Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

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Thomas Whitham Sixth Form
Thomas Whitham Sixth Form
Barden Lane

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BB10 1JB

TypeSixth Form Centre
Closed31 August 2020
Local authority Lancashire County Council
Department for Education URN 135000 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Chair of GovernorsMr T Litherland
Head teacherMs D Swyft
Age16to 18

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form was a mixed 16 to 18 sixth form centre in Burnley, Lancashire.


The sixth form opened in September 2006, as part of the first wave of a nationwide 10 to 15-year programme of capital investment funded by the Department for Education and Skills called Building Schools for the Future..

For the first two years of its existence, under the temporary name of Burnley Schools' Sixth Form, it occupied the site of the former Barden High School, before moving into new premises in September 2008, on an adjacent site. It is named after Thomas Whitham VC who served during World War I. It was judged "good with outstanding features" in an inspection by Ofsted in 2011.

Due to decreasing number of students, and a worsening financial position, the 6th Form was closed in 2020.

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