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Our Lady's RC High School
Alworth Road, Higher Blackley, Manchester M9 0RP
Our Lady's RC High School is a non-selective, Roman Catholic secondary school maintained by the local authority (Manchester). It has about 870 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In November 2021 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Attendance. Relative weaknesses include Destinations and Disadvantaged pupils.
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Attendance: Above average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite low.
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
Attainment: About average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Finances: About average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Progress: Below average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is about average. Destinations at 16 are below average. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Environment: Poor. Air pollution and traffic accidents are roughly average, while crime is very high.
Admissions: Poor. The occupancy rate is very high and the offer rate is quite low. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very low. Show details
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
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