For further information, Contact:

Alan Brooks - Aldridge Education

Tel: 0207 297 0345



Media Notes  

About Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (DACA) opened in the predecessor school buildings in September 2008, moving to its new town centre location in September 2010. The state of the art building features an entrepreneurship bridge, Darwen Creates. The Academy Sixth Form brought a new education offer for post 16 students with the outstanding new facilities at the Academy designed to be accessible to the wider Darwen community.

Since becoming an Aldridge academy, GCSE and KS5 results have substantially improved. DACA’s 2017 set of results reflect the hard work and progress of students with 70% achieving a 9-4 grade in GCSE mathematics and 65% achieving a 9-4 grade in GCSE English. The A Level and vocational equivalent pass rate at the Academy were both 100%, and at A Level over 57% achieved the highest A*-B grades or equivalent. Over two thirds of students accepted their offers of places at university, the great majority of which were first choice places. In addition to this most students taking up university places will be the first members of their family to attend.

The Academy was graded Good by Ofsted in 2013 and again in 2017.