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Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
Police Street, Darwen BB3 1AF
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio is a non-selective free school. It has about 220 boys and girls aged between 13 and 19. In September 2021 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Admissions. Relative weaknesses include Attendance and Attainment.
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Score Name
0.2Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
1.4Darwen Vale High School
2.9Blackburn Central High School
2.9St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn
3.2Our Lady and St John Catholic College
3.3Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School
3.4St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy
3.5Witton Park Academy
4.1Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
4.3Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School
5.0Pleckgate High School
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Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is very low. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
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.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Poor. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are poor. Progress at 16-18 is below average. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are below average.
Sixth form: Poor. Progress is excellent. Destinations at 18 are poor.
Finances: Poor. This is because the school budget has been in deficit
Attainment: Poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Destinations: Poor. The proportions of students going on to education, training or work at the ages of 16 and 18 are both very low. Show details
Environment: Poor. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all very high.
Representation: Out of balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both out of balance with the local community. Show details
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both 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.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
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