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Youngsters left Inspired by STEM Event

Youngsters were inspired to take up careers in STEM industries at a major event supported by partners of Choose Cumbria.

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Kendal College student to represent UK in global skills competition

Plumbing and Heating apprentice, Michael, will compete in 2019 WorldSkills Final.

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Windermere School begins new academic year on a high

Windermere School is celebrating the start of the academic year with the news that it has been placed near the top of the Sixth Form League Tables.

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Students celebrate A-level success in Cumbria

Students and staff at Barrow Sixth Form College had stars in their eyes as they celebrated another impressive year for A-level exam success.

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‘Bright’ future for Furness College after success of first year

A college has celebrated the success of its first year after merging, and promised a bright future going forward.

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South Cumbria college graded as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ features

A South Cumbria college has been graded as "good" overall with "outstanding" features.

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Multi sports club to keep children active over summer

Furness College has launched a new multi sports holiday club for 6-12 year olds running at The Matchbox Sports and Fitness Centre.

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Furness College recognised for high quality university programmes

The Barrow college scored an excellent rating for ensuring students go into highly-skilled employment after their studies.

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Final piece of Kendal College’s creative arts complex is now in place

The new state-of-the-art Wildman Street Studios will offer new and exciting production opportunities.


College offers university degrees on the doorstep

Furness College is opening its doors to enable students to experience university degrees on their doorstep at a taster evening this month.

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Windermere School celebrates a year of successes

The school’s 154th annual prize day celebrated the events and successes of the past school year.

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Barrow college to launch art centre of excellence

A Barrow college is to launch a centre of excellence for art and design.

Chemistry Olympiad Silver Medallists

Chemistry students are among nation’s best

Three Barrow Sixth Form College students achieved silver awards in this year’s UK Chemistry Olympiad.

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Sixth form first in county to achieve Leadership Academy Status for sport

Staff and students are celebrating after Barrow Sixth Form College became the first in Cumbria to be awarded Leadership Academy Status.

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Kendal College awards evening celebrates apprenticeship achievements

Over 60 prize winning apprentices, their employers and assessors attended this year’s annual celebration of apprentices at Kendal College.


Careers Fair to take centre stage at Kendal College

Around 40 different businesses, voluntary organisations and universities will exhibit at Kendal College’s Careers Fair on Tuesday, March 7.


Students enjoy a Dream Placement with the NHS in Cumbria

A group of four students found out more about healthcare in Cumbria during a Dream Placement.

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Concert raises funds for Jo’s Appeal

​Talented musicians have raised £100 towards the charity Jo’s Appeal in a concert featuring recitals, monologues and songs from the musicals.


High-performing college receives chartered status

Furness College has been honoured by receiving chartered status in London.

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A level design and technology returns to sixth form

Barrow Sixth Form students will be able to study A level design and technology from September thanks to an innovative new partnership.

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Furness College tops performance tables

Staff and students are celebrating after Furness College topped the national league table for the progress students make after school.