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

  • BBC School Report

    Posted on: March 21, 2018

    For BBC School Report Day the pupils at Cardinal Allen reported on their visit to this years WE Day which was on...

  • We are reading

    Posted on: March 19, 2018

    Cardinal Allen Catholic High School has committed to Lancashire's 2018 year of reading in 2018.  During the...

  • Options Evening

    Posted on: March 15, 2018

    In the next academic year your child will enter Year 10 and the subjects he or she chooses now will determine th...

  • Apprenticeship Event

    Posted on: March 02, 2018

    We are delighted to invite you and your son/daughter to our Apprenticeship Event on Tuesday 6th March.This will ...

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I hope that our website and prospectus provide you with the information that you are looking for and give you a sense of what we are about. If you should have any questions about the school or would like to visit us on a working day, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Andrew Cafferkey Headteacher


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