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Darwen Vale High School
Blackburn Road, Darwen BB3 0AL
Darwen Vale High School is a non-selective academy. It has about 920 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In March 2020 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Admissions and Finances. Relative weaknesses include Progress and Representation.
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Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is very low and the offer rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Finances: Excellent. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Environment: Below average. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all quite high.
Attainment: Below average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very low. Show details
Representation: Out of balance. The socio-economic mix is slightly out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is out of balance with the local community. Show details
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very high.
Disadvantaged pupils: Poor. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are poor. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Progress: Poor. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Sixth form: There is no sixth form at this school.

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
No A-level data
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