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Blackburn with Darwen is 9th in the list of most deprived local authority districts in England, with the highest proportion of neighbourhoods in the most deprived 10% of neighbourhoods nationally.

The local authority average of students entered for the English Baccalaureate at GCSE is 38% (2019 data).

This is below the national average for England. As such, over a third of students and apprentices enrol at the College without having achieved five GCSEs at grades 4-9, including English and mathematics.

  • Ofsted Good
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.