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Education

Nordic walking

Teachers first in country to teach Nordic Walking

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‘Lancashire schools up there with country’s best’ - council

Mark Jackson, Haslingden High School..

School drops GCSE options as funding cuts start to bite

MAJOR BLAZE: The old Ridgewood site on fire in 2013

New Burnley free school to be built on former site plagued by vandalism and arson

STIRKE: NASUWT members outside Pleckgate High School

Strikes at Pleckgate High School cancelled after agreement reached

Taxi drivers help the battle against child sexual exploitation

File photo dated 06/07/2011 of children in a classroom. Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his Budget statement on Wednesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 8, 2017. See PA BUDGET stories. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/

Most Lancashire schools judged 'good' according to Ofsted

TALENTED: Children from Worsthorne Primary School's Junior choir will take part in When Lancashire Sings. Pictured are Josh Mckay 9, Fred Mitchell 9 and Brody Lawrence 10.

Tickets available for Lancashire Sings Project celebration concert

File photo dated 23/10/14 of someone using a mobile phone, as children as young as 10 are being pressured into sharing explicit pictures and videos of themselves online, with cases reported to police "virtually every day". PRESS ASSOCIATION Phot

Warning issued over children's use of social media sites

Schools across Lancashire will now compete for a place at the county finals

Blackburn school kicks off SPAR Lancashire School Games

Colleges and businesses gear up for National Apprenticeship Week

Lancashire colleges and businesses gear up for National Apprenticeship Week

STRIKE: Pleckgate High School teachers

'We won't back down!' - students 'will be affected' as Blackburn teachers planning more strikes

Blessed Trinity RC College

Majority of Lancashire pupils get first school choice - but some oversubscribed

HEADTEACHER: Alyson Littlewood took over the school after the recent Ofsted inspection

Marsden Heights Community College set to become academy after inadequate rating

Isle Martin as Stickman

World Book Day 2017: Six costume ideas to inspire you tomorrow - especially if you've forgotten...

Students should be given impartial careers advice, MP says. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

MP Nic Dakin to introduce bill calling for impartial careers advice for students

The Tower Club is based in Blacko Primary School in Nelson

After school club is rated ‘good’ after inspection

Retired prison officer Derek Williams pictured with students Abbie Ward, Sufyaan Ali, Faizaan Hussain, Layton Ashcroft, Morgan Grimshaw, Ellie Thorpe and Poppy Berry from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School

Students from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School told about consequences of crime

FUN: Reception class children Charlie Fowler-Turner and Helena Rishworth play in the school’s construction area

Village school get award for early year provision

OUT:  Cllr Clare Pritchard and County Cllr Margaret Brindle

'I am surprised, shocked and disappointed' - senior councillors dropped by parties

JOB: Matthew Little will start in his new role in June

New Darwen Vale headteacher believes school has potential to be ‘outstanding’

SUPPORT: Figures show the number of 16 and 17-year-olds who were classed as NEET have fallen locally

Service cuts number of ‘NEET’ teenagers in Blackburn with Darwen

ACTION: Teachers at Pleckgate High School in Blackburn intend to strike for three days this week

Three-day strike by Pleckgate High School teachers set to go ahead

PLANS: Gerard Keane, headteacher of St Edward’s Primary School, in the area to get a makeover

Darwen school granted £10k for woodland area

TRIBUTES: Joyce Moore

'She will be missed' - tributes paid to long-serving headteacher Joyce Moore

EXCITING TIMES: The college’s vice-principal Alison Rushton and higher education director Steven Wright

'We are delighted' - Nelson and Colne College set to launch university centre

TRIBUTES: Ken Lees has died aged 89

'He fought bravely' - valley champion Ken Lees was ‘man of many talents’

CONCERN: Brendan Conboy of Thomas Whitam Sixth Form

Sixth form budgets a ‘significant challenge’, warn headteachers and unions

CHARGES: Visitors to Towneley Hall will now have to pay a fee to take a look around

New charge introduced for people visiting Burnley's Towneley Hall

ADDED: St Charles’ church in Rishton is now also under threat of closure

East Lancashire churches facing closure as part of shake-up

NOT RESTING ON THEIR LAURELS: Children in the Kingfisher class at Gisburn Primary School are trialling the new standing desks

East Lancashire students trial new standing up desks

The Coal Clough Lane school is now being run by Peter Cunningham and Brendan Conboy (pictured)

Two headteachers appointed to bring stability to troubled Lancashire school

OUTSPOKEN: Headteacher Richard Jones, when he took over St Christopher’s CE High School

Accrington headteacher highlights Ofsted demands after downgrade

Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery was rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted

Concerns raised about safety and well-being of children at Lancashire nursery

Darwen out-of-school club told to improve after being rated ‘inadequate’

Darwen out-of-school club told to improve after being rated ‘inadequate’

CUTS: The unions’ figures indicate that 98% of schools in England will have a loss in funding for every pupil between 2015-16 and 2019-20

Teaching unions: Schools in East Lancashire will lose more cash

APPOINTED: Claire Gammon will take over as the acting headteacher

'Significant moment' as 500-year-old Blackburn school appoints first female headteacher

SPEECH NIGHT: Hiba Salman, Isabel Cormack, Alan Porteous, Kayleigh Mills, Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale, Rhema Otache and Matt Fry

Message for Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School students from top TV producer

Head girl Charlotte Forbes

Alder Grange students praised by head for ‘strong moral purpose’

TREMENDOUS EFFORT: Students at Nelson and Colne College who have collected dozens of hampers

Nelson and Colne College students' hampers will brighten 104 Christmases

Daniel Andronache, 20, of Holly Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to burglary at the Masid-E-Sajedeeen Madresa-E-Islamia

Blackburn man broke into Islamic centre to steal £8k from charity tins

PROMOTION: Brendan Loughran is now the permanent executive principal of four Darwen schools

Darwen schools in the hunt for new headteachers

CHANGE: Children from Tor View

Tor View Community Special School's academy scheme on track

Students from Pleckgate learn about flooding

Flood of learning for field-trip kids

Prime Minister Theresa May (right) welcomes Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to 10 Downing Street

Teach kids Polish, says visiting Prime Minister Beata Szydlo

DELIGHT: Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

Delight as East Lancashire school hits North West top 10

PRAISE: Primet pupils were recognised at a special awards ceremony at the Muni, in Colne

Colne Primet Academy students recognised at special awards ceremony

WINNERS: William Earnshaw, Tom Mayoh and Darcey Devitt all contributed to bench design

'They have been really creative' - bench ideas come to life for Darwen youngsters

White Ash School, Oswaldtwistle

Headteacher overwhelmed by support after break-in at Oswaldtwistle school

WELL DONE: Headteacher Paul Trickett with award-winners

Rhyddings students prove a class act in annual awards

Local schools

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  • Accrington Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 47%
    • 2012 - 60%
    • 2013 - 51%
    • 2014 - 35%
  • Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 79%
    • 2012 - 68%
    • 2013 - 79%
    • 2014 - 56%
  • Al Islah Girls' High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 58%
    • 2012 - 30%
    • 2013 - 50%
    • 2014 - 45%
  • Alder Grange Community and Technology School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 56%
    • 2012 - 62%
    • 2013 - 56%
    • 2014 - 50%
  • All Saints' Roman Catholic High School, Rossendale

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 57%
    • 2012 - 57%
    • 2013 - 49%
    • 2014 - 51%
  • Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 99%
    • 2012 - 98%
    • 2013 - 99%
    • 2014 - 97%
  • Belmont School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 0%
    • 2012 - 9%
    • 2013 - 0%
    • 2014 - 5%
  • Birtenshaw

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - SUPP
    • 2012 - SUPP
    • 2013 - SUPP
    • 2014 - SUPP
  • Blackburn Central High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 36%
    • 2012 - 53%
    • 2013 - 48%
    • 2014 - 36%
  • Blessed Trinity RC College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 47%
    • 2012 - 51%
    • 2013 - 57%
    • 2014 - 56%
  • Bracken School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - SUPP
    • 2013 - SUPP
    • 2014 - SUPP
  • Broadclough Lodge

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - SUPP
    • 2012 - NA
    • 2013 - SUPP
    • 2014 - SUPP
  • Broadfield Specialist School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 0%
    • 2012 - 0%
    • 2013 - 0%
    • 2014 - NE
  • Burnley High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 -
    • 2012 -
    • 2013 -
    • 2014 -
  • Canon Slade CofE School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 87%
    • 2012 - 86%
    • 2013 - 84%
    • 2014 - 81%
  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 99%
    • 2012 - 99%
    • 2013 - 100%
    • 2014 - 99%
  • Compass Community School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - NA
    • 2013 - SUPP
    • 2014 - SUPP
  • Crosshill Special School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 0%
    • 2012 - 0%
    • 2013 - 0%
    • 2014 - 0%
  • Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiya

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 53%
    • 2012 - 50%
    • 2013 - 50%
    • 2014 - 77%
  • Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 56%
    • 2012 - 58%
    • 2013 - 64%
    • 2014 - 33%
  • Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - NA
    • 2013 - NA
    • 2014 -
  • Darwen Vale High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 57%
    • 2012 - 45%
    • 2013 - 53%
    • 2014 - 38%
  • Eden BESD Free School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 -
    • 2012 -
    • 2013 -
    • 2014 -
  • Fearns Community Sports College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 33%
    • 2012 - 49%
    • 2013 - 27%
    • 2014 - 33%
  • Ghausia Girls' High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 29%
    • 2012 - 13%
    • 2013 - 40%
    • 2014 - 6%
  • Hameldon Community College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 41%
    • 2012 - 43%
    • 2013 - 32%
    • 2014 - 56%
  • Haslingden High School and Sixth Form

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 75%
    • 2012 - 74%
    • 2013 - 76%
    • 2014 - 66%
  • Heathland Private School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 67%
    • 2012 - 88%
    • 2013 - 83%
    • 2014 - 63%
  • Islamiyah School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 81%
    • 2012 - 64%
    • 2013 - 64%
    • 2014 - 64%
  • Jamiatul-Ilm Wal-Huda UK School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 68%
    • 2012 - 82%
    • 2013 - 83%
    • 2014 - 73%
  • Markazul Uloom

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 38%
    • 2012 - 19%
    • 2013 - 29%
    • 2014 - 46%
  • Marsden Heights Community College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 45%
    • 2012 - 43%
    • 2013 - 44%
    • 2014 - 39%
  • Moorland School Limited

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 68%
    • 2012 - 61%
    • 2013 - 58%
    • 2014 - 60%
  • Moorlands View School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - SUPP
    • 2012 - 0%
    • 2013 - SUPP
    • 2014 - 0%
  • Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 46%
    • 2012 - 54%
    • 2013 - 48%
    • 2014 - 42%
  • Newfield School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - SUPP
    • 2013 - NE
    • 2014 - NE
  • Norden High School and Sports College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 50%
    • 2012 - 51%
    • 2013 - 41%
    • 2014 - 43%
  • Oakhill College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 53%
    • 2012 - 46%
    • 2013 - 73%
    • 2014 - 72%
  • Our Lady and St John Catholic College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 38%
    • 2012 - 51%
    • 2013 - 55%
    • 2014 - 46%
  • Pendle Community High School & College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 0%
    • 2012 - 0%
    • 2013 - 0%
    • 2014 - 0%
  • Pendle Vale College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 50%
    • 2012 - 43%
    • 2013 - 44%
    • 2014 - 49%
  • Pleckgate High School Mathematics and Computing Co

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 57%
    • 2012 - 52%
    • 2013 - 50%
    • 2014 - 53%
  • Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 89%
    • 2012 - 78%
    • 2013 - 82%
    • 2014 - 76%
  • Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 40%
    • 2012 - 48%
    • 2013 - 52%
    • 2014 - 43%
  • Ribblesdale High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 66%
    • 2012 - 59%
    • 2013 - 64%
    • 2014 - 68%
  • Ridgewood Community High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 0%
    • 2012 - 0%
    • 2013 - 0%
    • 2014 - NE
  • Rossendale School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 20%
    • 2012 - 31%
    • 2013 - 0%
    • 2014 - 0%
  • Sharples School Science Specialist College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 55%
    • 2012 - 68%
    • 2013 - 63%
    • 2014 - 52%
  • Shuttleworth College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 40%
    • 2012 - 47%
    • 2013 - 33%
    • 2014 - 34%
  • Sir John Thursby Community College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 38%
    • 2012 - 38%
    • 2013 - 48%
    • 2014 - 36%
  • St Augustine's Roman Catholic High School, Billing

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 63%
    • 2012 - 60%
    • 2013 - 72%
    • 2014 - 67%
  • St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 66%
    • 2012 - 77%
    • 2013 - 72%
    • 2014 - 70%
  • St John Fisher and Thomas More Roman Catholic High

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 64%
    • 2012 - 51%
    • 2013 - 64%
    • 2014 - 40%
  • St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 70%
    • 2012 - 59%
    • 2013 - 71%
    • 2014 - 70%
  • Stonyhurst College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 74%
    • 2012 - 73%
    • 2013 - 77%
    • 2014 - 0%
  • Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - NA
    • 2013 - NA
    • 2014 -
  • Tauheedul Islam Girls High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 96%
    • 2012 - 95%
    • 2013 - 96%
    • 2014 - 94%
  • The Elton High School Specialist Arts College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 76%
    • 2012 - 66%
    • 2013 - 65%
    • 2014 - 59%
  • The Hollins Technology College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 65%
    • 2012 - 58%
    • 2013 - 71%
    • 2014 - 57%
  • The Rose School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 0%
    • 2012 - 0%
    • 2013 - 0%
    • 2014 - 0%
  • Todmorden High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 45%
    • 2012 - 50%
    • 2013 - 54%
    • 2014 - 51%
  • Tor View School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 0%
    • 2012 - 0%
    • 2013 - 0%
    • 2014 - NE
  • Tottington High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 63%
    • 2012 - 62%
    • 2013 - 52%
    • 2014 - 61%
  • Turton School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 67%
    • 2012 - 66%
    • 2013 - 63%
    • 2014 - 62%
  • Unity College

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 39%
    • 2012 - 55%
    • 2013 - 51%
    • 2014 - 42%
  • Visions Learning Trust UTC

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - NA
    • 2012 - NA
    • 2013 - NA
    • 2014 - 0%
  • Westholme School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 93%
    • 2012 - 84%
    • 2013 - 88%
    • 2014 - 88%
  • Whitworth Community High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 51%
    • 2012 - 35%
    • 2013 - 40%
    • 2014 - 48%
  • Witton Park High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 46%
    • 2012 - 56%
    • 2013 - 58%
    • 2014 - 57%
  • Woodhey High School

    Percentage of pupils attaining 5+ GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths
    • 2011 - 77%
    • 2012 - 75%
    • 2013 - 68%
    • 2014 - 62%

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