Welcome to Armfield Academy

Welcome to Armfield Academy


Sean is honoured to take on the role of Executive Headteacher at Armfield, supporting the Headteacher Mark Kilmurray and building on the visionary work of the previous executive Headteacher Chris Lickiss who is retiring.

Sean oversees FCAT on a day to day basis. He has been with FCAT for 6 years.

Whilst Headteacher at Millfield Sean took Millfield from an Ofsted ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’. Leadership was judged as Outstanding. Millfield were National Pupil Premium award winners 2014, winning out of 3400 secondary schools. Sean won the first Fylde Coast Headteacher of the year in 2015.

Sean is former Chair of Lancashire Secondary Heads from 2015 to 2017. He is also proud to live in Blackpool and help make a difference for the young people of the area.

Sean Bullen, Executive Headteacher


"We, at Armfield Academy, are committed to achieving the very best educational outcomes for every one of our learners.  We do this by putting each child’s diverse, social and learning needs with the appropriate level of challenge and care at the heart of all aspects of our work.  Our curriculum is ambitious and uncompromising and provides a solid foundation upon which all our students can thrive and succeed.

Our vision comes to life in our clearly articulated values, which are pride in our Academy; ‘An Academy to be Proud of’; respect for each other; integrity in all that we seek to achieve and the wholehearted pursuit of excellence in both academic attainment and social accomplishments, which are underpinned through promoting resilience in all our learners in all phases.  In working towards making these values visible in every learner, we strive to provide a safe, healthy, stimulating and exciting environment for all to work, learn and play in, and in which access for all to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum is free and equal.

All pupils in all phases are encouraged to develop lively and enquiring minds, to be capable of independent thought and to appreciate those areas of knowledge and understanding which will nurture wisdom, enabling them to take responsibility for themselves and their actions, and prepare them for future life, employment and happiness. Academic excellence, respect and tolerance for others, resilience, self-discipline and self-confidence form the basis of our school's philosophy.

Our continuing successes and excellent reputation in the local community are based on a close relationship between well-qualified and dedicated staff, enthusiastic self-reliant and well-behaved pupils and interested, supportive and co-operative parents.

We are, however, most proud of our young people; all of whom, each in their own way have tremendous gifts, talents and potential. My staff and I, supported by their parents, gain tremendous satisfaction and pleasure in seeing them achieve and achieve well.

I sincerely hope you find this website useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or indeed have ideas on how we can improve it to offer a better service."

Mark Kilmurray, Headteacher