Academy Principal's Welcome

Dear Parent/Carer,

It is with immense pride that I introduce myself as the new Principal of Montgomery High School.  My name is Stephen Careless and I am excited to be taking the lead at this fantastic school.  I have been hugely impressed with both the staff and students in my first few weeks at the school so far, as well as the superb facilities and opportunities available here.  

It is our duty to the community we serve to ensure that every child is given a myriad of learning experiences over their five years at Montgomery so they can discover new interests, individual strengths and an appetite for life-long learning.  Developing talents outside the academic curriculum is equally important, whether it be acting, musicianship or sporting prowess.  We offer a wide and balanced curriculum with a range of both academic and vocational courses to choose from.

We set very high expectations in terms of behaviour, uniform and scholarship.  Every student has the right to learn and achieve success.  We believe that having high standards over the little things means that bigger issues are less likely to happen.  We expect Montgomery students to be well ordered, smartly dressed, focused in class and respectful of others.  We will require your full support in maintaining these Montgomery standards for the benefit of all. 

As part of the Montgomery Family, we promise that your son or daughter will be given the best environment to fulfil their academic potential and develop independence, confidence and a sense of their place in the world. Parental engagement in their child’s learning is a major factor in the achievement of the most successful students.  It is our job to support you in how you can help them with their studies though that does not mean learning it all yourself!

I am sure you will have read the school’s latest OFSTED report, published in April 2016 and available on our website.  It highlights rapidly improving exam success, strong leadership and the hugely positive impact of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust.  This support continues with the appointment of Sean Bullen as Executive Principal; an exceptional regionally-recognised school leader.

I look forward to meeting you over the coming year and I am relishing the prospect of working with you, as valued members of our Montgomery Family, in the future.


Stephen Careless