Darwen Vale High School

URN: 141321

Academy sponsor led

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Blackburn Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0AL
Local authority:
Blackburn with Darwen (889)
Mr Matthew Little
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Aldridge Education
Gender of entry:
URN: 141321, DfE number: 889/4004
UKPRN: 10047440
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Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 16 November 2017)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
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Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
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Chair of local governing body

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Ian Richardson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2017 01/05/2021

Local governors

Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Rachel Holyhead Not recorded Elected by parents 12/06/2018 11/06/2022
Michael Caton Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/11/2017 31/10/2021
Ian Richardson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/05/2017 30/04/2021
Julie Kirby Not recorded Elected by parents 01/03/2017 30/04/2021
Neil Wilkinson Not recorded Elected by parents 01/03/2017 30/04/2021
David Smalley Not recorded Elected by school staff 16/11/2016 15/11/2020
Ruth Bradbury Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/11/2016 31/10/2020
Matthew Little Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/06/2017 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Charlotte Clark Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 30/07/2018 29/07/2018
RSC Region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government Office Region:
North West
Blackburn with Darwen
Parliamentary Constituency:
Rossendale and Darwen
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Blackburn with Darwen 014
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Blackburn with Darwen 014C

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