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Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
Sudell Road, Darwen BB3 3HD
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,200 boys and girls aged between 11 and 19. In May 2017 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Finances, Sixth form, Admissions and Destinations. Relative weaknesses include Environment, Representation and Attendance.
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Finances: Excellent. The school budget has been in surplus
Sixth form: Above average. Attainment is about average, progress is excellent and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are above average.
Admissions: Above average. The occupancy rate is quite low and the offer rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Destinations: Above average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is roughly average, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is quite high. Show details
Disadvantaged pupils: Above average. Progress up to age 16 is below average. Destinations at 16 are about average. Progress at 16-18 is about average. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are above average.
Progress: About average. Up to age 16 it is poor, while at ages 16-18 it is excellent. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Attainment: About average. Up to age 16 it is below average, while at ages 16-18 it is about average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Attendance: Below average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite high.
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix is in balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is out of balance with the local community. Show details
Environment: Poor. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all very high.

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
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Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
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Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
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