Government figures have revealed how well GCSE pupils performed at each of the borough’s schools last year.

Figures published by the Department of Education showed that the Hollins Technology College came top of the class among schools in Hyndburn for its exam results, ranking 665th out of 3,308 English schools.

Rhyddings Business School in Oswaldtwistle came sixth out of the borough’s schools with 38 per cent of pupils achieving five A*-C grades in English and Maths, and 24 per cent gaining five A*-C grades in other subjects.

Seventy per cent of Hollins pupils achieved five A*-C grades in English and Maths, while 75 per cent of pupils achieved five A*-C grades in other GCSE exams, and 24 per cent of pupils also passed the English Baccalaureate.

To pass the English Baccalaureate, pupils need A* to C grades in English,or English Language and English Literature, Maths, at least two of the individual sciences or core and additional science or double award science, as well as history or geography and a foreign language.

Steve Campbell, headteacher of The Hollins Technology College, said the school was “very proud” to have the best results in Hyndburn for the second year running.

He said: “I am delighted with our excellent results which are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of all our staff and pupils.

“It is also extremely pleasing to see that our results in every area are at least in line with, or significantly above, national averages. We constantly look to make incremental improvements in attainment and progress, encouraging all pupils to achieve beyond their expected potential.”

Paul Trickett, headteacher at Rhyddings, admitted it was “a disappointing year” for the school, which placed 2,738th in the list of English schools.

He added: “However, there were both internal and logistical reasons. This year our results will be back where they usually are. Our tracking that we have put in place shows us we will be back in the forties.”

Across England, the proportion of pupils achieving at least five GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths increased by 0.2 percentage points, with 52.8 per cent of pupils in all schools, and 56.1 per cent of pupils in state-funded schools achieving the measure in 2015.


The exam results:

Hollins Technology College 70 (75)

St Christopher’s High School 62 (77)

Accrington Academy 47 (59)

Mount Carmel High School 45 (60)

Norden High School 43 (46)

Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School 38 (46)

Source: Department of Education. Five A* to Cs incl. English and Maths (Five A* to Cs overall in brackets)