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Education

WELCOME: St Mary’s School, Rawtenstall, new head teacher Neil Gurman, with pupils Leo Marsden, Lucas Eckersley and Jade Lanigan-Hargreaves

New headteacher settles in at ‘improving’ Lancashire school

CREATIVE: From left, Abigail Almond, 17, Humaita Kamal, 18, and Jessica Lonnen, 17, with some of their work

Darwen students to step into shoes of homeless

WELL DONE: QEGS held their annual prizegiving ceremony at King George’s Hall. Seen here are some of the winners, from left, Madison Roberts, Thomas Sleigh, Safa Kapadi, Lewis Ashworth, Aaliyah Patel and Hira Aslam

Pupils hailed as ‘strongest asset’ of historic Blackburn school

PLANS: 3D image of the proposed building by Cassidy + Ashton

£5m faith centre gets go-ahead at historic East Lancashire school

HAPPY: Children with headteacher Julian Rogers and deputy head Lynne Martin

Delight at watchdog’s ‘good’ rating for Blackburn school

Roe Lee Park Primary School slumped from the highest-possible grade to ‘requires improvement’

Blackburn school’s fightback praised by watchdog Ofsted

The team behind the St Bede’s Bullet

Blackburn students to race 'St Bede’s Bullet' at Aintree

CELEBRATION: St Albans deputy head Diana Boardman with pupils Laila, Ebony, Kamile, Sameer and Dominic

Blackburn school praised for making ‘significant improvements’ in its quality of teaching

ACHIEVEMENT: Beth Hartwell, who is one of the country’s top open swimmers. Below - the swimmer takes to the water

Student rated one of the top open water swimmers in the country

Two East Lancashire schools graded ‘good’ by Ofsted

Two East Lancashire schools graded ‘good’ by Ofsted

File photo dated 08/02/12 of a child doing arithmetic as one in four children have had a private tutor to help them with exams or school work, new figures published by the Sutton Trust indicate. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 4, 201

New research has found four in 10 teachers have worked in tuition

Staff and pre-school tots enjoying their last day graduation at Marshmallows Nursery in Accrington.

Children toddle off to new chapter in education

SUCCESS: From left, Sabah Taj, Rachael Cox, Emily Brennan, Amanda Melton, principal, Jason Tyhurst, Zameer Ejaz, Shaughna and George Thomas Anderson and Sam Bolton

Lancashire college named first in the county for A-level student progress

Miles Parkinson

Plans to build new free school in Great Harwood hailed by councillors

SIGN: Ayesha Gavin with her daughter Evie, eight.

Deaf Lancashire teacher to be first to offer sign language degree

Alexandra Close, Clayton-le-Moors

Four cars damaged overnight in Clayton-le-Moors

File photo dated 02/03/12 of a maths exam in progress, as A-level results are predicted to rise when they are announced this week, one of the country's foremost education experts has suggested. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 15, 20

Nervous about getting your GCSE results? Don’t panic!

EXPENSIVE: The high price of school uniform leaves many parents struggling to afford to kit their children out

East Lancashire parents cry foul at cost of uniform

Figures show 10 pupils were excluded for racist abuse in 2014/15

Blackburn with Darwen in top five for pupils excluded for racist abuse

TOP CLASS: Zahra Waris, 17, has landed an apprenticeship at Barrowford Pre-School

100 per cent pass rate joy for Nelson and Colne College students

NEW: Hameldon Community College in Burnley was one of the new school buildings constructed

New East Lancashire schools not successes ‘yet’

FAREWELL: Pupils who took part in I’m a Year 6, Get Me Out Of Here, from back left, Cameron Richens and Abi Liversidge, with Billy Furlong and Libbi Riley

‘I’m a Year 6, Get Me Out of Here’ production at Bacup school

Sir John Thursby College

Sir John Thursby College receives ratings boosts

ROLE: Principal Brendan Loughran, in front of the ‘Pegasus’ sculpture, at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy head to oversee four schools

Headteachers Gillian Wroe (left) and Jaqueline Mitchell (right)

Trio of East Lancashire headteachers set to retire

LETTER: Justine Greening

Testing of pupils needs a tweak, Lancashire heads warn minister

OPENING CEREMONY: County Councillors Matthew Tomlinson and Janice Hanson

'Outstanding' East Lancashire school unveils new building - five years on...

ACCOLADE: Some of the youngsters from seven Blackburn primary schools

Young prodigies from Blackburn schools awarded certificates from university

GOODBYE: Headteacher of Northern Primary School Jane Simpson who has retired after 14 years in charge. Photo Liz Henson Photography

Long-serving Lancashire headteacher bidding farewell after 30 years

THE RAIN DOESN’T MATTER TO US: Former pupils joined the current crop from Belthorn Primary Academy to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.

Belthorn Academy Primary School pupils step back in time to mark 50th anniversary

FANTASTIC: Sixth-form students at Accrington Academy has forged links with the Al-Imdaad Foundation

Sixth-formers’ funds set to help Al-Imdaad Foundation provide meals

ANGRY: Head of Worsthorne Primary School, Louise Young, has started a petition to help raise awareness of the new Sats system, pictured with Isabel Paddon

Lancashire headteacher launches petition to scrap new Sats system

THANK-YOU: Frances Duxbury with pupils, from left, Lucas Leyland, Gabrielle Radigan, Gabriella Mulligan-Green, Minnie Allonby, Leo Griffiths and Theo Wright

Oswaldtwistle teacher set to retire after 35 years at St Mary’s

GROWING WELL: Lucy Taylor and Lewis White show off the school’s award

Darwen school receives national recognition for commitment to gardening

Norden High School

East Lancashire school placed in special measures after Ofsted chiefs raise concerns

CHEERS: Blackburn Newfield School head teacher Geoff Fitzgerald celebrates the results of an Ofsted inspection earlier this year and now there is more good news on the way

Blackburn school set for £4million autism centre

CHEER WE GO: Barrowford School headteacher Rachel Tomlinson with pupils after 2012’s inspection

Lancashire school upgraded after being heavily criticised by Ofsted

PLANS: Tor View school wants to add an education centre

Specialist school in Haslingden taking route to academy status

LOAN: Sam Ainsworth using the borrowed wheelchair on his Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition

Haslingden High School aims to help buy teen off-road wheelchair

Gill Broom (centre) with pupils Evan Williams and Lydia Fairclough

Headteacher at troubled Burnley school set to step down

THANKS: Looking back are, from left, Nina McLeod, Alex Bedford and Christine Taylor

Reunion planned for teacher who spent 37 years at Mellor primary school

The Nelson centre was reviewed in May and has now been upgraded from ‘good’

Nelson headteacher hailed as “visionary leader” by Ofsted

St Anne's Primary School, Waterfoot

Rossendale primary school criticised for its "pupils’ low work standards"

IT’S BEEN FUN: Head teacher Liz Klavins is retiring after 27 years at Fairfield Nursery in Accrington

East Lancashire nursery’s long-serving head teacher to retire

CHEERS: Helen Horrocks and Stacey Goodman and Pamela Wharton from the new Hope Nursery in Accrington thank cyclist Eddie Adams, walkers Scott and Tom Eccles and walker Joyce Horrocks who raised money for the project

New £70,000 Accrington preschool for 60 pupils nearing completion

DELIGHT: Nelson & Colne College students celebrating their college’s success

Nelson & Colne College scoops apprentice award

BOOST: Colne Primet Academy

Colne Primet Academy is improving, says Ofsted inspector

TALKS: Bosses at Burnley College are in talks with those at Accrington and Rossendale College

Two of East Lancashire’s largest colleges could be set to merge after talks start over futures

Sonia Edwards, trust member and specialist STEM teacher

New multi-million pound free school to open in East Lancashire - for up to 950 pupils

VISION: How a new multi-million-pound school campus will look

'Significant concerns' - Burnley free school’s trust told to get its financial act together

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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