2017 Key Performance Information

Publication by DfE on 12 October 2017.

Record outcomes for pupils at Witton Park again this year.  Progress is now amongst the top 7% of schools in the country as well as the top mixed school in the North West.

Progress 8:  0.47 (lower confidence level 0.24 upper 0.69)
This is significantly above the national average.

Attainment 8:  45.80 (average score per pupil)
National 44.2, Local Authority 46.1. 

Progress of individual subject areas have been reproduced below.  The national figure is 0 for all of the subjects below.

English +0.25
Maths +0.56
English Bacc (Humanities, MFL, Science) +0.62
Open Element (other subjects) +0.39


Disadvantaged Pupils

Progress 8: +0.40, Attainment 8: 42.60

English +0.20
Maths +0.56
English Bacc +0.48
Open Element (other subjects) +0.35


The DfE do not produce figures for disadvantaged pupils as we are expected to compare performance of this group of pupils to others.  Progress of our disadvantaged pupils is expected to be well above that of others nationally.


English Baccalaureate

All pupils National (2017) Disadvantaged Pupils Witton Park
Percentage Entered 45 34.9 Percentage entered 45
Percentage Achieving 27 19.5 Percentage Achieving 16


  • Percentage of pupils achieving a standard pass in English and maths: 59% (National 63%)
  • Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass in English and maths: 38% (National 39%)
  • Percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving a standard pass in English and maths: 55%

DfE performance data published on 12/10/17  indicate Witton Park’s set of results is significantly outperforming similar schools and schools judged to be outstanding in this region.  This is the second year in a row of consistent high progress.


Blackburn with Darwen Schools in Rank Order

School Progress 8 2016 Progress 8 2017
TIGHS 1.38 1.82
TIBHS 1.16 1.57
Witton Park 0.25 0.47
Pleckgate 0.1 0.38
St Wilfrids -0.05 0.09
BCHS -0.07 0
St Bedes 0.03 -0.01
QEGS 0.18 -0.17
Our Lady 0.05 -0.2
DACA -0.07 -0.49
Darwen Vale -0.49 -0.5
DA Studio school -2 -1.5


With high attendance above 95% and harmonious relationships it’s no coincidence pupils make great progress.

The DfE have also provided us with data for the proportion of pupils staying in education or employment.  This is detailed below for 2014/15.

  Number Percentage
Number of pupils 215 100%
Apprenticeships 8 4%
Pupils staying in education for
at least two terms after key stage 4
194 90%
Further education college or other further education provider 145 67%
School sixth form – state funded 9 4%
Sixth-form college – state funded 40 19%
Other education destinations 0 0%
Pupils in education which was not
sustained for two terms
18 8%
Pupils not captured in education
(destination unknown or in employment)
3 1%


Performance Tables

Please click below to access the school performance tables on the Department for Education website:

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