The school is named after Cardinal William Allen, a Lancashire man, who was born in 1532 and is known to have lived as a young boy at Rossall near to the site of the school. His determination not to abandon his Catholic faith during the reign of Elizabeth I caused William to flee to the continent where he founded the English Seminary at Douai and the Venerable English College in Rome in order t...

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Recent News

  • Beacon Fell Snake Sculpture

    Posted on: December 07, 2018

    For some time pupils from Cardinal Allen have been busy fundraising and supporting the renovation of the "Walkin...

  • October 2018 Newsletter

    Posted on: October 19, 2018

    Please find a link to our October 2018 Newsletter.Our latest newsletter leads with the very sad news of the pass...

  • Fr Gerry Dunn

    Posted on: October 19, 2018

    It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Fr Gerry Dunn passed away earlier this week. Fr Ge...

  • Newsletter

    Posted on: July 16, 2018

    It's our July 2018 Newsletter and final publication for the 2017-18 School Year.  This is a feature pa...

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Andrew Cafferkey Headteacher


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