Secondary schools

Updated 25.08.21

The oversubscription criteria allocated of the last place offered and the furthest distance are only provided for schools that were ‘oversubscribed’ in 2021. A school is defined as being oversubscribed if at least one on-time applicant was refused a place and the applicant did not receive an offer from any higher preference school.

Secondary schools
School name and contact details Type of school Age range Sixth form provision Published admission number (PAN) for 2022 Number of on-time preferences received for Sept 2021 Oversubscription criteria allocated of the last place offered Furthest distance (miles)*
Blackburn Central High School Haslingden Road, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 505700 Website: www.bchs.co.uk Trust School 11-16 No 180 295 Not Oversubscribed N/A
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy Sudell Road, Darwen Tel: (01254) 819500 Website: www.daca.uk.com Academy 11-19 Yes 240 271 Not Oversubscribed N/A
Darwen Vale High School Blackburn Road, Darwen Tel: (01254) 223000 Website: www.darwenvale.com Academy 11-16 No 240 342 Not Oversubscribed N/A
Our Lady and St John Catholic College North Road, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 588388 Website: www.olsj.blackburn.sch.uk Voluntary Aided School 11-16 No 150 217 Not Oversubscribed N/A
Pleckgate High School Pleckgate Road, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 249134 Website: www.pleckgatewebsite.co.uk Academy 11-16 No 270 516 Not Oversubscribed N/A
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School West Park Road, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 686300 Website: Free School 11-19 Yes 140 546 Other Children Random draw
St Bede’s Roman Catholic High School Green Lane, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 202519 Website: www.stbedesblackburn.com Voluntary Aided School 11-16 No 210 491 Non Catholic children with sibling attending the school 0.479
St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy Duckworth Street, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 604000 Website: www.saintwilfrids.co.uk Academy 11-18 Yes 246 683 Distance 0.187
Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School Sumner Street, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 918670 Website: www.tibhs.com Free School 11-18 Yes 124 390
  • Priority Group A - Muslim Boys attending The Olive
  • Priority Group B - Boys attending The Olive
  • Priority Group A – 1.356
  • Priority Group B – 0.975
Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School Preston New Road, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 54021 Website: www.tighs.com Academy 11-18 Yes 124 372 Distance 0.594
Witton Park Academy Buncer Lane, Blackburn Tel: (01254) 264551 Website: www.wittonpark.org.uk Academy 11-16 No 240 439 Not Oversubscribed N/A