Together We Achieve!


At Anchorsholme Academy our curriculum fosters a sense of belonging and the desire for our school family to be curious, confident, communicative and collaborative learners. Our intent is that children leave our school as resilient, motivated lifelong learners with high aspirations for their future.

Curious – having a thirst for knowledge.

Confident – being resilient and demonstrating a growth mind-set and self-belief.

Communicative – vocabulary and interaction is the key to learning and understanding.

Collaborative – ability to work together respectfully and effectively towards a common goal.

Shaping Curious, Confident, Communicative and Collaborative Learners


General Info

Headteacher: Graeme Dow

Chair of Governors: Lucy Breakwell

SENDCo: Tina Foster

DSL: Amy Hylton

Safeguarding Policy

Admissions Policy

Complaints Policy

Quick Info

School Holidays
Re-open Monday 8th April 2024
Closed for May Day Bank Holiday (one day only) Monday 6th May 2024
Half-term – Close after school on Friday 24th May 2024
Re-Open Monday 10th June 2024
Summer Holidays – Close after school on Friday 19th July 2024
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Opening Hours

Our school doors open at 8:40am

Our school day ends at 3:10pm for Foundation children.
(The length of the day is 6 hours and 30 minutes)

Our school day ends at 3:15pm for KS1 & KS2.
(The length of the school day is 6 hours and 35 minutes)

This equates to 32 hours and 30 minutes per week for Foundation children, and 32 hours and 55 minutes per week for KS1 & KS2.


Our SENDCo is Mrs Tina Foster and she can be contacted at school on 01253 855215. SEND Support is provided by Mrs Jane Carter.

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The Designated Safeguarding lead for Anchorsholme Academy is Mrs Amy Hylton

Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:

  • Mr Graeme Dow
  • Mrs Tina Foster
  • Mrs Jane Carter

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Click here for our weekly newsletter Anchornews.

Out of School Care Clubs

Out of School Care Clubs provision is dependant on which Key Stage your child(ren) are in.

Key Stage 1 provision is provided by Kids Planet Anchorsholme.

Key Stage 2 provision is provided by Anchorsholme Academy.

Please click here for further information.

FSM Eligibility

Please click here to check your eligibility for the Free School Meal entitlement.

School Uniform


  • Grey Skirt or Pinafore Dress or Grey Trousers
  • White Shirt
  • Blue and Gold School Tie
  • Navy Blue School SweatshiQrt/Cardigan
  • Black Plain School Shoes (without colour or logos and not heeled shoes or boots)
  • White Plain Socks or Grey Plain Tights
  • Optional Summer Uniform – Blue & White Checked Dress


  • Grey Trousers
  • White Shirt
  • Blue and Gold School Tie
  • Navy Blue School Sweatshirt/Cardigan
  • Black Plain School Shoes (without colour or logos and not heeled shoes or boots)
  • Grey Plain Socks
  • Optional Summer Uniform – Sky Blue Short-Sleeved Polo Shirt and Grey Shorts

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Curriculum By-The-Sea

To learn more about our Curriculum By-The-Sea and see how we create confident, collaborative, communicative and curious learners, visit our Curriculum-by-the-sea page.

Job Vacancies

Further information regarding any Job Vacancies can be found here: or via our school office.

Before & After-School Club Sign Ups

Look out for further details of Before & After School Club on Class Dojo or Tapestry.

About Us

In September, 2013 Anchorsholme converted to become an academy as part of the Blackpool Multi-Academy Trust along with Devonshire Academy, Park Community Academy and Revoe Learning Academy and benefitted from a unique relationship which was established between the four schools. The MAT was then expanded to include Tor View Academy and Valley College, both in Rossendale and in November 2019 became The Sea View Trust.

The Sea View Trust Website

Everyone in the school is encouraged to develop to his or her full academic and creative potential and to think, question, discuss and evaluate.

The school promotes personal and social development. Everyone is encouraged to join in a wide variety of experiences in addition to those associated with the classroom. The pursuit of ideals and qualities such as enthusiasm is encouraged.

Co-operation and care for others is fostered. Everyone is encouraged to explore his or her responsibilities at home, at school and in the local and global environment.

The school is staffed and resourced with this in mind and the curriculum is planned to offer the widest possible range of opportunities. Constructive parental involvement in the life of the school is encouraged and all parents are welcome to contact and to visit the school as they wish.

The standard admission number is currently 90 and the school’s admission arrangements are as described by Blackpool Education Committee for all community Academies. Arrangements for admission to the school should be made either directly to the school or through the Blackpool Education Office, Bickerstaffe House, Talbot Road, Blackpool their phone number is 01253 476637.

School Prospectus | Reception Induction Information

We Are Anchorsholme Academy

School Address

Eastpines Drive

School Office Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Our Headteacher

Mrs Foster and I would like to welcome you to our school. I hope that the information contained in this website will help you to learn a little more about the life and work of Anchorsholme Academy. 

Graeme Dow



Wednesday 10th July

Year 1 and 2 Sports Day – Cancelled due to weather conditions

Weds 10th July

Meet the teacher – See Anchornews 668 for details



What Parents are Saying

“Anchorsholme prepares children to be independent learners, high achieving learners at high school.”

“Creates that safe welcoming environment that children love to be a part of.”

“Anchorsholme strives to bring out the best in every child and always ensures whatever support a child may require is provided. Communication between school and parents is excellent and staff are extremely focused in everything they do. Nothing is ever too much trouble and staff are always available to listen and help with understanding and compassion whatever the issue.”

“Anchorsholme creates a ‘family’ environment where everyone feels like they’re included and valued.”


Extra Curricular Activities

Staff Members

Years Established