Some students are on a rota system, they will be learning from home on the following days - Wednesday: Year 9. Thursday: Year 8. Friday: Year 7. Year 10 & 11 must attend school as normal unless told to isolate.
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.

2020 was a unique year for exam results. Due to the lockdown, schools were asked to provide centre assessed grades which were then moderated nationally.

Due to concerns about the national moderation process, students were awarded the higher of the centre assessed grade and moderated grade.

There are no national performance tables this year, but we have published here the same summary of results we always do:

Blackburn Central High School 2020 GCSE Results

  • Progress 8 score of N/A in 2020

  • Attainment 8 score of 4.6

  • 64.2% achieved GCSEs grades 9-4 (A* to C) including English and Maths

  • 40.3% achieved GCSEs grades 9-5 including English and Maths

  • 56.3% entered English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

  • 48.3% achieved English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

  • 25.6% achieved ‘strong’ English Baccalaureate (English & Maths grade 5+)

  • English Baccalaureate Average Point Score of 4.32

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

  • 99% of Year 11 leavers continued in education, apprenticeships or traineeships

Below are our results for 2018 to 2019, these performance measures are not current.

Blackburn Central High School 2019 GCSE Results

  • Progress 8 score 0.17 (in line with national figures)

  • Attainment 8 score of 41.3

  • 52% achieved GCSEs grades 9-4 (A* to C) including English and Maths

  • 28% achieved GCSEs grades 9-5 including English and Maths

  • 53% entered English Baccalaureate (above average)

  • 28% achieved English Baccalaureate (above average)

  • 17% achieved ‘strong’ English Baccalaureate (English & Maths grade 5+) (above average)

  • English Baccalaureate Average Point Score of 3.76

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

  • 99% of Year 11 leavers continued in education, apprenticeships or traineeships

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 aims to capture the progress a student makes from the end of primary education to the end of secondary education. It is based on their performance across 8 qualifications.

A positive Progress 8 score means that we are adding more than expected value to the performance of our students. A more in-depth explanation of Progress 8 is available here.

How do we rate compared to other schools? Find out using the School Performance Comparison Service.