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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    Posted on: June 15, 2017

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    Posted on: March 27, 2017

    AppealsOn the 1st March 2017, Blackpool & Lancashire Local Authorities will inform parents of the secondary ...

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    Posted on: March 24, 2017

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Andrew Cafferkey Headteacher


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