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Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 119
Progress 8 score & description Well above average 1.82 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School ) Attainment 8 score 64.3 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 81% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 76% Entering EBacc 93% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 96%
(112 of 117 pupils)
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 75
Progress 8 score & description Well above average 1.57 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School ) Attainment 8 score 61.9 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 76% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 63% Entering EBacc 85% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) --(opens a popup)
Witton Park Academy

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 132
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.47 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Witton Park Academy ) Attainment 8 score 45.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 38% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 27% Entering EBacc 45% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(197 of 215 pupils)
Pleckgate High School

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 224
Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.38 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Pleckgate High School ) Attainment 8 score 47.7 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 51% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 6% Entering EBacc 7% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) --(opens a popup)
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 231
Progress 8 score & description Average 0.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy ) Attainment 8 score 50.2 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 48% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 18% Entering EBacc 26% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 98%
(238 of 244 pupils)
Blackburn Central High School

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Type of school Maintained School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 155
Progress 8 score & description Average 0 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Blackburn Central High School ) Attainment 8 score 40.4 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 31% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 17% Entering EBacc 35% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 88%
(121 of 138 pupils)
St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn

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Type of school Maintained School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 181
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.01 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn ) Attainment 8 score 47.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 43% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 10% Entering EBacc 14% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(170 of 185 pupils)
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 99
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.17 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School ) Attainment 8 score 47.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 39% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 20% Entering EBacc 60% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 99%
(80 of 81 pupils)
Our Lady and St John Catholic College

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Type of school Maintained School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 155
Progress 8 score & description Average -0.2 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Our Lady and St John Catholic College ) Attainment 8 score 39.8 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 21% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 10% Entering EBacc 25% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 92%
(150 of 163 pupils)
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 194
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.49 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Darwen Aldridge Community Academy ) Attainment 8 score 40.5 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 33% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 3% Entering EBacc 6% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 95%
(109 of 115 pupils)
Darwen Vale High School

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 126
Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.5 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Darwen Vale High School ) Attainment 8 score 42.5 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 22% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 1% Entering EBacc 4% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) --(opens a popup)
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio

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Type of school Academy
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 38
Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.5 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio ) Attainment 8 score 28.6 Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs 16% Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 0% Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 74%
(42 of 57 pupils)
Al Islah Girls' High School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Aurora Brambles East School

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Crosshill Special School

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Type of school Special School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 14
Progress 8 score & description NE(opens a popup) Attainment 8 score NE(opens a popup) Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs NE(opens a popup) Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above NE(opens a popup) Entering EBacc NE(opens a popup) Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) 100%
(11 of 11 pupils)
Eden School

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Islamiyah School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Jamiatul-Ilm Wal-Huda UK School

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Lower Pastures

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Special School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Markazul Uloom

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Independent School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Newfield School

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Type of school Special School
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 9
Progress 8 score & description NE(opens a popup) Attainment 8 score NE(opens a popup) Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs NE(opens a popup) Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above NE(opens a popup) Entering EBacc NE(opens a popup) Staying in education or entering employment (2015 leavers) SUPP(opens a popup)
(SUPP(opens a popup) of 9 pupils)
Pleckgate High School Mathematics and Computing College

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Maintained School No 2017 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Westholme School

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School name
Blackburn with Darwen
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
1752
Above average
0.12
46.1 41.40% 17.90% 28.80% 93%
(1620 of 1750 pupils)
School name
England - state-funded schools
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
528959
-0.03 46 42.20% 21.10% 38.10% 94%
(519180 of 553910 pupils)
School name
England - all schools
Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4
589096
44.2 39.10% 19.50% 34.90%
Type of school or college

  • Academy - government funded but run by an academy trust rather than a local authority.
  • College - colleges generally are focused on the 16 to 18 phase of education and provide vocational as well as academic courses. Some colleges also provide for full-time study at key stage 4.
  • Independent school - privately funded.
  • Maintained school - government funded and run by a local authority.
  • Special school - schools that specialise in educating pupils with special educational needs.

Progress 8

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A negative progress score does not mean pupils made no progress, or the school has failed, rather it means pupils in the school made less progress than other pupils across England with similar results at the end of key stage 2.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period

Progress 8 measures a pupil's academic progress during Key Stages 3 and 4. Some schools and colleges, including University Technical Colleges, studio schools and further education colleges which cover key stage 4, start educating pupils from the beginning of Key Stage 4, partway through the 5 year period covered by Progress 8. This should be taken into account when comparing their results with those for schools which start educating their pupils from the beginning of Key Stage 3.

Key stages

R = Reception

PhasePrimarySecondary16-18
Key stageKS1KS2KS3KS4-
School yearsR-23-67-910-1112-14
Typical ages4-77-1111-1414-1616-18

The national curriculum - for further information on key stages and assessments taken

Attainment 8

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

UTCs, Studio Schools and some FE colleges with KS4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. The government’s position is that it is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of provision and that each school should decide on a case by case basis whether its specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

Key stages

R = Reception

PhasePrimarySecondary16-18
Key stageKS1KS2KS3KS4-
School yearsR-23-67-910-1112-14
Typical ages4-77-1111-1414-1616-18

The national curriculum - for further information on key stages and assessments taken.

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of pupils who achieved grade 5 or above in the 2017 reformed English and maths GCSEs. Reformed GCSEs are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading.

Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above

This is the percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and at a grade C or above in the following subject areas: sciences, a language, and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications. The grading of English and maths GCSEs changed in the 2017 GCSEs reforms. Reformed GCSEs are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading.

Staying in education or entering employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4

This shows the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for pupils who finished year 11 in 2015, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.

Associated Schools

Pleckgate High School is a new academy which opened 01/02/2016; please refer to Pleckgate High School Mathematics and Computing College for previous results.

Lower Pastures is a new school which opened on 23/11/2015

Pleckgate High School Mathematics and Computing College closed on and has now become an academy. The new school is Pleckgate High School.

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