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Unity College

URN: 135003

Address: Townley Holmes, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3DF

Rating and reports

Inspection outcome

The overall outcome of the inspection on 20 February 2024 was:

Requires Improvement

Quality of education:

Requires Improvement

Behaviour and attitudes:

Requires Improvement

Personal development:

Requires Improvement

Leadership and management:

Requires Improvement

Requires Improvement

All reports

  1. Full inspection: GoodFull inspection, PDF - 04 December 2018
  2. Short inspection Short inspection, PDF - 12 March 2018
  3. Full inspection: GoodFull inspection, PDF - 24 June 2014
  4. Full inspection: SatisfactoryFull inspection, PDF - 25 November 2011
  5. Full inspection: SatisfactoryFull inspection, PDF - 10 February 2009
  6. Monitoring visit Monitoring visit, PDF - 04 July 2008
  7. Full inspection: InadequateFull inspection, PDF - 28 December 2007
  8. Opened

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About Unity College

  • Type: Secondary
  • Boarding: No
  • Religious character: None
  • Local authority: Lancashire


  • Age Range: 11 - 16
  • Gender: Mixed
  • Number of pupils: 1380
  • School capacity: 1480


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  • Address: Townley Holmes, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3DF
  • Region: North West

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