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:
Lisa Dolan
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
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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 / Reason:
New Provision
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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
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Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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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 11/12/2017 09/12/2021

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Lisa Dolan Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017 31/08/2025
Janette Begbie Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/10/2020 21/10/2024
John Keating Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 22/10/2020 21/10/2024
Kate Connolly Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2019 15/07/2023
Michelle Price Not recorded Elected by parents 10/07/2019 09/07/2023
Darren James Not recorded Elected by parents 04/10/2017 03/10/2021
Jennifer Tipping Not recorded Elected by school staff 01/03/2017 30/04/2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Wayne Hartley Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/01/2017 01/01/2021
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:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Blackburn with Darwen 016
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Blackburn with Darwen 016D

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Free school meals

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