Situated in the Northwest of England, Lancashire is home to some of the best schools in the country. We know every parent wants the best for their children, especially when it comes to education.
Before relocating, or maybe you live in the area and are looking to start a family, you may be wondering about the local schools. Well, we can help!
In this blog, we are going to showcase the best primary, secondary and special schools in Lancashire. We’ll also highlight what it’s like to live in the area and how you can find an affordable home in Lancashire.
Best Primary Schools In Lancashire
Moss Side Primary School - Leyland, Barrow Urc Primary School – Barrow In Furness and Stoneyholme Community Primary School – Burnley are all excellent primary schools in the Lancashire area, with an outstanding Ofsted rating.
If you require a religious school, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School - Burnley and St John’s Church of England Primary School - Accrington are also deemed outstanding.
Best Secondary Schools In Lancashire
If you already have a family and your children are older, you’ll be happy to know there are a fantastic selection of secondary schools in Lancashire.
Aside from Ofsted reports, secondary schools in Lancashire and around the country are also rated on other data, such as GCSE results, Attainment 8 scores, pupil-to-teacher ratios and absence rates.
If you have girls and would like them to go to an all-girls school, then your selection of schools is the best of the bunch.
The top secondary school in Lancashire is an all-girl school. This is Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School – Blackburn. Only 10 minutes’ drive from Accrington.
On the other hand, if you have boys and would prefer them to be in education of the same sex, we have two outstanding schools, Both situated 10 minutes outside of Chorley and Accrington respectively: Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School – Blackburn and Eden Boys’ School – Preston.
Alternatively, mixed schools in Lancashire include Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and the top school in Colne Fishermore High School.
Looking for a secondary school located in the area of Lancashire? But, we haven’t covered it head over to LancsLive.
Special Schools In Lancashire
If you have a young or older child with learning difficulties and you require a specialist school, you’ll be pleased to know Lancashire has many great choices.
Situated in Burnley, Holly Grove is known and rated as an outstanding primary school. For the older child, we have an array of choices but one we’d particularly like to point out is situated in Leyland – Aurora Bramble's school.
Is Lancashire A Nice Place To Live?
Yes! Especially for families or couples looking to start a family.
Lancashire has everything to offer, from its abundance of gorgeous countryside, thriving towns and villages, and bustling cities, you certainly won’t be out of options when taking the family out.
Lancashire has a calendar of events - something for every member of the family. This includes food and drink festivals for the parents and farm days, railway attractions and many more family-centred events for the children.
Starting a family can be a daunting task so why not live in a county that’s known for its affordability. Affordability is important when it comes to choosing a place to live, and for anyone on a low income, it will be a priority.
Accent Housing In Lancashire
Accent Housing homes in Lancashire are located in the following areas:
Accent Housing is a housing association that has been providing quality, affordable homes.
We currently have more than 20,000 homes across England, spread over the North, East and South – including many homes in Lancashire. We also have a range of sheltered accommodation available in Lancashire and across the North West. Also known as Independent Living Schemes, our sheltered accommodation is designed for seniors who want to live independently in a secure environment within a community.
Finding a housing association home in Lancashire couldn’t be easier! Simply create a Let’s Move account and start searching for suitable properties in the area.
Alternatively, head to our Search Function and you can start browsing for homes in the Lancashire area. If you find a property, log in to your Let’s Move account and apply for it.
Get In Touch
Alternatively, if you would like help getting on the property ladder, you may be able to buy a home in Lancashire through a Shared Ownership scheme. Get in touch with our experienced property sales team Homemade to find out more.