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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.

Head is 'inspirational' says glowing report

Baxenden St John’ CE Primary School was given a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted and headteacher Christina Regan was praised as an ‘inspirational leader’

Thug spared jail over attack on student

Oscar Connolly, of Willows Lane, Accrington, was caught after a witness told the victim the identity of his attacker on Facebook.

Teacher banned after ‘schoolgirl’ sex sting

David Gilroy Simpson, 50, appeared in court last year after chatting online to a girl he believed to be aged 15 and arranging to meet her for sex.

Teachers turn to rhyme in bid to rap way to victory in contest

Staff and Year 11 students at Norden High in Rishton have created a 30 second clip as part of the Children in Need ‘Best Day Ever’ competition.

Intrepid teenagers enjoy life-changing colorful visit to India

Jack Brady, Natasha Rodia, Bradley Foster and Saffron Barnes-Fullalove – all former pupils at Hollins Technology College in Accrington – travelled to India after sitting their GCSE exams in July.

College shows off restaurant plans

Plans for the ‘Roots’ restaurant were unveiled at the college’s open evening and will form part of the Heartwood Centre.

Tragic Olivia missed out on vital flu vaccine

Twelve-year-old Olivia died suddenly of a heart condition at Manchester Children’s Hospital, just four days after falling ill with the flu.

Scholarships glory for students

The Pilkington Scholarship is a fund which grants scholarships to those who have studied at the College, after attending a local school.

Seaside comes to school to boost pupils' writing

Instead of travelling to the beach, staff at Great Harwood Primary School created a seaside scene setting in the school hall.

School achieves highest rating

St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary and Nursing School was inspected at the beginning of September, having previously been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Dance student Mary becomes the teacher

Mary Green spent three years at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance, but it was always her intention to return home and now she is a dance teacher at The Performance Academy in Accrington where she honed her skills.

Dance student Mary becomes the teacher

Mary Green spent three years at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance, but it was always her intention to return home and now she is a dance teacher at The Performance Academy in Accrington where she honed her skills.

School achieves highest rating

St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary and Nursing School was inspected at the beginning of September, having previously been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Dance student Mary becomes the teacher

Mary Green spent three years at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance, but it was always her intention to return home and now she is a dance teacher at The Performance Academy in Accrington where she honed her skills.

Man, 43, dies after back complaint

Mark Brady, 43, of Gloucester Avenue, Accrington was admitted to the Royal Blackburn Hospital on Friday, September 5 after a blood test revealed he had low levels of red blood cells.

Karla, 23, battling with nerve disorder

Karla Gudgeon was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia five years ago, after an operation on her jaw appeared to trigger the crippling nerve disorder.

Top honour for Maundy patron Julie

Councillors voted unanimously in favour of awarding the Accrington actress and Maundy Relief charity patron one of Hyndburn’s highest honours.

X Factor star at old school

Pupils at Peel Park Primary School were delighted by the visit of old boy and singing starlet Reece Bibby.

Dance teacher reveals the success of her new school

Alice Blokland, 23, of Baxenden has established the Wonderland School of Dance at the Baxenden Conservative Club and has attracted more than 40 students in five weeks.

Summer school preparing its youngsters for the year ahead

Norden High School ran a Summer School for its new Year 7 pupils to help them prepare for high school life and meet their soon-to-be classmates.

Teen makes it through first round of X Factor

Reece Bibby, 15, of Accrington wowed judges in the first episode of the series screened on Saturday night, with an acoustic version of Disclosure’s Latch, which had his family in tears backstage.

TV star Julie to get Freedom of Borough

The Accrington actress has been nominated by the council to receive the Freedom of the Borough at a ceremony next month.

GCSE Results Day gallery

We've been sent in photos from schools across Hyndburn who are sharing their GCSE success.

Hyndburn GCSE Results

Norden High School headteacher Tim Mitchell praised the pupils for the results and said the Rishton school has ‘bucked the national trend’ of declining grades.

Accrington schools' reaction to GCSE Results

School halls across Hyndburn will be filled with nervous students waiting to see if they have done enough to get the grades they needed to progress to the next stage of their education.

GCSE Results day - we want your stories and pictures

Pupils at schools and colleges across Accrington will be making their way in to open those all-important envelopes and learn whether they have made the grade.

Retired art teacher from Rishton launches Japanese-style exhibit at Haworth gallery

Valerie Haney, of Blackburn Road, has showcased 11 pieces of her work in a style influenced by Japanese culture.

Students across borough waking up to A-level results

Richard Jones, headteacher at St Christopher’s, said the school had enjoyed a record breaking year.

A-level results day - we want your stories and pictures

Pupils at schools and colleges across Accrington will be making their way in to open those all-important envelopes and learn whether they have made the grade.

Out of school club branded 'inadequate'

Stonefold Sharks, which operates from St John Stonefold CE School and caters for 62 early years children, has been found to be inadequate in three key areas by Ofsted.

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