Unity College (Burnley)


Unity College (Burnley)

: "For other Unity Colleges, please see the disambiguation page Unity College".

Infobox UK school
name = Unity College


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motto = "Respect, Unity, Passion"
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established = 2006
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type = Community
religion = Non-denominational
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head = Mrs Sally-Jane Cryer
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chair_label = Chair of Governors
chair = Mr Michael Murray
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specialist = Arts
street = Towneley Holmes
city = Burnley
county = Lancashire
country = England flagicon|England
postcode = BB11 3EN
LEA = Lancashire County Council
ofsted = 135003
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enrollment = 869
gender = mixed
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 16
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website = http://www.unity.lancs.sch.uk
website_name = Official website

Unity College is a mixed 11-16 comprehensive school in Burnley, Lancashire, with specialist Arts College status.

History

The school opened in September 2006 as part of the first wave of a nationwide 10-15 year programme of capital investment funded by the Department for Education and Skills called [http://www.bsf.gov.uk/ Building Schools for the Future] . It currently occupies the site of the former Towneley High School; its new buildings, scheduled for completion in 2010, will be on an adjacent site.

Attainment

In 2007, 21% of Year 11 students achieved 5 A*-C GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics (national average 46.7%). [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/07/school_tables/secondary_schools/html/888_4806.stm www.bbc.co.uk] . Accessed 10 January 2008.] The school's value-added measure was 971 (national average 1000), which placed it in the bottom 5% nationally for adding value between the end of Key Stage 2 and the end of Key Stage 4. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7180218.stm www.bbc.co.uk] . Accessed 10 January 2008.]

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