Success and results

We are very proud of our students at Blackburn Central High School. They are smart, successful, polite, well behaved and keen to learn.

Blackburn Central High School 2019 GCSE Results

  • Progress 8 score of 0.172

  • Attainment 8 score of 4.13

  • 52.1% achieved GCSEs with grades 9-4 (A* to C) including English and Maths

  • 27.5% achieved GCSEs with grades 9-5 including English and Maths

  • 53.3% entered the English Baccalaureate

  • 27.5% achieved the English Baccalaureate

  • 17.4% achieved a ‘strong’ English Baccalaureate (English & Maths grade 5+)

  • 99% of Year 11 leavers moved to education, employment and training

  • 98% of Year 11 leavers continued in education, apprenticeships or traineeships

OFSTED - Activity, Reports and Ratings

OFTSED Parent View - Results

School Performance Comparison Service

The English Baccalaureate was introduced by the Government to recognise achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects. It is awarded to students who achieve 9-5 in each of English, Maths, two Sciences, a Modern Foreign Language and History or Geography. Nationally less than a quarter of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.

Progress 8 is a recent measure, which aims to capture the progress a student makes from the end of primary education to the end of secondary education. It is a calculation based on the performance of students across 8 qualifications.

A positive Progress 8 score means that the school is adding more than expected value to the performance of students. The greater the Progress 8 score the greater the progress made by the students compared to the average of students with similar prior attainment.

A more in-depth explanation of Progress 8 is available here.

Thank you to all staff, students, parents and carers for all their hard work.