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

  • Chaplain Vacancy

    Posted on: January 26, 2018

    Required for May 2018, the Governors of this outstanding Catholic high school are seeking to appoint an exceptio...

  • 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge

    Posted on: January 17, 2018

    The teachers and pupils at Cardinal Allen Catholic High School are very excited to announce that we have just si...

  • Million Minutes Winner 2017

    Posted on: November 24, 2017

    We are very proud of Matthew Gowens who has won the Barbara Ward Award for the recognition of young people who h...

  • Feast of Christ the King

    Posted on: November 16, 2017

    Also celebrating National Youth SundayALL staff, pupils, parents and friends are MOST WELCOME to Mass ...

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I hope that our website and prospectus provide you with the information that you are looking for and give you a sense of what we are about. If you should have any questions about the school or would like to visit us on a working day, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Andrew Cafferkey Headteacher


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