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Ambition Belonging Success


Hello and Welcome to St Thomas's Centre

I am extremely proud and feel very privileged to be the Headteacher of St Thomas's Centre. This is a great school where great things happen. 

We are a pupil referral unit located within Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority. St Thomas's provides both full and part-time education for up to 165 young people aged 5-16. 


Ofsted Outstanding Provider


The pupils of St Thomas’s Centre all have additional social, emotional, or mental health learning needs. Some of the pupils also have additional SEND needs in other areas. Our pupils are aged 5- 16 and are taught over multiple sites in different provisions based on need.


  • "The staff at St Thomas's are very supportive and totally understand and able to meet the individual educational needs of our daughter. We cannot recommend the medical district team enough for their patient, caring and compassionate approach to teaching."

    Mr & Mrs Hayes

  • “We have a long standing relationship with both upper and lower schools for many years and the support and close communication never falters. Not all children can thrive in mainstream school and this is where St Thomas’s fill those shoes!! Nurture, understanding balanced with effective learning helps young people to feel more confident without the additional pressures of an overwhelming peer environment”

    Janet Haworth