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GREAT REASONS
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US IN 2017
 
Do It Your Way
You can choose from 40+A Levels and BTECs, including some not offered elsewhere locally. You can also combine A Levels and BTECs in the combination that suits your personal strengths.
Transport
Situated in the heart of Darwen with excellent road, rail and bus links, we are very convenient for students at schools, academies and colleges throughout Darwen, Blackburn and all surrounding areas. Subject to personal circumstances we can also assist with bus and train passes.
Enrichment
You can choose from 40+ complementary activities to take part in to boost your CV and university or employment application. Combined with our unique specialism of entrepreneurship to help you develop skills and qualities looked for by universities and employers, you will be stretched and challenged in new ways.
Progression
You will receive outstanding help when applying for university, further training or employment. More than 70% of Leavers progress on to university each year, including Oxbridge and the Russell Group.
Value Added
Our value added results are some of the highest in the region. This means our students significantly exceed their predicted grades based on GCSE results.
Support
We have plenty of people on hand to help you in any situation, including a Sixth Form Pastoral Manager, Sixth Form Personal Tutors, Student Services and a professional Counsellor. We also provide financial support to help with the costs of Post 16 education. Please contact us for an informal and confidential discussion.
Excellent Results
100% pass rate, including 58% A*-B grades and equivalents, in 2016, we were one of the best performing state-funded Sixth Forms in the North West.
 
Personalised
You will receive the highest quality teaching, care and guidance. We regard every student as special, unique and talented and our experienced, friendly and caring staff take the time to get to know the real you. We always go ‘the extra mile’ to help you fulfil your potential.
Facilities
Our state of the art, well equipped classrooms and dedicated Sixth Form study facilities will enable you to excel in your subjects and develop your independent learning skills.
Ofsted
Graded as Good by Ofsted in January 2013 and aiming to become Outstanding in our next inspection.
 

OUR MISSION
By the age of 25, all Aldridge graduates will have experienced an outstanding and enjoyable education and be able to sustain the life of their choice. They will be independent, thriving economically and making a real, positive contribution to their communities.
OUR VALUES
In common with all other providers within the Aldridge Foundation’s family, the Sixth Form actively creates learning experiences and environments which enable all students to be:
Capable Independent Entrepreneurial Proud Praised Respectful Healthy Safe and happy Well-advised Responsible Well-equipped
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