Establishment Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

URN: 135580

Academy sponsor led

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Sudell Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 3HD
Local authority
Blackburn with Darwen (889)
Headteacher / Principal
Lenny Lewis
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
Academy sponsor
Aldridge Education
Gender of entry
URN: 135580, DfE number: 889/6905
UKPRN: 10024130
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 23 May 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
2 September 2008
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed
14 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Glenda Brindle Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2017 9 December 2021

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
David May Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 March 2021 16 March 2025
Janette Begbie Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 October 2020 21 October 2024
John Keating Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22 October 2020 21 October 2024
Kate Connolly Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2019 15 July 2023
Michelle Price Not recorded Elected by parents 10 July 2019 9 July 2023

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Darren James Local governor Elected by parents 4 October 2017 3 October 2021
Jennifer Tipping Local governor Elected by school staff 1 March 2017 30 April 2021
Lisa Dolan Local governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2017 29 April 2021
Wayne Hartley Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2017 1 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Blackburn with Darwen
Darwen East
Parliamentary constituency
Rossendale and Darwen
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 016
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Blackburn with Darwen 016D
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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