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The Valley Leadership Academy
Fearns Moss, Bacup OL13 0TG
The Valley Leadership Academy is a non-selective academy. It has about 400 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In January 2019 the school was rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted. The present school opened in 2019.
Particular strengths include Admissions. Relative weaknesses include Progress and Representation.
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Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is very low and the offer rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Environment: Below average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite high, while crime is roughly average.
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are below average. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very low.
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very high.
Representation: Out of balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both out of balance with the local community. Show details
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.)
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.
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