Welcome to our School and Sixth Form

I would like to personally welcome you to Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form. We provide an excellent education in all areas of the curriculum and learning opportunities which help students to recognise their unique qualities, develop their skills and ambitions and achieve their aims in the rapidly changing technological world of today. Rivington and Blackrod High School is a Church of England voluntary controlled 11-18 High School founded in 1566 by the Bishop of Durham. The school has held an important place in this community for centuries, many of our students have parents and grandparents who themselves were educated here.  We want every young person to succeed, knowing and feeling that they matter. We provide the very best care, guidance and...


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School Events

Mon, 10th November 2014

Debating Matters Competition
The 'Debating Matters' Competition is being held in E1.

Tue, 11th November 2014

Coffee Morning - Year 7 Parents
We are holding a Coffee Morning for parents of year 7 students at Rivington and Blackrod Lower School on...

Rivington School Direct 2015

School Direct is a new initiative that enables prospective trainees an opportunity to choose the group of schools they would like to be trained in. It also gives them a greater opportunity to develop much closer links with those schools during and after their training. Rivington School Direct is a partnership of eleven secondary schools in Bolton and one North West University supported by primary and secondary special schools and the Bolton Pupil Referral Service to deliver Initial Teacher Training. Harper Green School, Ladybridge High School, Mount St Joseph Business and Enterprise College,...


Latest News

  • Hillsborough Talk

    Our year 10 GCSE Drama students were able to experience first-hand accounts of the footballing disaster of ‘Hillsborough’ when guest speaker Peter Etherington came into Rivington and Blackrod High School. This year will mark the fifth year...

  • WJEC GCSE English Literature Set Texts

    Dear Parent/Guardian Your son/daughter is following the WJEC GCSE English Literature course this year and will sit the external examinations for this subject in May. As part of the course your son/daughter has to study the following set texts on...

  • Author, Sam Angus visits RBHS

    Sam Angus, author of the book Soldier Dog, came into Rivington and Blackrod High School to talk to year 7 students about her books and in particular her new book called, ‘Captain’. Sam was an inspiration to the students, telling them about how...

  • News from the Old Rivingtonians

    There are few former pupil associations in the country with a longer continuous history than the Old Rivingtonians Association.  It was founded in 1904 and has a membership in excess of 200.  It is an association which is an integral part...

  • School is awarded Gold IIP Award

    Rivington and Blackrod High School is committed to the development and wellbeing of its staff and that is official. The school has been awarded the Gold Investors in People Award for the third time running. The award is an internationally...


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Rivington and Blackrod High School
Rivington Lane

Tel: 01204 333266
Fax: 01204 333264
Email: head@rbhs.co.uk

Lower School and The Pathway Centre
Albert Street

Tel: 01204 333366
Fax: 01204 333367
Email: lowerschool@rbhs.co.uk

Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form
Rivington Lane

Tel: 01204 333266
Fax: 01204 333264
Email: sixthform@rbhs.co.uk

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