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REMINDER: If you or a member of your household goes for a COVID-19 test because they have symptoms; please keep your son/ daughter at home until the result comes back.
If you have any concerns or anxieties about what is happening in school, please contact the school in the first instance.
If your child is sent home to isolate from school this also means they have to isolate from all other activities, events & occasions.
If your child is entitled to FSM and is required to isolate, you will be provided with a food parcel from the school kitchen.
key stage 4 results

KS4 Results

Due to the nature of our school, where all our students have either an ECHP or a Statement of Special Educational Needs, a negligible score for Progress 8, Attainment 8, achieving Grade 9-1 for English and Maths and the English Baccalaureate, is an expected outcome for our setting.

Progress 8 Floor standard

“The floor standard for a school is the minimum threshold for school level progress scores. It is important to note that the Government is clear that data is a starting point for a conversation with school leaders about school improvement. No school is judged on the basis solely on the basis of one year’s set of performance data. Floor standards do not apply to special schools.(DFE)

As Schools should continue to focus on which qualifications are most suitable for individual pupils, as the grades pupils achieve will help them reach their goals for the next stage of their education or training, we at PCHS have endeavoured to offer a realistic yet challenging array of accredited routes.

KS4 accreditations available for those that can access it are shown in the table below:


Awarding Body


Entry Level Certificate (1,2,3) AQA Mathematics
Entry Level Certificate (1,2,3) AQA English
GCSE AQA Mathematics
Entry Level Functional Skills (1,2,3, Level1) AQA



Unit Awards (Entry Level and Pre-Entry Level) AQA Cross Curricular and Vocational Studies E.g. Hair & Beauty
Duke of Edinburgh Award DoE Cross Curricular



Pendle Community High School & College
Pendle Vale Campus, Oxford Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 8LF
Tel: 01282 682260

Receptionist: Chelsea Watson
E-mail: reception@pchs.lancs.sch.uk
Chair of Governors: Trevor Ashton (Address c/o above)



Paper copies of the information on our website can be requested via email