About Our School
Welcome to Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College.
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. To get the full picture, arrange to visit us. You will be made very welcome.
LSA Technology and Performing Arts College is a learning community for students aged 11-18. 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 1600+ students.
The school’s motto: ‘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 school. Our 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 respect. Students 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 life. Everyone 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.
A Trust School
LSA Technology and Performing Arts College is a Foundation School supported by the Lytham St Annes Learning Trust. The Trust is made up of representatives of the main partners of the school: Blackpool and the Fylde College, The Dukes Theatre, NHS North Lancashire, University of Central Lancashire and Fylde Coast YMCA. The Trust exists to enhance the education of students at the school and to promote community cohesion in Lytham St Annes.
In 2012 the school’s work was recognised by invitation to join the Leading Edge, a network of high performing schools, designed to support those schools in sharing leading and innovative practice.
LSA Technology and Performing Arts College has twice been awarded the prestigious International School Award in recognition of our commitment to providing high quality international dimension to our curriculum. The International School section of our website will give you a flavour of the experiences and opportunities available to our students.
LSA Technology and Performing Arts College is divided into seven colleges, six for the 11 - 16 part of the school and one for our post 16 students. Our main school colleges are named after individuals who have shaped our learning or inspired us, and were chosen by our students: King, Whittle, Holmes, Lennon, Curie and Newton.
The college is the focal point of the community to which our students and staff belong, providing pastoral care, welfare and guidance as well as opportunity to be involved in a whole range of inter - college activities.
Each main school college has around 220 students only, divided into 10 forms; two form groups from Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. The form tutor moves up through the college with their form, ensuring five years of continuity.
These arrangements ensure that LSA has the feel of a small school in which students are known as individuals and valued for their unique contribution to college and school.
The school was inspected in March 2017 and judged ‘Good’. The full inspection report can be accessed from the link on our website. Whilst we were naturally delighted by that judgement, our intention is to build and develop, not to stand still.