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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.

PICTURES: Sneak peak at new £5m centre set to open at Accrington and Rossendale College

The Heartwood Centre will open to the public next month and include a restaurant, bakery and shop

PICTURES: Norden High School headteacher praises GCSE pupils on their 'outstanding success'

Pupils in Rishton have been receiving their results this morning

PICTURES: Hollins Technology College students give GCSE reaction

Students across the borough have been opening their results this morning

Village Residents Committee secures more than £32,000 for James Hargreaves heritage trail

The Stanhill Village Residents and Fete Committee are planning a project to recognise the inventor of the spinning jenny

PICTURES: Accrington Academy students give A Levels reaction

Students across the borough have been opening their results this morning

PICTURES: A Levels reaction from Accrington's St Christopher's High School

Students across the borough have been opening their results this morning

Hundreds of Hyndburn students receive A Level results

School halls were filled this morning with anxious students waiting to open those all important envelopes

Students across Hyndburn nervously await A Level results

Sixth formers are due to receive their grades on Thursday

Accrington Grammar School Old Boys gives £300 to police cadets

The Association believes in broadening the education of youngsters in the Accrington area

Norden High School teacher Marie Pye retires after 36 years

Marie joined the Rishton school in 1979 and served as food teacher and later head of technology

Accrington 'Sex in Class' Channel 4 documentary sends social media into meltdown

The show, filmed at Hollins Technology College, attracted thousands of comments on Twitter

School's chair of governors to stand down after 11 years

Heather Pitman held the role at Hollins Technology College in Accrington

PICTURES: Mount Carmel school pupils enjoy sports day with a difference

The Accrington school held a variety of fun events as well as 'more formal' track and field competitions

Broadcasters insist parents gave backing for televised sex education show in Accrington school

The Hollins Technology College is set to feature in Channel Four documentary 'Sex in Class' this week

'Sex in Class' TV documentary filmed in Accrington school set to air

Thirteen pupils from Hollins Technology College took part in the course with a Belgian 'sexologist'

PICTURES: Rishton school volunteer treks 100km in aid of heart charity

Darren Sagar completed the journey from London to Southend in just over 28 hours without any sleep

Things to do with the kids this summer in Hyndburn

School's out for summer so we have provided a list of great activities to enjoy over the next few weeks

PICTURES: Pupils reach memorial garden fundraising target

The year 8 pupils at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington have helped raise £8,500 in less than two months

Hyndburn schools which contain asbestos are named

Lancashire County Council provided the details under an Observer Freedom of Information request

Memorial garden at Rishton pre-school nearly finished

The garden is in memory of former Norden High School business manager Helen Hinds

PICTURES: Hollins students make an entrance at glamorous prom night

Pupils shun more traditional transport for helicopters and horses

Dance and drama students from Accrington are young prodigies

Seven pupils at The Performance Academy have already completed their GCSE drama - aged 12 and 13

PICTURES: Kind-hearted pupils and staff raise thousands for memorial garden in memory of former student

A week-long series of fundraising events have been held at Mount Carmel High School organised by friends of Logan Wood

Looking back: Both students and factory workers were keeping busy

Former Observer photographer Garth Dawson looks back at snaps from yesteryear.

College scoops national award for BTEC success

Accrington and Rossendale College was named Outstanding BTEC School or college at the ceremony in London

Tributes paid to running enthusiast following sudden death, aged 52

Accrington-born David Richardson's family say he died of a suspected brain haemorrhage

GALLERY: Mount Carmel and Norden schools celebrate prom nights in style

The Mytton Fold Hotel was the venue for both schools' end of year spectaculars

Maths magic wins Harry Potter-themed house cup for Accrington Academy

Year 7 students from the school competed in numerical challenges at 'Hogwarts'

Police issue 'final warning' to motorists committing offences outside schools

Accrington PC Dave Render said fines will soon be issued and a 'day of action' to crack down on the 'scary' incidents

Videos & Photos

Pictures: Can you spot anyone you know at the Oswaldtwistle Mills fun day?

PICTURES: Sneak peak at new £5m centre set to open at Accrington and Rossendale College

Motorists warned over closure of major Accrington town centre road for NINE WEEKS

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