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Pleckgate High School
Pleckgate Road, Blackburn BB1 8QA
Pleckgate High School is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,230 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In January 2019 the school was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The present school opened in 2016.
This school is a member of Education Partnership Trust. (Other schools in this trust include Burnley High School and Atherton High School.)
Particular strengths include Disadvantaged pupils, Admissions, Progress and Destinations. Relative weaknesses include Environment.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.
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Disadvantaged pupils: Excellent. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are excellent. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is quite low and the offer rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Progress: Above average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Destinations: Above average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite high. Show details
Attendance: About average. Pupil absence rates are quite low and the incidence of persistent absence is roughly average.
Finances: About average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Attainment: About average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
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: Below average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite high, while crime is roughly average.
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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