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Hyndburn is served by seven high schools, Accrington Academy, St Christopher's CE High School, Mount Carmel, Hollins Technology College, Norden High School, Broadfield Specialist School and Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School. Its main further education provider is Accrington and Rosendale College.

Primary school praised by Minister for State Schools

Sacred Heart RC in Church has been congratulated in a letter by the Rt Hon David Laws

Young pupils complete 'Mile Challenge' to promote healthy lifestyle

Students at St Charles Primary in Rishton ran around the yard to complete the task

Visionary Harry Yeadon who oversaw the creation of Britain’s first motorway has passed away, aged 93

Harry was integral in the construction of the M6 Preston Bypass in 1956 and got the wheels in motion for the UK’s modern road network

Accrington pupils bid to improve road safety by clocking offending motorists

Four schools have signed up to the police-backed scheme to improve child safety

Accrington heart attack student to cycle 2,000 miles for charity

John Wilson suffered a heart attack in 2012 but will now cycle across Europe to raise money for the British Heart Foundation

Tribute paid to a ‘vibrant’ charity fundraiser who has died suddenly

Catherine Anne Howard, 40, of Haworth Street in Rishton, was a mature student at Accrington & Rossendale College where she had just completed an NVQ

Oswaldtwistle school celebrating 'outstanding' Ofsted inspection

White Ash School was rated outstanding in all inspection areas

Church school 'moving forward' after Ofsted inspection

St Nicholas CE Primary School was rated as requiring improvement in three out of five inspection areas

Holocaust survivor visits Accrington school

Harry Bibring was invited to Hollins Technology College in Accrington as part of a programme organised by the Holocaust Education Trust (HET).

School donates computers to Africa

The project was headed by Carmel Cunliffe, business manager at the school, and the Rotary Club assisted them by organising transport.

Pupils tackle drivers over safety

The ‘Road Safety Team’ at St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School in Great Harwood has been stopping cars pulling up and dropping children off on the zig-zag lines on Ash Street.

Accrington school visited by Bishop of Blackburn

The bishop blessed the Forest school and pupils sang hymns.

WATCH: Julie Hesmondhalgh receives Honorary Freeman of the Borough

More than 200 people packed into the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where she once studied, to receive the borough's highest award.

Snow causes travel chaos and school closures

Long delays have also been reported on the M65, M66, A666 and other roads throughout the borough.

Children learn first aid skills

Children from Green Haworth C of E Primary School, in Accrington, spent the day with Sandra Scott from St John Ambulance.

'Incredible' Julie set to receive top award

And it will be a case of returning to her roots for Julie when she receives the honour in the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where Julie studied.

Inspirational carer returns from Tanzania

Tanya Hart, 24, of Burnley Lane, Huncoat set off for the east African republic in October with Raleigh International, a charity which runs projects in poverty-stricken areas.

Tanya returns from Tanzania

Tanya Hart, 24, of Burnley Lane, Huncoat set off for the east African republic in October with Raleigh International, a charity which runs projects in poverty-stricken areas.

‘Hairdresser to stars’ Lee visits the college

Former Men’s British Hairdresser of the Year winner and celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford attended the college as a special guest to deliver a hairdressing masterclass.

‘Incredible’ Julie set for top award

And it will be a case of returning to her roots for Julie when she receives the honour in the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where Julie studied.

College students granted thousands to create replica of Pals memorial

Accrington and Rossendale College has received £9,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a replica of the Serre Accrington Pals Monument as part of the HLF’s First World War then and now programme.

School and top hotel join forces

The Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors and Hollins Technology College in Accrington have teamed up as part of a Business Class nationwide programme from the charity Business in the Community.

Parents urged to send in applications for primary school places

Lancashire County Council has warned parents that applications must be made for all children, even if they already have an older brother or sister at their preferred school.

School’s goodbye to head

Anne Duke has served as headteacher at Mount Pleasant school in Clayton-le-Moors since 1999 and retired at the end of this term.

Awards presentation held at Hollins Technology College

The inaugural awards night was organised to celebrate the success of pupils who have achieved their Bronze Award.

Duke of Edinburgh awards at Hollins

The inaugural awards night was organised to celebrate the success of pupils who have achieved their Bronze Award.

Young chefs battle it out

Three pupils from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School took part in the first round of the competition by Rotary International.

Pupils head overseas for cultural exchange

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s new programme for education, training, youth and sport and is aimed at boosting skills and employability, as well as supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems.

Comic book inspired artwork

Luke Tomlinson, 18, had two large paintings on display at the gallery in Accrington last month and the Blackburn College student hopes this will lead to more interest.

Any dream won't do for Accrington Academy

Students across all year groups ‘wowed’ audiences with their interpretation of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

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