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Education

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

WINNER: Lotte Gleeson

Student thanks Nelson and Colne College after scooping award

Katie Barson

Shuttleworth College student celebrating after scooping host of awards

LINE-UP: Front, Emily Culbeck, Kasom Sha, Stacey Mullock, Harry McManus and Katie Lister. Back, governors Jim Livesey and Ken Tyson and head Richard Varey

Former world BMX champion celebrates students’ achievements at her old school

IN PICTURES: Pleckgate High School celebrates GCSE results

IN PICTURES: Pleckgate High School celebrates GCSE results

CEREMONY: Guests and pupils at St Augustine’s RC High School prize giving night

St Augustine’s RC headteacher pays tribute to his ‘selfless’ students

CONERNED: Cllr Harling

East Lancashire schools face ‘looming head-teacher crisis’

The design team Hana Patel, Abdullah Raja, Sana Dewan, Patricia, Zakariyah Yousaf and Ilka Ali

Blackburn students' classroom transformed after winning national competition

AWARD: Laura Weightman with pupils from Mount Carmel

Olympic athlete visits 'secondary school of the year' in Accrington

CONCERN: Linda Connelly, right, with Lucy Powell MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Maintained Nurseries

Nursery schools across Lancashire could close, warns headteacher

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy would be the hardest hit

East Lancashire schools could lose hundreds of teachers through huge budget cuts, unions warn

CELEBRATION: Meadowhead Primary School pupils with deputy head Sue Durrad, left, and head teacher Sue Mellor

Blackburn infant school has ‘greatly improved’

PLANS: The UTC (University Technical College) site in Trafalgar Street, Burnley

Plans underway to bring new “educational facility” to Burnley UTC site

Mohammed Ali Ashraf and Ali Zaman picking litter

Litter-picking Blackburn students restore pride in their community

BUSINESS MINDS: DACA students who are taking part in the Big National Tycoon In Schools’ final

Darwen school entrepreneurs given investment from Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones

Prime minister Theresa May

Theresa May’s return of grammars plan divides opinion in Lancashire

LEARNING: Sam Humphrey and Dr Steve Bagley with Amy Bevan and Ali-Nakhi Naqui

Pupils get DNA lesson as two scientists visit Blackburn

EXPERIENCE: Students meet with Ian Callaghan, the manager of Blackburn’s Premier Inn

Blackburn College students to get hands-on experience at Premier Inn hotel

Norden High School and Sports College in Rishton was given the lowest-possible grade

‘Inadequate’ East Lancashire school creates action plan

DOTCOM: Hanna Latty and Mike Williams inspect the website

Website gets a make-over in net gain for Pendle tourism

ON SONG: Natasha Hartshorne-Evans

Budding Blackburn singer scoops top choir place

CHANGE: QEGS is proposing to remove preferential treatment for siblings

Historic Blackburn school looking at 'unfair' admissions changes

TESTING TIMES: Some experts say the SATs are too difficult

'Last year’s were the worst ever' - union chiefs call for SATs boycott

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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