Trench Models


Year 8 students were set a homework task of designing a model to show the features of a First World War trench system. They have been studying the war in detail over the last month looking at its causes, the hardships the men faced and issues like censorship and propaganda. As usual Unity College students rose to the challenge and produced several fantastic models and even some trench shaped cakes!

Islanders on ‘Cue’


Treasure Island’s before and after school club attendees raised enough money
over the last year to purchase a new entertainment table.  Games include Pool, Ping Pong and Air Hockey.

2016 Admissions/Appeals

Parents should now have received notification of their child’s secondary school place for September 2016.

We have been inundated with telephone calls from parents were their child has not been allocated a place at Unity College. If you are unhappy with your child’s allocated school please contact the Area Education Office on one of the following:

Burnley     pupilaccess.east@lancashire.gov.uk

Burnley     01254 220718 or 220708

If you wish to appeal against the decision or explore alternative options you can find information about appeals and waiting lists on the LEA website. You are urged to access the reserve list and appeals processes as soon as possible. Please note that the offer situation does change for many families as the process rolls forward through reserve list and appeals processes.

Please note you must confirm that you want your child’s name on reserve lists for other school and academies and appeals information by Friday 11th March 2016.

Arty Party Winners!

Last term students who attended the Arty Party after school club on a Tuesday worked on a toy box competition which had a Toy Story theme.  This involved designing, making and decorating the actual toy box.

Three winners were chosen and received a variety of toys to put in their winning box!  The winners are pictured below with their toy box designs;   

Beth Lumsden – Year 9

Darcie Swift – Year 7

Katie Mould – Year 7

Samaritans Purse – Operation Christmas child


North students worked really hard and all contributed to filling shoe boxes with presents for children living in situations of war, poverty, disease, and natural disaster.  A total of 45 shoe boxes were filled with goodies from hygiene items, school supplies, toys and other gifts.


Each box also contained a greeting card, letter or personal note for the child that receives the parcel. North house also raised £135 to cover postage costs of the shoe boxes. Well done North House!

Year 11 Exam & Revision Information

Exam board information and a revision guide for parents can be found in the Parent section of the website, under Exam Timetables.

Chemistry at Work Day

IMG_1331a This week nine of our students took part in Lancashire Chemistry at Work Day at Burnley College. The day consisted of a range of exciting hands on STEM Challenges, Experiments and Careers advice with a strong emphasis on Chemistry and Science. 

Students met with and presented projects to employers from Industry such as Cogent Skills and NSG Environmental (a nuclear waste management company) and the Royal Society of Chemistry.




Joseph Lord, year 9, was awarded the Best Practical Application Award during an experiment where he synthesized a biodegradable polymer.

Prospective Parents Evening

Thank you to all the students and parents who came to our Prospective Parents Evening.  We hope you enjoyed the evening and our fantastic facilities.  If you’d like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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