CHILDREN are developing into ‘confident people well equipped for modern Britain’ thanks to the leadership at a secondary school, according to Ofsted.

Blackburn Central High School continues to be ‘good’, the education watchdog said after an inspection.

Inspector Helen O’Neill said: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education.

“All leaders, governors and staff are highly committed to pupils and their families.”

She said the Haslingden Road school has increased the number of teaching staff and developed new roles to support pupils while there is a ‘culture of safeguarding which runs throughout the school’.

She said: “The curriculum is broad and balanced. The curriculum pathways offered to pupils at key stage four are wide and varied.”

Headteacher Diane Atkinson said: “I would like to thank students, staff, governors and parents for their support of Blackburn Central High School.

“Together we are doing an amazing job.”