Solway Community Technology College is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Silloth in Cumbria. It is a comprehensive community school administered by Cumbria County Council. Solway Community Technology College offers GCSEs and vocational courses as programmes of study for pupils. Some vocational courses are offered in conjunction with Askham Bryan College or Lakes College. Students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels. Solway Community School is at the heart of the community in Silloth. Established over 50 years ago, they have a reputation as a school where students of all abilities excel. their biggest strength is their small size – everyone knows everyone else; yet they are able to provide a wide range of courses to match learners’ strengths and interests. They know everyone – and they help them develop into unique and self-confident individuals.
St Benedict’s Catholic High School is a co-educational 11-18 comprehensive school on the edge of Whitehaven, between the Western Lake District and the sea. St Benedict’s is a much larger than average Catholic high school which serves a wide catchment area in West Cumbria. The proportion of students entitled to free school meals is just below average. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is just above average and an average number have a statement of special educational needs. The school was awarded specialist engineering college status in 2002, and has the Healthy Schools Award. Alongside this, St Benedict’s is also a Fairtrade School. It recently became one of only ten schools nationally to achieve advanced status in study support and also recently achieved the International Schools Award.
St Bernard’s Catholic High School is a Catholic community based on the gospel values of love and respect. We aim to provide the children of the Furness area with a supportive and caring community in which all can grow in confidence, spiritually and academically, to fulfil their true potential, strong in their belief in Christ, fully prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that await them.
St Joseph’s was judged by Ofsted to be a “Good” school in April 2016 and this is a very firm basis on which we can aspire to improve further. St Joseph’s has a Mission Statement which is summarised in the statement: ‘We will challenge you to aim high. We expect you to succeed.” they are very pleased with the 10% increase in their GCSE results this year. We are pleased that St Joseph’s exam results are improving despite the national trend being downwards. they do realise that it is becoming more difficult to achieve higher grades so they are very happy that their students’ A and A* results have also increased.
Workington Academy is a mixed secondary school and sixth form that was formed in September 2015 from the merger of Southfield Technology College and Stainburn School and Science College. The school will relocate to a new campus in Workington, Cumbria in 2017. Prior to the merger, Southfield Technology College and Stainburn School and Science College were both experiencing low pupil numbers, and were both in special measures after critical Ofsted inspection reports. In October 2014 it was announced that the schools would merge in September 2015 to form Workington Academy.The academy is sponsored by the William Howard Trust, and operates from the former Stainburn School site until moving to a new campus in 2017. Southfield Technology College (now closed) In November 2015 it was announced that the Southfield Technology College site is set to be demolished after a repeated string of vandal attacks on the former school buildings.
The Lakes School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive community school.They are situated in a corner of the UK which is unparalleled for its beauty, cultural opportunities and quality of life.The campus itself is set in close proximity to Lake Windermere and is surrounded by the Cumbrian fells.The Lakes School is very much at the heart of the local community. They encourage their students to participate fully in all aspects of school life, knowing that this will enrich their education and help them to become successful young people.
The Nelson Thomlinson School is a comprehensive secondary school located in the market town of Wigton, Cumbria, England. The school’s motto is the Latin phrase Fide et Operis, “Faith and Works”. The position of Headteacher has been occupied by David Samuel Northwood since September 2012, after the former head, Janet Downes, retired at the end of the previous academic year.
The Queen Katherine School is an academy school located in Kendal, Cumbria, England. It is a co-educational facility for 11- to 18-year-olds and has around 1420 students. The school’s ethos is “A trusting, open, caring, inclusive, friendly and structured atmosphere – with comfortable relationships, clear expectations and with every individual valued.” “We have a focus on learning, guidance and monitoring for all students and staff, both inside and outside the classroom.” It achieved specialist status as a Technology College in 2001 and became a strategic facility for students with physical and medical difficulties in 2002. In 2006, it became a full service Extended School. In 2011 the school became an Academy.
Trinity School (formerly Carlisle Grammar School) is a large mixed secondary school and sixth form in Carlisle, Cumbria, for students aged 11 to 18. Since September 2011, it has been an academy. It is a Church of England school with strong links to Carlisle Cathedral. In 2009 the Ofsted inspection concluded, “Trinity School provides its students with a good education… the quality of the teaching and learning is good”. In its February 2012 inspection, Trinity was judged to be “good” in all categories.
The character of the school comes from two main factors. The first is its enormous catchment area, the largest in England. The second is the existence of its neighbour and great rival, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Mr David Robinson served as headmaster until 2004 thereafter the school was led by Mr Stewart Gimber as the head teacher. UCC had a good Inspection in 2006 but in 2009 it was given a Notice to Improve by Ofsted. In September 2009 Mr Nigel Pattinson took over the role as head teacher. UCC is a Business and Enterprise College and has many links with the local community through enterprise projects. The school also has a large adult or further education centre. In January 2011, The construction of a new training centre began and was completed in September 2011. The new “Applied Learning Centre” was opened on the 29th of November 2011 by The Duke of Gloucester. In May 2012 controversy arose as Nigel Pattinson, the headmaster, was given a pay rise at a time when the school was making staff redundant and was short of money. The governors defended their actions saying that the rise was due to the school meeting the targets […]