Welcome to Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

- Mr Baker (Head Teacher)

LSA Technology and Performing Arts College is a learning community for students aged 11-18 and has a long and proud history of excellence since opening in 1955 as Ansdell County Secondary School. As one of the largest schools in Lancashire, we can offer a wide range of curricular & extra-curricular activities, along with Technology and Performing Arts College status. This is a comprehensive school which values all students equally, whatever their background or ability.  We are committed to offering an excellent education, opportunities and high standards of learning and pastoral care for every one of our 1400+ students. 

I hope our website gives you a flavour of our wonderful, vibrant school and particularly a sense of the work and achievements of our students.  They make the school an exciting and stimulating place to learn and to work. If you would like to know more about Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone, email or arrange a visit.

The school’s vision: ‘A Learning Community In Pursuit Of Excellence’. 

This sums up our ethos and values.


Ethos and Values

The school’s ethos and values are described as follows:

Learning is the main purpose of our schoolOur students will be educated to be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning. They will be able to research and critically evaluate information, they will seek and take advice and know how to learn effectively. Students will show that they are eager to learn and that they enjoy their life in school. They will be able to demonstrate that they are literate, numerate and creative and have the technological and life skills necessary for the future.


People in our school community are to be treated equally and with fairness and respectStudents will have respect for themselves, for others and for their environment. Students will display leadership and the ability to work in teams. We welcome and value every young person, whatever their academic ability, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality or background. Our school represents and reflects the community it serves though we teach students to be positive role models and active citizens of the United Kingdom and of the wider world.


Excellence is something all students and adults working in the school should aim for in every aspect of school lifeEveryone is capable of excellence and can show it through how they communicate with and care for each other, through their extra – curricular achievements and through standards of teaching and of learning. One indicator of excellence is the academic achievement of our students. Our ambition is that all our students will leave school with at least 5 A* - C GCSEs or equivalent and post 16 results which will prepare students for their future and allow entry to their university or employment of choice.