A HIGH school headteacher has said she is looking forward to another successful year after a long list of achievements.

Within a school news letter, Vicky Povey, head of Burnley High School, said the centre welcomed its biggest group of year sevens to date, 120 pupils.

The school in Byron Street also announced it would be introducing a therapy dog, Earl, to help improve pupil's mental health and wellbeing.

The dog will be trained over the year and introduced into the summer term.

Miss Povey said: "As we approach the end of yet another very successful term for the school, I would like to share with you some of the wonderful achievements that have taken place over the last two half terms.

The pupils have settled into life at BHS very well and have integrated into our family nicely.

"Our admission figures, although were incredibly high last year, are once again very strong with over 500 families applying for our 90 places for September 2018.

"This is spectacular and I am very proud of all the staff students and supporters of Burnley High School who continue to make the school a wonderful place to be.

"Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the staff, students and families of Burnley High School for your continued support and to wish you a prosperous New Year."