This school, the Burnley Technical High School, opened this day, being a school organised by the merging of the two former Technical High Schools - Towneley and Heasandford, for boys and girls respectively.
The school roll is 707, and there is a total teaching staff of 40 made up as follows:
Headmaster: Mr. H. Lancaster J.P.
Deputy Head: Miss A. Sharples F.R.G.S.
Senior Master: Mr. I. Redhead M.A. B.Sc. B.Comm.
Senior Mistress: Miss E. Pemberton;
The following Full-time Staff:- Miss Ashworth, Mrs. Bayliss, Miss Baldwin, Miss Dixon, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Ingham, Miss Mitchell (new appointment), Miss Nicholson, Miss Stocks, Miss Waddington, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Waring, Miss Woodhead.
Messrs. Bevan, Bracewell, Dearing, Eden,
Green, Haworth, Hurst, Hodson, Johnston (as from 1.9.56), J. Lord, W. Lord, Roberts, Sparks, Speak, Saul, Traynor, Wall.
Part-time Staff:- Mrs. Lord, Mrs. Joyce, Mr. Wilson (loaned for one day per week by the Municipal College to take Plumbing), Mr. Threlfall, Mr. Miller.