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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.

Accrington and Rossendale College officially opens new £1.3m sport fitness centre

The state-of-the art facility will be available to students and the wider community

Two teaching staff from Rishton successfully complete Manchester Marathon

Rachael Gavin and Marie Fenton work at St Charles RC primary school

General election hustings events announced

Parliamentary candidates in Hyndburn and Haslingden are set to lock horns in a series of election debates

Over three per cent of pupils to miss out on first three primary school choices in September

Figures for primary schools across the county show that more than 88 per cent will get their first preference

Accrington Academy 'rapidly improving' according to inspectors

Ofsted have rated the Academy 'good' in all areas after its latest inspection

Accrington Old Boys offering help to language students

The Accrington Grammar School Old Boys Association is offering a bursary to students who want to improve their foreign language skills

Dancing queen Annie dies at 87

Annie started teaching youngsters in her living room in 1945 and 44 years later she was teaching 400 pupils a week at the Anne Cummings School of Dance.

Talented young kickboxer defends British title

Keely Battrick, 12, competed at the North West Open held at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington

Accrington and Rossendale College

Accrington and Rossendale College shortlisted for National BTEC Award

The college has been nominated for School/College of the Year

Primary school receives outstanding report in inspection

St Oswalds RC Primary School were given top marks across the board by the Diocese of Salford

Success for Rishton dancers at Disneyland Paris competition

Youngsters from KTZ Dance competed against some of the UKs top dance schools

Man is found guilty of verbally abusing staff after school segregated Muslim pupils for growing beards

Mohammad Liaqat, of Richmond Avenue, Accrington, used ‘foul language with racist undertones’

Man is accused of being racially aggressive to staff after school segregated Muslim pupils for growing beards

Mohammad Liaqat, of Richmond Avenue, Accrington, denies six charges against him

Pupils visit care home to show off artwork of schools transformation

Accrington Academy students created the work to show the changes made since Accrington Grammar School

Fitness fanatic sisters complete ultra marathon

Alison King and Charlotte King took part in the 31-mile Canalathon

Rhyddings pupils meet Olympic star Rebecca Adlington

The students took part in a Q&A session with the freestyle world swimming champion

Media students tour Sky News studios

Pupils from Norden High School in Rishton toured the studios and met with a producer and news presenter

GALLERY: Nearly 40 bags of rubbish collected by pupils on 'Eco Day'

Around 65 pupils from eight schools in Hyndburn took part in the event organised by Mount Carmel High School

Secondary school named one of the best for student GCSE progress

Hollins Technology College in Accrington has received national recognition following a review of government data

Oswaldtwistle school pupils crowned tech tournament champions

Rhyddings School triumphed in the the annual Rotary International BAE Systems contest, held at Hollins Technology College

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Children and adults across Accrington got dressed up to raise money for Comic Relief

Church primary school bans energy and sports drinks over links to 'behavioural' issues

Headteacher at St Nicholas CE Primary school Vicky Axon has written to parents explaining the ban

Accrington and Rossendale College takes part in National Apprentice Week

The national event, now in its eighth year, aims to raise awareness of apprenticeships in the local area

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

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