Students Celebrate Exam Successes

DAES A Level 2017 web

Staff and students at Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio are celebrating success at A Level and BTEC examinations this week. The innovative 13-19 college, which is geared towards students who wish to follow careers in the fields of Creative Media, IT, Business, and Health, Social and Child Care, posted a 100% A Level pass rate, with nearly half (46%)  of all more »

We need your videos!


If you are a YOUTUBER aged 11-16 in Lancashire,  DAE Studio International Film Festival want to hear from you! Share your YouTube creations with us on here Twitter, Facebook or YouTube and then come along to our FREE Film Festival at 6pm on 14/7/17 to see if YOUR video gets played! Just use the tag #DAEStudioFest Its an exclusive Q&A more »

SIMS Spring Spectacular!


Aged 11 – 16? Love The Sims? Then our SIMS Spring Spectacular tech camp is the event for you this Easter holiday! Held at our refurbished building on Police Street come along to this great event and take part in FANTASTIC SIMS challenges and activities – with great PRIZES to be won. The event starts at 10am and runs until more »

Easter Egg Hunt Minecraft camp!


Aged 11 – 16? Love Minecraft? Then the latest of our popular and FREE Minecraft Tech Camps is the event for you this Easter holiday! Held at our refurbished building on Police Street come along to this “EGGTREEMLY EGGCITING” event and take part in FANTASTIC Minecrafting challenges and activities. The event starts at 1pm and runs until 4pm when a more »

Kay Brooks, Vice Principal talks about Careers Education at The Studio


What does careers education ‘look like’ at the Studio? It looks like real young people going to real jobs. It isn’t students spending a week photocopying and filing; but students spending a day a week or afternoon a week as a part of a local business. It looks different every week as our students grow, learn and develop real life more »

Ofsted says “good” – students say “fantastic”!

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We are celebrating after receiving an official “Good” rating from Ofsted. The inspection took place just before the Easter break and the Report, published today, highlights that we are performing well in every headline category. The quality of teaching, the achievement of students, the performance of the sixth form, behaviour and safety of students, and leadership and management of the school more »

Darwen school renovation complete

Slide Home Building

Darwen’s newest school is now complete after the last section of the building was handed over by builders. Teaching will start in the new area of Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio when it reopens in January.