NEWS, INFO & Activities

NEWS, INFO & Activities

Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio School


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  September 2024- Join us in year 12  September 2024 - Join us in Year 9



admissions consultation letter.pdf


Entry Requirements

Open to all

We are a state school, funded by the Department of Education. There are no fees and no entrance exam.

Key Stage 4

There are no specific entry requirements to join us in Year 9.  Pupils must demonstrate a strong interest in the Creative sector, game design sector or care sector and attend a pathway meeting to discuss their options.

Key Stage 5

We do have specific entry requirements for Year 12.

Students are expected to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 / Grade C or above to be able to study in our sixth form.  Students choosing A Level options, should usually have a minimum of Grade 6 in relevant GCSE subjects, including maths and/or English where appropriate.


For in-year applications, please contact the school for more details 


All applicants who have applied for a Year 9 place at the academy and have been refused have a right to appeal that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel.  Full details on the appeals process, timetable and booklet for parents is available on Blackburn with Darwen Council website – see link below:

School appeals dates and deadlines | Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council