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Education

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

Sacred Heart RC Primary School

Headteacher of 138-year-old Blackburn school praised - despite school requiring improvement

CLOSING: Burnley’s UTC

New action plan to save UTC Lancashire from closure backed by 50 parents

ISSUE: Exam time can be stressful for children, especially during Ramadan

LCM: 'Too much' emphasis is being placed on Ramadan coinciding with exams

DEMISE: The University Technical College in Burnle

£10m University Technical College in Burnley set to close after only two years

UPGRADE: Staff and pupils at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary School, Accrington, celebrate

Accrington school thrilled after being upgraded to 'good' by Ofsted

Bowland High School

Teaching union blasts 'empire building' amongst schools

INSPECTORS: Longridge High School

NUT speaks out against East Lancashire schools conducting 'mocksteds' to improve Ofsted rating

JOY: Mr Geoff Fitzpatrick

Blackburn school that ‘settles for nothing but the best’ rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

VISION: Detailed plans of how the new multi-million pound school campus at Burnley High School will look have been revealed

Trust behind Burnley High School ‘turned down request to run struggling college’

LEARNING: Youngsters at work at Darwen Enterprise Studio’s science room

Darwen school could be set to triple number of pupils it started with

CAUTIOUS: Marsden Heights Community College head Ian Adlington

Every council-run school in East Lancashire set to be forced to become academy

ACTIVE: Year six pupils from St Michael with St John RC Primary School, Blackburn, on their Sport Relief run

Role of sport in East Lancashire schools in doubt

GOOD: Lancashire Adult Learning College

Lancashire Adult Learning College turns it around to win ‘good’ Ofsted rating

CHANGE: Headmaster Simon Corns is to become headteacher at Brighton College, Abu Dhabi

Headteacher at one of Blackburn's oldest schools set for new job in Abu Dhabi

Simon Jones, NUT. (56814385)

NUT: Tests have to be cancelled

INCREASES: The cost of taking the school bus could be set to rocket

Parents across Lancashire could face £700 bill for school buses

HAILED: Head teacher Alan Porteous, left, with former head teacher Martyn Morris

Headteacher hailed as 'exceptional and visionary' after school receives highest Ofsted grade

CHALLENGE: From left, Liam Eaton, Anthony Angel and Cameron Hay

Create your own version of Space Invaders - gaming project launched at Darwen school

LOW DEMAND: Only 40 parents put Hameldon Community College in Burnley as their first-choice school for this September’s intake

Burnley school could be ‘forced to close’ as only 40 parents list it as first choice

POPULAR: QEGS

CHAOTIC: Hundreds of Blackburn with Darwen pupils to lose out in school places scramble

MISSION: Education Minister Nicky Morgan wants to keep children away from twisted ideologies

East Lancashire school staff offered specialist anti-radicalisation training

FATTY: Poor diet and junk food is a major contributor to East Lancashire’s obesity problem

'We need to act': 30% of Blackburn with Darwen primary school pupils are overweight

East Lancashire schools have raised concerns over the current timetable

Summer exam timetable will not change for Ramadan

TESTS: Pupils are set to be tested on multiplication

Headteachers at East Lancashire schools attack plans for times table test

BONUS: The amount of cash spent in schools will rise in the next academic year

Spend per pupil set to increase in new Lancashire County Council budget

TESTING TIMES: School chiefs believe Ofsted should look at the progress made rather than outcomes

East Lancashire headteachers unhappy with Ofsted tack

Improved East Lancashire school given ‘good’ rating

Improved East Lancashire school given ‘good’ rating

AWARD: Student services team members Kate Johnson, Lynda Carter and Tina Williams flanked by students Safwan Shaikh and Fiona Jackson, both left, and Mohammed Hassan Raja

Blackburn College awarded international accreditation for guidance to students

CHEERING: Turton Belmont Primary pupils, Phoebe Wesson, 11, eight-year-olds Isaac Drummond and Fynlay Legood, and Elena Corsan, 11, celebrate the school’s achievement in the key stage two SATs

East Lancashire primary schools revealed as some of the best, and worst, across the region

PLANS: An artist’s impression of the new building for Burnley High School

High School gets new headteacher and building construction date

IMPROVEMENT: The number of pupils attending outstanding schools is rising

Secondary-age pupils face ‘educational division’

PRIDE: Brendan Loughran and Apprentice-winning special guest Ashleigh Porter-Exley with the Year 11 special awards winners

Darwen school's GCSE results best on record despite tougher standards

PRIZE: Carly Nuttall who was awarded The Grimshaw Shield

East Lancashire school’s GCSE results ‘some of its best ever’

BRIGHT FUTURE: Andrew Stephenson, right, with staff at The Alternative School

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson celebrates work of special needs school

SUCCESS: Twins Eve and Luke Philippides, 17, both from St Augustine’s, at the excellence scholarship awards at St Mary’s

Top performing students gain financial award to continue education in Blackburn

Breakfast is key to doing better for youngsters

Breakfast is key to doing better for youngsters

VIGILANT: Richard Jones

Pupils face less school violence in East Lancs schools

HAPPY: Interaction between teacher and children is an important function

‘Outstanding’ teaching staff to be parachuted into East Lancashire schools

Blackburn College

New courses as record numbers apply to Blackburn College

CONCERN: Unions have reacted angrily to the news the government is considering tests for seven-year-olds

Anger at plan to bring back national tests for seven-year-olds

HONOUR: Whitefield Infant School and Nursery has been shortlisted for a national award for excellence in design

Rebuilt Nelson school shortlisted for national award

St Paul’s RC Primary School, Feniscowles

Blackburn school urged to end row by National Union of Teachers

VISION: An artist’s impression of the new grammar school in Sevenoaks

Fears over new ‘grammar’ plans

WATCHING: Blessed Trinity RC College is to allow teachers to video lessons in a bid to improve their performance

School permits teachers to film lessons in bid to improve performance

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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