Mount Carmel is the Roman Catholic High School serving the people of Hyndburn.

With Christ at the heart of our community, we believe in the worth and dignity of each individual. Our aim is to nurture their gifts and talents by providing a caring, challenging and stimulating environment in which effective teaching and learning takes place.

We seek to encourage our students to witness Christ’s teaching and to participate in building the Kingdom of God.

Visitors always comment on the warm welcome they receive and the ‘family’ atmosphere at Mount Carmel.

We are proud that we offer a safe and stimulating learning environment so that pupils enjoy coming to school, are visibly happy and extremely proud of their school as well as being proud of themselves and their many achievements.

  • Pastoral Leaders. Assistant Pastoral Leaders and Form Tutors are focused on all aspects of achievement, well-being and behaviour as well as day to day issues
  • Approximately 80 prefects in Year 11 help staff ensure that everybody is safe and happy.
  • A very active and supportive PTFA group meet regularly and support numerous school events.
  • Parents’ evenings are provided as a chance to speak to your child’s teachers about their progress.



All pupils are taught Religious Education. This ensures that all pupils have a good understanding of the Catholic Faith as well as other world religions.

Our pupils experience daily prayer and worship but we also offer short liturgies at key times during the year so that pupils are taught the significance of Christian celebrations such as Christmas and Easter from a Catholic perspective. Pupils experience days off timetable where they are asked to reflect on spiritual, moral and social issues.

  • Salford Diocese inspection graded us ‘outstanding’ in our Welcome, Welfare & Witness.
  • Multi-cultural and multi-faith celebrations & activities help develop and support community cohesion.
  • The G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together) pupil team arrange liturgies in school.
  • A group of pupils visit local residential homes to offer companionship and friendship to the elderly.

In all years, the curriculum is broad and balanced. The range of subjects offered ensure that pupils can follow pathways which prepare them for the future.

In addition, the curriculum is extended by offering a wide offer of clubs and activities after school. Higher attaining students are stretched by more challenging teaching and an enhanced extra-curricular programme. Individual support programmes are developed for pupils with additional needs to break down barriers to learning and enrichments to the curriculum include subject specific visits as well as team building residential trips to a wide range of places including Poland, Lockerbie, Greece, Spain, Holland and France.