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Our Lady and St John Catholic College
North Road, Blackburn BB1 1PY
Our Lady and St John Catholic College is a non-selective, Roman Catholic secondary school maintained by the local authority (Blackburn with Darwen). It has about 780 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In October 2019 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Admissions. Relative weaknesses include Attainment and Progress.
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Admissions: Above average. The occupancy rate is quite low and the offer rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Finances: About average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Disadvantaged pupils: About average. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are about average. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Attendance: Below average. Pupil absence rates are quite high and the incidence of persistent absence is very high.
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite low. Show details
Progress: Poor. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Environment: Poor. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all quite high.
Representation: Out of balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both slightly out of balance with the local community. Show details
Attainment: Poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
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

Provision for special educational needs
 Autistic spectrum disorder  Hearing impairment
 Moderate learning difficulty  Physical disability
 Social, emotional and mental health  Visual impairment
Source: Department for Education. For full, up-to-date details, always ask a representative of the school.
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