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

  • Inclusion Room Co ordinator

    Posted on: June 11, 2018

    The Governors of this outstanding Catholic High School are seeking to appoint an InclusionRoom Co-ordinator. Pas...

  • Happy Retirement John

    Posted on: March 28, 2018

    After sixteen years as Site Supervisor, John Easton is retiring from Cardinal Allen. John took up his role on 22...

  • School News

    Posted on: March 28, 2018

    Its been a busy few months at Cardinal Allen, our pupils have been awarded for their voluntary service demonstra...

  • 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...

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Andrew Cafferkey Headteacher


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