Blackburn Central High School

Blackburn Central High School, Blackburn logo
Haslingden Road

Head:  Mrs Diane Atkinson

Telephone: 01254505700

Pupils: 775

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 11 to 16

Type: Foundation school

Boarding: No

Religion: None

School Description by Ofsted

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The school is a smaller than the average sized secondary school. In September 2012, the school changed its name and moved into a newly built school. The number of students on roll has increased significantly because students have joined the school from another one nearby that closed down.

The school site is shared with Crosshill, a special school for students with moderate learning difficulties aged from 11 to 16 years. The proportion of students supported by school action is above average. An above average proportion of students is supported at school action plus or has a statement of special educational needs. An above average proportion of students are from minority ethnic groups. The majority are of Pakistani heritage. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is above average. An above average proportion of students are known to be eligible for pupil premium funding (government funding to support disadvantaged students). The number of students leaving and joining the school at times other than the usual start in Year 7 is above average. Alternative educational provision is provided for a small number of students by Blackburn College and Fernhurst School. The school meets the government's current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for students' progress and attainment. The school specialises in mathematics and computing. Since the previous inspection the school has become part of the East Blackburn Community Trust. The school has worked in close partnership with Tauheedhul Islam Girls' School. A strategic partnership leader from the staff of this school spends three days per week in Blackburn Central High. There have been many staff changes since the previous inspection.

Progress 8 Score

Confidence interval is -0.27 to 0.11

Progress 8 Score GIRLS

Confidence interval is -0.07 to 0.46

Progress 8 Score BOYS

Confidence interval is -0.68 to -0.11

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